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Critical differentiations of racism and migratism

Alyosxa Tudor

Date: Wednesday 1st February
Time: 6 - 7.30pm
Room: NAB.1.15
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My paper revisits (Western European) critical migration studies and feminist approaches to migration with the insights from postcolonial theories and transnational feminism. I suggest that a critical differentiation of racism and migratism is needed in postcolonial and transnational feminist understandings of racism and migration, in order to sharpen the critique of racism in postcolonial Europe. I elaborate on the assumption that the equalization of racism and the ascription of migration and the homogenizing use of 'culture' and ‘nation’ in the field of critical migration studies render Europeans of Color unthinkable, as abject positions in migration discourses, even within knowledge production on 'migration' with critical intentions. My approach is a theoretical work that intervenes in academic and activist knowledge productions on migration that rely on so called ‘neo-racism’ concepts and construct Europe as a space free from racialization. Drawing on queer, trans and feminist, postcolonial and anti-racist interventions my research investigates the ongoing presence and legacy of colonialism in constructions of Western nations, intellegible Europeaness and migration.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Kate Steward (k.steward@lse.ac.uk).


Dr Alyosxa Tudor is Lecturer in Gender Studies at Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, University of London.

In the past Alyosxa was LSE Fellow in Transnational Gender Studies and Senior Teaching Fellow at the Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, with focus on ‘Gendering Migration and Diasporas’, transnational feminist epistemologies and queer politics. Their work connects trans and queer feminist approaches with transnational feminism and postcolonial studies. Alyosxa’s main research interest lies in analysing (knowledge productions on) migrations, diasporas and borders in relation to critiques of Eurocentrism and to processes of gendering and racialisation.

 

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Alyosxa Tudor