Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies

New Racisms II: Neoliberalism and its Others - Programme

Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies Presents

New Racisms II: Neoliberalism and its Others

Silverstone Building (SB)

University of Sussex


Full programme downloadable as PDF

Day 1 – Thursday 9th June

09:00 – 09:50  Registration and coffee (Social Space, SB, 3rd Floor)

09:50 – 10:00 Introduction: Naaz Rashid & Malcolm James (SB121)

10.00 – 11.30  Film – ‘Everyday Borders’ and discussion with Rita Chadha (RAMFEL), Don Flynn (MRN), Richard Williams (Sanctuary on Sea) (SB121)

11:30 – 12:30  Plenary 1 – ‘Islamophobia as an Ideology of Empire’, Arun Kundnani (NYU) (SB121)

12:30 – 13:15  Lunch (Social Space, SB, 3rd Floor)

13:15 – 14:45 Panel 1 – Racisms, Refugees and Borders (SB121)

Shirin Hirsch (University of Glasgow) - Racism, borders and the refugee ‘second generation’ in London

Nina Mickwitz (London College of Communication) - Patrolling Borders and Constructing Fences: the construction of Others in European television drama

Kostas Maronitis (Leeds Trinity University) - The Migration Crisis and the Racialisation of the Neoliberal Order

Malcolm James (University of Sussex) – Everyday care and cruelty: the intertwining of racism and humanism in Chios, Greece

14:45 – 16:15  Panel 2 – Neo-nationalisms / Anti-Muslim Racisms (SB121)

Sivamohan Valluvan (University of Manchester) - The Ideological Multiplicity of New Nationalism

Ariana Solé i Arraràs & Martin Lundsteen (University of Barcelona) - Islamophobia, anti-Muslimness and neoliberalism in Catalonia (Spain)

Narzanin Massoumi, Tom Mills & David Miller (University of Liverpool and University of Bath) - Contesting racialisation: Islamophobia, social movements and the practice of the state

Manal Massalha (LSE) - Into the abyss – Is Israel’s institutionalised and normalised racism a problem of far-right chauvinism?

16:15 – 16:45  Tea (Social Space, SB, 3rd Floor)

16:45 – 17:45  Plenary 2 – ‘Argumentum ad Misericordiam – the Critical Intimacies of Victimhood’ – Sally Munt  (University of Sussex) (SB121)

19:30  Conference Dinner (optional) – Lucky Star, Trafalgar Street, Brighton  


Day 2 – Friday 10th June  

09:00 – 09:30 Tea and coffee (Social Space, SB, 3rd Floor)

09:30 – 10:30 Plenary 3 – ‘Racial Capitalism’ – Gargi Bhattacharyya (University of East London)  (SB121)

10:30 – 12:00 Panel 3 – Neoliberalisms (SB121)

Raven Brown (Milano School of International Affairs, New York ) – The inevitability of crisis: alternatives to the hegemony of capitalism and democracy

Gareth Mulvey and Neil Davidson (University of Glasgow) – The British state, neoliberalism, immigration and EU Referendums

Terese Jonsson (University of Portsmouth) - Feminist politics and racial neoliberalism in Britain

Ben Pitcher (University of Westminster) – The racial politics of welfare in neoliberal Britain

12:00 – 12:45  Lunch (Social Space, SB, 3rd Floor)

12:45 – 14:15  Panel 4 – Anti-Muslim Racism and Gender  (SB121)

Naaz Rashid (University of Sussex) - Veiled Threats? Producing the Muslim woman in the UK public policy imaginary

Virinder Kalra (University of Manchester) - Phobias and Phantasms in Rochdale: Gendered Violence under Racial Neoliberalism

14:15 – 14:45  Tea/Coffee (Social Space, SB, 3rd Floor)

14:45 – 15:45    Plenary 4 – ‘The continuities of apartheid and neoliberal imperatives in South African higher education: Some thoughts on decolonizing curriculum’ – Tamara Shefer (University of the Western Cape) (SB121)

15:45– 17:45     Film – ‘The Hard Stop’ and discussion with Adam Elliott-Cooper (University of Oxford) and Fahim Alam (Dir. Riots Reframed) (SB121)

18:00                Wine reception and launch of Cosmopolitan dharma: ‘race’, sexuality and gender in British Buddhism (2016) (eds) Sharon E Smith, Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip and Sally R Munt (2016)  (Social Space, SB, 3rd Floor)