International Conference "The Moral Economies of Knowledge Production on Migration"

17 June 2020

International Conference "The Moral Economies of Knowledge Production on Migration: Conflicts, Values, Positionalities"

date & venue: 2-4 December 2020 @ IMIS, Osnabrueck University, Germany //further information follows//

organizers: Research Group “The Production of Knowledge on Migration”, IMIS, in cooperation with IMISCOE’s Standing Committee “Reflexivities in Migration Studies

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Preliminary Programme

Wednesday, 2 December 2020

15.00 – 15.45 Welcome & Introduction: Isabella Löhr & Christiane Reinecke (Osnabrück)

15.45 – 17.15 Panel I: Integrationism: Social Imaginaries and Moral Justifications | Chair: Jannis Panagiotidis (Wien)

Boris Nieswand (Tübingen): Integrationism as Moral Justification Order

Stefan Manser-Egli (Neuchâtel): In the Name of Liberalism? Respecting the Values of the Constitution, Integrationism and Boundary Liberalism in Switzerland

Comment: Valerio Simoni (Geneva)

17.15 – 17.30 Break

17.30 – 19.00 Keynote Speech

Loren Landau (Oxford): Visibilising Responsibility: Counting, Containment, and Migrant Immoralities

19.30 Dinner

Thursday, December 3, 2020

9.00 – 10.30 Panel II: Ordering Migration: (Co-)Producers and Production Sites | Chair: Ulrike Krause (Osnabrück)

Lucia Bonilla Lara (Porto): Migration Consultants: Positionalities and Dilemmas of Knowledge Workers

Valentin Feneberg (Berlin): Legal Categorization by Knowledge: The Use of Country of Origin Information in Asylum Appeal Adjudication

Comment: Helen Schwenken (Osnabrück)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Panel III: Administrating Asylum: Categorizations and Practices | Chair: Sophie Hinger (Osnabrück)

Theresa Radermacher (Mainz): Asylum Decision Incognito. The (whole) Process of Granting the Right of Asylum in Germany

Simon Sperling (Osnabrück): The Moral Economies of Knowledge Production on "Bleibeperspektive". Labels – Dispositifs – Conflicts

Comment: Zeynep Yanasmayan-Wegele (Halle/Saale)

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 16.00 Panel IV: Spatializing the Knowledge on Migration: (Imagined) Geographies | Chair: Philipp Schäfer (Osnabrück)

Sebastian Cobarrubias & Maribel Casas-Cortes (Zaragoza): Should I stay or should I go now? The Twisted Links between Maps, Territories, and Peoples

Nina Perkowski (Hamburg): Who Endangers, Who Secures? Knowledge Production in and about ‘Dangerous Spaces’

Sarah Earnshaw (Berkeley): Weathering the Storm, Stemming the Flood: US Security Regimes and ‘Knowing’ the Caribbean Climate Migrant                  

Comment: Andreas Pott (Osnabrück)

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee Break

16.30 – 18.00 Panel V: Producing the (Il)Legitimacy of Migration: Conflicts and Positionalities | Chair: Frank Wolff (Osnabrück)

Julia Glathe (Berlin): Competing Moral Economies: Political Conflicts of Immigration in Post-Socialist Russia

Tina Adomako/Akosua Adomako Ampofo (Düsseldorf/Legon): Alternative Perspectives on Migration in Ghana and Germany

Comment: Anna Amelina (Cottbus)

19.00 Dinner

Friday, December 4, 2020

9.00 – 10.30 Panel VI: The Contested Legitimacy of Data Practices I | Chair: Inken Bartels (Osnabrück)

Lea Rénard (Berlin): The Statistical Lens: Political and Statistical Categorizations of Migration in France and Germany Around 1900

Anne-Kathrin Will (Berlin): No, Proxy or Explicit Data on Race and Ethnicity? – Recent Struggles about Data Collection for Anti-Discrimination Purposes in Germany

 Comment: Riem Spielhaus (Göttingen)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.30 Panel VII: The Contested Legitimacy of Data Practices II | Chair: Laura Stielike (Osnabrück)

Kenneth Horvath (Luzern): Epidemiology, Mobility, and Datafication

Stephan Scheel (Duisburg-Essen): Digital Migration Management in Times of the GDPR? European Data Extraction Machines vs. Migrants’ Right to Opacity

Comment: Linnet Taylor (Tilburg)

12.30 – 13.00 Lunch

13.00 – 14.30 Final discussion

Input: Valentina Mazzucato (Maastricht)


Inken Bartels

Matthias Land

Isabella Löhr

Christiane Reinecke

Philipp Schäfer

Laura Stielike

Experts mentioned

Inken Bartels

Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS), University of Osnabrueck. , Germany

Matthias Land

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

Isabella Löhr

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

Christiane Reinecke

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

Philipp Schäfer

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

Laura Stielike

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

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