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LIDC Research Seminar: ‘How do you get to be a citizen?’

28/11/2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

In 2016, former UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, stated:

“If you believe you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere. You don’t understand what the very word ‘citizenship’ means.”

In 2019, issues of migration, nationality and citizenship affect access to rights and play a vital role in the world of global development. In our November Research Seminar, we’ll explore what it means to be a citizen.

The LIDC Research Seminar Series provides a platform for researchers to share their research and engage in dialogue with an audience of researchers, students, NGOs, think tanks and the broader civil society.


Nira Yuval-Davis is Professor Emeritus, Honorary Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London and a Professorial Associated Researcher at SOAS’ Centre for Gender Studies. She has been the President of the Research Committee 05 (on Racism, Nationalism, Indigeneity and Ethnic Relations) of the International Sociological Association, founder member of Women Against Fundamentalism and the international research network on Women In Militarized Conflict Zones and has acted as a consultant for various UN and human rights organisations. Nira Yuval-Davis has won the 2018 International Sociological Association Distinguished Award for Excellence in Research and Practice. She has written widely on intersected gendered nationalisms, racisms, fundamentalisms, citizenships, identities, belonging/and everyday bordering as well as on situated intersectionality and dialogical epistemology. Among her books are Woman-Nation-State, 1989, Racialized Boundaries,1992, Unsettling Settler Societies, 1995, Gender and Nation, 1997, The Warning Signs of Fundamentalism, 2004, The Politics of Belonging: Intersectional Contestations, 2011, Women Against Fundamentalism, 2014 and Bordering (Forthcoming). Her works have been translated into more than ten languages.

Event hashtag: #LIDCResearchSeminars

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Meeting Room, London International Development Centre
20 Bloomsbury Square
London, WC1A 2NS United Kingdom

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