Monday, April 26, 2021

Brendan McGeever – Crisis Britain: Race, Class and Migration after Brexit

Lecture Series
10:45 am CET

This talk offers a conjunctural analysis of the financial and political crisis that is Brexit.  It does so by charting a longer story of working-class and anti-racist defeat through the 1970s and into the early twenty first century. By tracing the racialization of migration over the longue dureé and the politicization of Englishness, the talk identifies the present moment as an emergency, and suggests some possible resources of hope. 

Brendan McGeever received his PhD from Glasgow University in 2015 and is Lecturer in Sociology at the Department of Psychosocial Studies and the Pears Institute at Birkbeck College, London. Specialized in the study of racism and anti-racism he is particularly interested in their relationship and in exploring how both can be addressed within the wider sociology of racism and ethnicity studies. His book  Antisemitism and the Russian Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2019) was awarded the 2020 Reginald Zelnik Book Prize for History, and an 'Honourable Mention' for the W. Bruce Lincoln Prize. In 2019, Brendan was selected as a 'New Generation Thinker' by the BBC and AHRC.

This event is moderated by BCB faculty Frank Wolff

Further events in the series:

March 2, 7:00 pm CET:
Sa’ed Atshan and Katharina Galor – The Moral Triangle: Germans, Israelis and Palestinians in Berlin
Moderated by Hanan Toukan

March 11, 6:00 pm CET:
Matthew Wilhelm Solomon  – Writing Migration, Displacement and Affective Landscapes*
Moderated by Marion Detjen

March 18, 12:30 pm CET:
Katrine Dirckinck-Holmfeld – Entangled Archives: Infrastructures for Sharing Unshared Colonial Histories
Moderated by Hanan Toukan

March 24, 10:45 am CET:
Caroline Patey – Sam Selvon: Creole London and the Relocation of Culture and Language
Moderated by Laura Scuriatti

March 25, 6:30 pm CET:
Amin Husain – Decolonize this place. "Training in the practice of freedom. The artist-as-organizer"
Moderated by Hanan Toukan

April 7, 7:00 pm CET:
Michael Rothberg – Multidirectional Memory and Postcolonial Studies in Contemporary Germany
Moderated by Marion Detjen

April 12, 2:00 pm CET:
Loren Landau – Visibilising Responsibility: Containment, Chronoscopy and Migrant Immoralities*
Moderated by Marion Detjen

April 14, 6:30 pm CET:
Simon Gikandi  – On Caribbean Modernism (Title TBC)
Moderated by Laura Scuriatti

April 29, 12:30 pm
Amal Eqeiq – Of Borders and Limits in Latin America and the Middle East
Moderated by Hanan Toukan 

The event series takes place  within the framework of and is funded by the Mellon Cluster of Forced Migration, Displacement, and Education.

* Funded by the Open Society University Network

Contact information:  communications@berlin.bard.edu

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