Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship: New Cartographies of Citizenship


Event Date: 7 February
Christodoulou Meeting Room 11
Walton Hall campus
Open University,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship

The conference addresses the performative and creative side of social movements, practices of identity negotiation and political participation questioning the meaning of citizenship. Which actors, sites and rights are constituted in contemporary power struggles redefining ‘the political’? Which neo-colonial or neo-imperial nodes emerge from the analysis of issues such as democracy or secularism? Under this light, how is the language of law challenged and remoulded?

Panel 20: New Cartographies of Citizenship


Dr Nacira Guénif-Souilamas (University Paris-Nord/13)
Blurred citizens. An orientalist mapping of other beings, belongings and becomings


Dr Kim Rygiel (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Camp cartographies: Forging transgressive citizenship in transit


Panel 20 Questions



The presentations are part of the International Conference ‘Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship’ by the ERC funded Oecumene project (

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