This panel facilitates a discussion about the ways in which feminist methodologies come to bear on researching migration management. This includes various practices of immigration enforcement, processes of bordering, and asylum procedures – involving security and humanitarian actors. Panelists will discuss how feminist methodologies help us understand the ways in which migration management is produced, experienced, embodied, politicized, and resisted across a range of geographical locations and scales. A key contribution of feminist scholars to political geography has been to foreground the political in studying (often seemingly apolitical) state and non-state actors’ efforts to “manage” migration. Therefore, this panel creates the space for an honest discussion of the methodological decisions we make in our research with people who navigate and negotiate the politics and spaces of migration management (migrants, state actors, humanitarian practitioners, activists, etc). With past methodological lessons in mind, we seek to facilitate a conversation about new ways forward for studying migration management in geography and related disciplines.
|Introduction||Deirdre Conlon University of Leeds||20|
|Panelist||Patricia Ehrkamp University of Kentucky||20|
|Panelist||Elisa Pascucci University of Tampere||20|
|Panelist||Jill Williams University of Arizona||20|
|Discussant||Megan Ybarra University of Washington||20|
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