Do you work on the effects and experiences of border control and bordering practices across the globe? And are you employed at or studying at Leiden University, TU Delft, Erasmus University Rotterdam, including the international Institute for Social Science? Then join us on Thursday afternoon 11 April, from 12.00 to 16.00 at Leiden Law School

LDE GMD Meets Oxford's Border Criminologies

LDE GMD Meets Oxford's Border Criminologies

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Leiden University, Leiden Law School, Steenschuur 25 - Room B0.25


In this seminar we are exploring how the work of LDE GMD and Border Criminologies, with its institutional base in Oxford, UK can complement each other.

Border Criminologies is an international research network that connects scholars, practitioners and those who have experienced border control across the globe. Its blog is renowned for showcasing original research that allows for greater understanding of the effects of border control, the lived experiences of migration law and policy, and for exploring alternatives.

The Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Centre Governance of Migration and Diversity (LDE GMD) is a research hub that stimulates interdisciplinary and intra-university research and teaching on the complexity of migration, diversities and governance – the different ways and levels that policy making and categories of power can steer, shape and interact with different socio-spatial inequalities.

To further discuss the formation of a strategic partnership, Border Criminologies’ Sanja Milivojevic and Samuel Singler are visiting us at the Van Vollenhoven Institute for Law & Society (VVI) in Leiden. The VVI is already partnering with Border Criminologies through their work on border policing and emotions with professor Maartje van der Woude being one of the Associate Directors of Border Criminologies as well.

We are inviting LDE GMD research fellows from different disciplines (history, sociology, politics, law, public adminsitration, international development and urbanism) to join this meeting, especially if their work aligns with one of the Thematic Groups across which Border Criminologies is organized:

Detention and Deportation in The Netherlands or elsewhere.

  • Asylum and Border Criminology.
  • Technology and Digital Futures.
  • Law, courts and legal processes relating to migration and criminal justice (including the
  • everyday experiences of those caught up in crimmigration systems).
  • Gender, violence and exploitation in the context of bordering practices and border
  • control.
  • Border Policing and Emotions.
  • Border Zemiologies.

CfA BCPlease express your interest by sending an abstract of 50 – 100 words by April 2 stating to which Thematic Group you work speaks and how. You can send this to Mirjam Twigt, m.a.twigt@hum.leidenuniv.nl, research officer and postdoctoral researcher LDE GMD and Alex Huang, y.c.huang@essb.eur.nl, executive officer LDE GMD.

Whereas the exact format of the seminar is still to be determined, during the meeting, you will be able to briefly present your work to see where the synergies are between Border Criminologies and LDE GMD. This will allow further discussion on what would be the short- and long-term objectives and related activities of such a strategic alliance.

*Are you not (yet) a LDE GMD research fellow, but are you employed or studying at the universities of Leiden-Delft-Erasmus including the International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) and does this call speak to you and your work? Please reach out to Mirjam, m.a.twigt@hum.leidenuniv.nl and/or Alex Huang, y.c.huang@essb.eur.nl or sign up as fellow here.