Refugee Studies Reading Group (2)

Refugee Studies Reading Group (2)
22 November 2017, 3.00pm - 5.00pm
Room 234, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

The RLI hosts a monthly Refugee Studies Reading Group in London during the academic year. The group is for students interested in refugee law and forced migration studies to discuss important and interesting texts and to build lasting networks and links between them.

Please note that this group is only open to current students as you must be able to access the readings yourself. Details for the session are below, and interested students can also join our facebook group.

This second session will focus on: The nation-state and forced migration

These readings seek to unpack one of the fundamental assumptions underpinning the structures around refugee protection; that of the nation-state and people's ‘natural’ belonging.

Please ensure that you read the first reading, and it is recommended that you read at least one of the other two.

  1.       Wimmer, A., & Glick Schiller, N. (2002). Methodological nationalism and beyond: nation–state building, migration and the social sciences. Global networks, 2(4), 301-334.

  2.       Malkki, L. (1992). National geographic: the rooting of peoples and the territorialization of national identity among scholars and refugees. Cultural anthropology, 7(1), 24-44.

  3. Tascón, S. M. (2002). Refugees and asylum-seekers in Australia: border-crossers of the postcolonial imaginary. Australian Journal of Human Rights, 9(8), 1.


Refugee Law Initiative
020 7862 8668