ANR XenAfPol Closing conference: The Politics of Xenophobic Exclusion – University of Cambridge – 16-18 December

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ANR XenAfPol Closing conference:

The Politics of Xenophobic Exclusion:
Mobilisations, Local Orders and Violence

Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, UK
Seminar Room S1, Alison Richard Building, Sidgwick Site, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DT
16-18 December 2013

Monday 16 December

9:00 Registration & welcome

  • Harri Englund, Director Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Adam Higazi, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge
  • Laurent Fourchard, LAM, Sciences Po Bordeaux & Aurelia Segatti, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, coordinators of ANR XenAfPol Project

9:30 – 13:00 The making and unmaking of insiders and outsiders

Chair: Laurent Fourchard

  • Adam Higazi, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge, and Jimam Lar, University of Bayreuth: Managing difference: understanding patterns of conflict and co-existence in Bauchi and Gombe states, North-East Nigeria
  • Rufus Akinyele, Department of History, University of Lagos: Lagos is our Land:Indigeneship associations and the protection of the rights of Lagosians since 1950.
  • Sandrine Vinckel, Science-Po, University of Paris 1: The Memory of Xenophobic Violence and Everyday Interactions between Katangese and Kasaïans during the November 2011 Election Time in Likasi and Kolwezi (DRC)

Discussant: David Pratten, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford

14:00 – 17:00 Place, institutions and the making of difference

Chair: Richard Banégas

  • Laurent Fourchard, Les Afriques dans le Monde, Bordeaux Institute of Political Science: The bureaucratization of autochthony: producing and bypassing certificates of indigenes in Nigeria
  • Miriam Di Paola, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand: A labour perspective on xenophobia in South Africa. A case study of the Metals and Engineering industry in Ekurhuleni
  • Caitlin Blaser, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand: Xenophobia, government and local politics In South Africa

Discussants: Ruth Watson, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge

17:30 – 18h 30 Public lecture:

Peter Geschiere, A Global Conjuncture of Belonging? – Autochthony and Its Different
Trajectories since the Post-Cold War Moment

Tuesday 17 December

9:00 – 13:00 Violent mobilisation, exclusion techniques and the production of difference

Chair: Aurelia Segatti

  • Philip Olayoku The politics of exclusion and xenophobic relations among the residents of Zangon Kataf, Kaduna State, Nigeria
  • Tamlyn Monson, Violence and the borders of citizenship: squatter politics and violence against foreigners in South Africa

Discussants: Egodi Uchendu, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge and Olly Owen, Department of International Development, University of Oxford

Break

  • Caroline Kihato, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand: Go back and tell them who the real men are! Gendering our understanding of Kibera’s violence (to be confirmed)
  • Jacques Tshibwabwa-Kuditshini, Department of Political and Administrative Studies, University of Kinshasa : Invasion-rébellion, mobilisations violentes et exclusion en République Démocratique du Congo : Kinshasa et la chasse aux Tutsi.

Discussant: Peter Geschiere Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

14:00 – 16:00 Insurgent citizenship and new political subjectivities

Chair: Adam Higazi

  • David Pratten, African Studies Centre, University of Oxford: Youth, gangs and exclusion in Nigeria: Between generative and insurgent politics
  • Aurelia Segatti, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand: “Mobutu’s Ghost”: Mobilising against foreign retailers in Kinshasa (DRC). Indigenization, autochthony and emerging urban subjectivities.

Discussant: Richard Banégas, CERI-Science Po

Wednesday 18 December

9:00 – 11:00 State responses to xenophobia

Chair: Rufus Akinyele

  • Lydie Cabane, Les Afriques dans le Monde, Bordeaux Institute of Political Science: Protecting the ‘most vulnerable’? Disaster, migrants and the reach of the state in South Africa
  • Prisca Kamungi, African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand: Autochthony, territoriality and solutions to internal displacement in Kenya

Discussant: Emma Hunter, Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge

11:30 – 13:30 Final discussion

Chairs: Laurent Fourchard & Aurelia Segatti

  • Final overview Wale Adebanwi, African American and African Studies, UCDavies and Centre for African Studies, University of Cambridge
  • General discussion and way forward