Call for papers: EISA 11th Pan-European Conference

Panel: Hospitality in crisis: Critical approaches to asylum and welfare
This panel, part of the ‘Migration and the European Welfare State’ stream, will focus on the role welfare plays in the creating a hostile environment and conditioning asylum across different national and regional contexts. It calls for papers exploring not only different empirical cases but also conceptual and theoretical developments in this area, thinking through ideas of asylum and hospitality, dehumanization, postcolonialism, racialization, citizenship and the welfare state.
Possible topics might include:

  • Conceptualising the welfare state in relation to forced migrants
  • Research in to the experience of asylum seekers and refugees within welfare systems
  • The response of charitable sector organisations to poverty amongst asylum seekers
  • The findings of new research in to the role of welfare support in ‘pulling’ or repelling potential asylum seekers to/from one country or another
  • Asylum welfare in European states within the context of the Common European Asylum System
  • The role ‘race’ and racism play in restrictions on welfare for asylum seekers
  • Asylum welfare and the dehumanisation of asylum seekers
  • New ways of theorising hospitality and asylum
  • Sanctuary and other social movements, and their responses to asylum welfare policies
  • The public or policy response to unemployed citizens vs. forced migrants
  • Policy trends on asylum and welfare, what is happening and why?
  • The future of asylum support in the UK and beyond after Brexit

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent with a very short bio to Lucy Mayblin ( no later than 13th January 2017. There will be space for up to 4 papers in the session. Successful authors, whose abstracts best fit with the call for papers, will be notified by 20th January.
You can find more information on the conference here: and the stream here:

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