Feminist Methodologies for Researching the Politics and Spaces of Migration Management

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Perspectives on Women Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 3:20 PM / 5:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Studio 8, Marriott, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Malene Jacobsen, Austin Crane
Chairs: Austin Crane


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.


Type Details Minutes
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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