Colonial, Postcolonial and Decolonial (CPD) Working Group at BISA 2015 - ‘Worlds of inequality’

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The CPD Working Group sponsored four events on the main programme:

Panel 31: Spatial Practices of Postcolonial Governance: Inequalities, Exclusions and Potentials

Convenors: Terri-Anne Teo, University of Bristol, Elisa Wynne-Hughes, Cardiff University

Chair: Simon Philpott, Newcastle University

  • Ungoverned spaces and counter-conducts | Carl Death, University of Manchester
  • The Postcolonial Practices of Contemporary Aviation | Yvonne Rinkart, Aberystwyth University
  • Multiculturalism and the politics of (mis)recognition: Singapore’s ‘China-born’ population and Tiong Bahru | Terri-Anne Teo, University of Bristol
  • The Government of Troubled Families: Policing the Domestic Space of Postcolonial Citizenship | Joe Turner, University of Sheffield
  • Self-Governance in Zero-Tolerance Zones: the spatial politics of stop street harassment campaigns in Cairo | Elisa Wynne-Hughes, Cardiff University

Panel 46: War and intervention in (post)colonial spaces

Chair: Meera Sabaratnam, SOAS

  • Expressions of decolonial knowledge in Afghanistan | Mechthild Exo, Free University Berlin
  • Hybridity, Security and International Intervention: The Case of UNIFIL in Southern Lebanon | Jan Daniel, Institute of International Relations, Prague
  • A Little Bit of Something, or a Whole Lot of Nothing?: Postcolonial Angst, Post-Gaddafi Chaos, and Ruling Out ‘Regime Change’ to Consolidate R2P | Alan Bloomfield, University of New South Wales

Panel 57: Reimagining international spaces and actors through postcolonial and de-colonial lenses

Chair: Mustapha K. Pasha, Aberystwyth University

  • Decolonizing the “International”? On the symbolic power of “international knowledge” and its limits | Tugba Basaran, University of Kent | Christian Olsson, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Decolonizing the soldier: British, Indian and imperial forces in the war against Japan | Tarak Barkawi, London School of Economics
  • Rethinking ‘South- South’: Entangled security practices between Africa and Latin America | Jana Hoenke, University of Edinburgh | Markus Michael Müller, Freie Universität, Berlin
  • Narratives of redemption: The meaning of afforestation in Israel | Yoav Galai, University of St Andrews

Panel 133: Legal, philosophical and ethical entanglements of the Subaltern Subject

  • Gore Capitalism’ and Contemporary Forms of Coloniality: Rethinking Impunity in the Juárez Feminicide, Twenty Years on | Louiza Odysseos, University of Sussex
  • The Gravedigger: a death-bound subject and the act of bearing witness | Shubranshu Mishra, University of Kent, Brussels
  • Contingent subalternity in IR: The case of Iran’s democracy movement | Shabnam Holliday, Plymouth University
  • Understanding Global Inequalities by Investigating Epistemic Violence | Claudia Brunner, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt