Panel on Gender, Migration, and Connectivity

This Friday I’ll be presenting at Anthropology Day! There’s so many interesting things happening at this event that I’m just going to paste the program in full here. Can’t wait for Nadje al-Ali’s keynote lecture on Gendering Migration!

Date: Friday May 20, 2016

 Location: University of Humanistic Studies, Kromme Nieuwegracht 29, Utrecht 

Time: 10.00 – 18.00

09.30   Coffee and registration

10.00   Welcome by Anouk de Koning (ABv) and Marina de Regt (LOVA)

10.15   Keynote by Prof. Nadje al-Ali (School of Oriental and African Studies, London): “Gendering migration: home and belonging in a transnational context” (Grote zaal 1.40)

11.30   First round of panels:

LOVA panel: Gender, Migration and Connectivity ( Grote Zaal 1.40)

Chair and convenor: Marina de Regt (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

  • Catrien Notermans (Radboud University Nijmegen): “Pilgrimage souvenirs as religious remittances: women’s powerful connections between Europe and Africa”
  • Donya Alinejad (Utrecht University): “Politics of home: mediating affective migrant connections”
  • Koen Leurs (Utrecht University): “Young connected migrants and feminist data analysis”
  • Panel: Migration, Research and Activism (Kleine zaal 1.15)

Chair and convenor: Peter Versteeg (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) 

  • Sinan Çankaya (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): “The governance of radicalization: The right wing security threat”
  • Saskia Jenelle Maarsen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): “Navigating anthropology and activism”
  • Kolar Aparna (Radboud University Nijmegen): “Universities as sites for academic-migrant knowledge-activism”

12.45   Lunch and General meeting LOVA-members

13.45   Second round of panels:

  • Panel: Hospitality (Grote zaal 1.40)

Chair and convenor: Kathrine van den Bogert (Utrecht University) en Roxane Beumer (Focus)

  • Ilse van Liempt (Utrecht University): “Welcoming cities? Balancing rights and responsibilities towards asylum seekers at the local level”
  • Susanne Kipp and Toon Vos (Utrecht University): “Worried citizens’ perspectives on the “refugee crisis” in the Netherlands”
  • Lucrezia Giordano (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): “Life at the Border: Local experiences of the EU migration crisis in Lampedusa, Italy”


  • Roundtable/Critical conversations: Ethical Concerns in Research on Migration, Border Crossings, and Trafficking (Kleine zaal 1.15)

Chair and convenors: Anouk de Koning (Radboud University Nijmegen) en Yvon van der Pijl (Utrecht University)

Participants (with reservations):

Roos de Wildt (Utrecht University)

Brenda Oude Breuil (Utrecht University)

Luc Voncken (Nidos)

Christa von Reth (Utrecht University)

Karina van der Meijden (The Dutch Council for Refugees)

15.00   Plenary panel: Visual Anthropology and Migration (Grote zaal 1.40)

Chair: Mark Westmoreland (Leiden University)

Convenor: Eddy Appels (Beeld voor Beeld)

  • Cristina Grasseni (Utrecht University): “Home and Belonging”
  • Sanderien Verstappen (University of Amsterdam): “Studying migration through visual methods”
  • Metje Postma (Leiden University): “What’s in an image: nomads, rebels, refugees or smugglers”
  • Dimitris Dalakoglou (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam): “Expanding the state of exception: A visual ethnographic approach of migration and social devaluation in Athens of crisis”

16.30   General Meeting ABv-members en closing

17.00   Drinks