Video recording of my paper, 'Spectres, Spectacles and the Cruel Optimism of The Walk' presented at the April 2022 conference, 'Bodies on the Edge: Life and Death in Migration'
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?
In March 2014, the vindictive, incendiary Ugandan tabloid "Red Pepper" published the details of 200 people it deemed to be "homosexual," in what appeared to be a gleeful celebration of the recently passed Anti-Homosexuality Bill. As a commissioning editor for a long-standing UK leftist magazine also named Red Pepper, I wanted to take the opportunity of … Continue reading Out of the furnace, into the fire? Article on Uganda & LGBT asylum seekers in the UK
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 … Continue reading EASA Panel CFP: “Moving people: Anthropologists and Governmental Categorisations”