2–4 December 2020, IMIS, Osnabrück University

The Moral Economies of Knowledge Production on Migration

Conflicts, Values, Positionalities

In current research about migration, there is a growing interest in the ways in which knowledge shapes migration and the experiences and apparatuses connected to it.

Researchers, thus, draw attention to the categories, technologies, and data that inform border and migration policies (and vice versa). They point to the ways in which different mobilities come to be categorized, ordered and made legible to the state. They explore how the production of mobile subjects such as “the expat” or “the illegal migrant” is interconnected with specific imaginations of nations, societies or empires. Or they guide the view to the structures and assumptions that shape the politics of expertise in migration studies and related fields. Our conference approaches the interconnection between the production of knowledge and migration by placing a particular emphasis on the struggles that centre on peoples’ mobilities and their ‘correct’ quantification, categorization and interpretation. In order to make these conflicts intelligible, we propose to apply the notion of moral economies as it has been discussed in different disciplines recently.

Organizers

Research Group “The Production of Knowledge on Migration”, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrueck, Germany

The conference is organized in cooperation with IMISCOE’s Standing Committee“Reflexivities in Migration Studies.

Submissions should include a paper title, an abstract of up to 500 words, and a short biographical note. Please submit proposals by the 15th of March 2020 to Matthias Land (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The organizers will cover basic expenses for travel and accommodation.

For questions or further information please contact the two heads of the research group, Dr Isabella Löhr and PD Dr Christiane Reinecke : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Experts mentioned

Matthias Land

Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), Germany

Dr Isabella Löhr

Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), Germany

PD Dr Christiane Reinecke

Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), Germany

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