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On migrants drowning on European shores

May 5, 2006, on Spain's Canary Island of Fuerteventura. (Juan Medina, Reuters)

May 5, 2006, on Spain’s Canary Island of Fuerteventura. (Juan Medina, Reuters)

1,500

The word “genuine” proliferates
In comments threads and candidates’ speeches
As 1,500 are lost at sea
(A conservative estimate)
(The highest on record)
And we ask: How authentic is your desperation?
Ignoring the calculation of risk
That precedes stepping onto a precarious float
Already overburdened
Teetering on the edge of submersion
How authentic is your desperation?

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EASA Panel CFP: “Moving people: Anthropologists and Governmental Categorisations”

EASA: European Association of Social Anthropologists

EASA: European Association of Social Anthropologists

Along with Julia Morris (University of Oxford), I am co-convening the following panel at the 13th EASA Biennial Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists (EASA), taking place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 31 July – 3 August, 2014: 

Moving people: anthropologists adopting, interrogating and refuting governmental categorisations”

The Call for Papers for this panel is open now and until 27 February Continue reading