Race, Alterity & Affect – keynotes

On this page are the two hour-long videos of each of the keynote presentations from the workshop Race, alterity and affect: rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement.  There is a short introductory video on the main page for Race Alterity and Affect, this along with rest of the set of presentations (unedited footage) can be accessed from the menu above.

Keynote presentation by David Theo Goldberg, titled Parting Waters:

Professor David Theo Goldberg is the Director of the University of California Humanities Research Institute, and the Executive Director of the Digital Media & Learning Research Hub. He holds faculty appointments as Professor of Comparative Literature, Anthropology, and Criminology, Law and Society at UC Irvine and is a leading scholar on the intersections of race and philosophy. His keynote talk considered contemporary issues of social responsibility and risk alongside racialised accounts of vulnerability with a focus on the role of the sea in how we imagine of spaces vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, including migration.

Keynote presentation by Uma Kothari, titled Colonial Representations and Island Imaginaries:

Professor Uma Kothari is Professor of Migration and Postcolonial Studies at the University of Manchester. Her research is broadly concerned with discourses and representations of international development, transnational migration and diasporas. Her keynote talk considered the implications of colonial narratives for how we might understand climate change, migration and forced displacement in respect of the Maldives, Seychelles and Maritius.

As a reminder about this event: on June 18th and 19th 2013 at Durham University (UK), a group of researchers, theorists and academics from universities across Europe came together to share critical studies and perspectives on the intersection between climate change, migration and race. The ‘workshop’ event was titled “Race, alterity and affect:
rethinking climate change-induced migration and displacement”.


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