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SECP Publication: ‘Arc of the Journeyman: Afghan Migrants in England’ by Nichola Khan

‘Arc of the Journeyman: Afghan Migrants in England’. Book by Nichola Khan “Arc of the Journeyman: Afghan Migrants in England”. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. ISBN 978-1-5179-0962-8; 288 pages, 2b&w photos, January 2021. Forty years of continuous war and conflict have made Afghans the largest refugee group in the world. This monograph, my fourth book,…

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Centreing Climate Justice in an Age of Covid-19 – Suzanne Dhaliwal

In 2020, the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics was delighted to host renowned intersectional climate justice activist and creative, Suzanne Dhaliwal, as a Visiting Fellow to the Centre. Suzanne is Co-Founder and Director of UK Tar Sands Network and has appeared as a guest writer and speaker in major newspapers, on radio, televisions…

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grounded. A Season of Screendance, 28 July to 9 August

grounded is a season of online screenings that brings films together under the framework of Screendance, a term that signals an affinity between choreographic and cinematic approaches to art practice, an attraction between dance and film that is as old as cinema itself. Supported by the Centre for Spatial, Environmental and Cultural Politics, the School of Media,…

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Student research project on immigration detention

As a university Centre of Research and Enterprise Excellence we are keen to support and strengthen our collaborations with student researchers at all stages of their studies. This year, we were proud to offer a student research internship that enabled an undergraduate from the School of Applied Social Science to work together with an academic…

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In Solidarity with Black Lives Matter

by Matt C. Smith This post is by a white British PhD student aimed at other white students and staff working and studying within Higher Education. It is intended to open-up space for the uncomfortable conversations we need to have. It is written to accompany the statement of solidarity against racial injustice published by the…

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In Solidarity with Resistant Citizens – Black Lives Matter 2020

Theodore Koulouris, University of Brighton The below forms part of an essay I published in 2018, whose aim was to theorise Sophocles’ Antigone, one of the most important texts in western literary tradition and intellectual history, as an example of a conscientious resistant subjectivity which could help us conceptualise meaningful forms of resistance in the…

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Solidarity against racial injustice| We too are heartbroken

The Centre for Spatial Environmental and Cultural Politics stands in solidarity with all those protesting racial injustice following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on 25 May, and with all black families who have lost loved ones to police brutality. We also express our support and solidarity with all our black Asian and minority…

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