Beyond the Border


During the RT Walk 2019 we heard a number of lunchtime talks thinking ‘Beyond the Border’

Walking The Border

 


Helen Barr is Professor of English Literature and a Fellow and Tutor, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford.

Helen heard of Refugee Tales before she came to talk to us in July 2019. She understood absolutely, the project, its aims, background and hopes.
Proof of this is evident in her article for the Journal of Medieval Worlds. Read it. It is stunning.

The text of her lunchtime talk to the Refugee Tales walkers in July 2019 is here and a recording made at that time is here.


Bridget Anderson is Professor of Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship at the University of Bristol.

Bridget’s interest in labour demand has meant an engagement with debates about trafficking and modern day slavery, which in turn led to an interest in state enforcement and deportation, and in the ways immigration controls increasingly impact on citizens as well as on migrants.
The text of her lunchtime talk to the Refugee Tales walkers in July 2019 is here and there is a video recording here.


Claudia Gualtieri is Assistant Professor of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures (Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Theory) at the University of Milan.
Claudia has a particular interest in identity, migration and border and she spoke to Refugee Tales walkers in July 2019 about Lampedusa and migrants in the Mediterranean region. A recording is available here.


Michael Collyer is Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex Centre for Migration Research, International Development. He has held visiting positions at universities in Egypt, Morocco, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and the USA.
He is primarily a political geographer with research interests in the politics of mobility.

Mike spoke about ‘Getting across borders’ at a lunchtime talk to the Refugee Tales walkers in July 2019 and a recording is available here.