FEMONATIONALISM: Gendered Migrations and Gendered Integration

Presenter/s: ANU Gender Institute

Event type: Masterclass

Event date: Thursday, 2 August 2012 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

Event venue: ANU Centre for European Studies 1 Liversidge Street (bldg. 67C)

Dr Farris, an Italian political theorist, works on gender, migration, integration and citizenship, using a sociological and political theory framework. She recently initiated a groundbreaking study on the role played by gender in contemporary notions of migrants’ integration, especially in relation to the contemporary mobilization of ideas of gender equality by nationalist parties and neo-liberal governments across Europe. This led her to formulate the novel concept and research paradigm of “Femonationalism”, which has begun to influence debates in both the academic field and in broader public discussions in both Europe and the USA: Cf. Sara R. Farris, ‘Femonationalism and the reserve army of labour called migrant women’, forthcoming in History of the Present, 2:2, 2012.

This Masterclass will introduce students to Dr Farris’ work. Participants, upon registration, will receive three articles, which introduce the concept of “femonationalism” and relate it to gendered migrations and integration. Participants are invited to discuss their own projects in the Masterclass, and Dr Farris will be available to discuss individual projects on Thursday afternoon following the Masterclass.

Dr Sara R. Farris is a Lecturer in Political Sociology at the European Studies Department, King’s College London, and Research Fellow at Princeton, Institute for Advanced Study (2012-2013). She was a research fellow at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam (2007 – 2009), DAAD research fellow at the Humboldt University in Berlin in 2008, and research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Konstanz, Germany in 2011. Her books include Politics Enchanted. Religion, Subjectivity and Nationalism in Max Weber (Brill 2012) and The Political Economy of Femonationalism (forthcoming, 2013). She is member of the Editorial Board of Critical Sociology.

This event has been organized by Rosanne Kennedy, School of Cultural Inquiry, CASS in conjunction with the ANU Gender Institute.

RSVP by 26 July to Martina.Fechner@anu.edu.au.


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