STS-MIGTEC Paper Workshop (conference)

STS-MIGTEC Paper Workshop ONLINE, 15-16 February 2022
Call for Open Panels

The STS-MIGTEC network aims to assemble and stimulate work at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies (STS) and Critical Migration, Security and Border Studies. It seeks to bring researchers from different disciplines and around the world together and to initiate scientific exchange to produce synergies for relevant knowledge production (http://sts-migtec.org/).
The STS-MIGTEC Paper Workshop invites scholars to present and discuss current work in several panels, to plan future network research activities, and to think about interventions beyond academic research.

We invite you to submit your proposal for open panels, which are concerned with (but not limited to) the following questions:

  • How are migrant subjects shaped and affected by migration and border technologies and infrastructures? How do migrant subjects enact, subvert, appropriate them?
  • What role do alternative, interventionist or oppositional technologies and infrastructures enacted by migrant subjects or other actors in solidarity with migrant subjects play?
  • How do migration and border technologies shape transnational migration and border regimes?
  • Which material and epistemic practices manifest or counter migration management/control regimes?
  • What are the material / ontological politics involved and what power effects do such entanglements produce?
  • What data infrastructures of migration and border control emerge and in which ways are they/can they be contested?
  • What new forms of health and migration surveillance technologies and infrastructures did the pandemic trigger which now shape how we ‘see’ migrations and how versions of ‘migrants’ are enacted? 
  • How can we critically and publicly engage with migration and border control technologies and infrastructures? What can the methodological and conceptual repertoire of STS add to engage critically with human rights issues, inequalities, public ignorance linked to migration and border control regimes?
  • What roles do science and critical scholars have in that process?

Please include: title, abstract (up to 250 words), and convenors of the panel. The deadline for submission is 30 July 2021. Wide variety of topics linking STS and critical migration/border/security studies is welcome. 

Please also consider joining the STS-MIGTEC coordinating team. If you would like to join the team conceptualizing, coordinating, and organizing the event please express your interest with a brief statement about related experiences and a short bio until 5th July 2021.

Schedule

  • 5 July 2020 – Deadline to express interest to join the coordinating team
  • 30 July 2021 – Deadline to submit open panel proposals
  • Beginning of September – Notification of acceptance of open panels, call for papers to be circulated
  • 15 October 2021 – Deadline to submit paper abstracts
  • Beginning of November – Notification about acceptance of papers
  • 31 January 2022 – Deadline to submit full draft papers (short papers of 4000 words or full papers of 8000 words)
  • 15-16 February 2022 Workshop Online

Contact: Submit open panel proposals and express your interest in joining the coordinating team via e-mail: migtec.website@gmail.com

 

STS-MIGTEC Workshop 25-26 January 2021 – ONLINE

The first STS-MIGTECH Paper Workshop invites scholars to present and discuss current work in several panels, to plan future network research activities, and to think about interventions beyond academic research. We invite you to submit your paper proposal, which are concerned with (but not limited to) the following questions:
• How are migrant subjects shaped and affected by migration and border technologies? How do migrant subjects enact, subvert, appropriate them?
• How do migration and border technologies shape transnational migration and border regimes?
• How are migration/ border technologies and border control practices co-shaped?
• What is the role of alternative, interventionist or oppositional technologies and infrastructures that are enacted by migrant subjects themselves or other actors in solidarity with migrant subjects?
• Which material and epistemic politics are involved in this enactment?
• What power effect does such involvement produce?
• What are ways to critically and publicly engage with technologies and infrastructures of migration and border control?
Variety of topics linking STS and critical migration/border/security/surveillance studies is welcomed.

Panel #1: Material Enactments beyond Migration Management Infrastructures
Fredy Mora-Gámez and Eric Snodgrass, Linköping University, Sweden contact: fredy.mora.gamez@liu.se; eric.snodgrass@liu.se

Panel #2: The Politics of (Non)Knowledge in the (Un)Making of Migration
Stephan Scheel, Institute of Sociology, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany contact: stephan.scheel@uni-due.de

Panel #3: Open Panel: Agency – Alterings
Olga Usachova, University of Padua

Panel #4: Open Panel: Biometrics – Imaginaries – Materialities
Jasper van der Kist, University of Manchester

Panel #5: Border Control Technologies
Nina Amelung, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal & Vasilis Galis, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Please find the full program here:
MigTec_workshop_2021_program

Previous Events

STS-MIGTEC MEETING at EASST/4S conference in Prague 2020
A first STS-MIGTEC network meeting will take place in the planned dates of the EASST / 4S conference “Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and Agency of STS in Emerging Worlds” between August 18-21, 2020.
As the organizers decided to migrate the event to the virtual timespace, we follow and will have meeting online.

OPEN PANELS of STS-MIGTEC members at EASST/4S conference in Prague 2020
In case you are attending the EASST conference you might be interested what other STS-MIGTEC members are doing there. Here is a list of panels hosted by members here asap.

  • 
Open Panel No. 14. Borders in the Anthropocene: Transformations of Climates, Human and Nonhuman Mobility, and the Politics of the Earth
Huub Dijstelbloem, University of Amsterdam; Polly Pallister-Wilkins, University of Amsterdam
  • Open Panel No. 30. Contesting the ‘migration/border control machine’: entanglements of information and surveillance infrastructures with the making of publics/’non-publics’
Nina Amelung, University of Minho; Silvan Pollozek, MCTS, Technical University of Munich
  • Open Panel No. 137. Proliferation, dispersal and (in)security: towards new vocabularies for the debate between STS and critical security studies
Annalisa Pelizza, University of Bologna and University of Twente; Claudia Aradau, King’s College London