AATI 2016 Naples – cfp Migrant Bodies and Politics
While the Syrian refugee crisis has turned the world’s attention to the plight of thousands of migrants – children, women, and men – marching across nations and beyond borders toward the heart of Europe, it has also exposed the extent to which the migrant body has become a privileged political tool. While migrants use their bodies to claim survival and freedom of movement, in return they are physically marked by Europe’s mechanisms of political and physical exclusion. Drawing from Sandro Mezzadra’s Diritto di fuga, this section seeks essays that analyze the migrant body as a dialectic space of political resistance and rejection, at the core of which practices of undocumented trespassing and systematic detention reveal the political anxiety of nations and international entities vis-à-vis migrants and refugees.
Please send an abstract of 150-300 words (in English or Italian) and a brief bio to Simona Wright (firstname.lastname@example.org), Anita Pinzi (email@example.com), and Ashna Ali (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 31, 2016.