The workshop “How can Science and Technology Studies help to reflect on the political crisis associated with refugees and asylum seekers?” will take place on September 26–28, 2018, in Coimbra, Portugal.
In this workshop we focus on the ongoing political crisis associated with refugees/ asylum seekers/ forced migrants as an object of study. So we ask how Science and Technology Studies (STS) approaches may contribute to understanding the sociotechnical and epistemic aspects of forced migration and displacement, (re)integration, resettlement and related debates and practices. Based on the practice-oriented empirical commitments and conceptual repertoires of the field, various developments and configurations have lent themselves to fascinating STS studies (for instance Boswell 2012; Broeders 2007; Jacobsen 2017; M’Charek 2017; Tazzioli 2017; van der Ploeg 1999). We aim to gather contributions that make use of the theories and problematisations of STS and that may include but not be limited to the following issues: […]
The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2018.
For further information, check the full Call for Papers.