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Newsflash No. 50 - May 9, 2018

A collection of events, seminars, information, and opportunities for master’s students at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

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Graduate School News

Master's thesis hand-in, 18th of May

Apply to be Supplementary Instruction (SI) mentor autumn term 2018

Seminar on academic writing and publishing, and PhD lunch, 23rd of May

 

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Higher research seminar with Professor Joshua Wilson on American Conservatism, 15th of May

Seminar: Making Sense of Competitive Authoritarianism: Lessons from the Andes, 16th of May 

Thesis defense: Public talk on personal troubles: A study on interaction in radio counselling,16th of May 

Seminar: Personhood as Fetish: How inequality becomes identity, 17th of May 

Workshop: On Global Talent Migration. Canadian Experiences and the Swedish Case, 18th of May 

Film screening: Masaan, 22nd of May

Lecture: Trans*: A Quick Guide to Gender Variability, 24th of May

 

Other News and Events

Lecture: The role of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal area (FATA) reforms in Pakistan-Afghanistan Relation, 15th of May 

Lecture: Connectivity and porosity – Prisoners’ contact with the outside world in Myanmar, 15th of May 

Seminar: Housing and Displacement under Neoliberalism, 18th of May 

Workshop: Transition to a low carbon society, 21st of May 

Seminar: Population Densities and Extraction in pre-modern Asia, 23rd of May 



Graduate School News

Master's thesis hand-in

On Friday, May 18, students in their second year, as well as previous students not yet finished, have an opportunity to submit their master's theses. Examination seminars will be scheduled for May 28 to June 1. Unfortunately, we cannot be more specific about the seminar dates until after the hand-in. Detailed instructions, as well as dates for coming hand-ins, can be found on our website: https://www.graduateschool.sam.lu.se/current-students/masters-thesis/how-to-submit-your-thesis

 

Apply to be Supplementary Instruction (SI) mentor autumn term 2018

Are you currently a student in your first year of the master's programme? Now you have the opportunity to become an SI mentor for the new student batch starting the programme in the autumn term. An email with more information on how to apply was sent out to all first year students one week ago, May 2. If you did not receive this email, please contact helena [dot] falk [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se. Deadline for applying is this Sunday, May 13.

Contact: helena [dot] falk [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se 

 

Seminar on academic writing and publishing, and PhD lunch, 23rd of May

Are you thinking of pursuing an academic career? Or just curious of what a PhD life in Sweden looks like? Would you like to transform you master thesis into an article? Do you know to find out how the process of publishing academic text might look like? Or maybe you are more interested in other possible ways than academic to communicate the results of the research you carried out for the master thesis? Come and join us for a seminar on academic writing and publishing with some researchers and a librarian and a brown-bag lunch with PhD students from the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Time: 23 May - 9:00 to 11:30 (seminar), 12:00 to 13:00 (lunch)
Location: room R236 (seminar), Student Lounge (lunch), both in the "Gamla kirurgen" building, Sandgatan 3.
For more information click: https://www.graduateschool.sam.lu.se/about/regular-events/development-practitioner-seminar-series
Link to sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/DkCl3NQSxOWqRBis1


News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Seminar: Higher research seminar with Professor Joshua Wilson on American Conservatism

Professor Joshua Wilson, Department of Political Science, University of Denver

Professor Wilson's research concerns the varying abilities of political and social movements to use law--broadly defined--in the pursuit of political ends. He has a Ph.D. in Jurisprudence & Social Policy from the University of California, Berkeley and was previously an Assistant Professor at John Jay College, CUNY. Portions of his academic work have been published in Law & Society Review, Law & Social Inquiry, and Studies in Law, Politics, & Society, and his research has been discussed in Time Magazine, The Deseret News, The Guardian (UK), Macleans (CAN), and on NPR & PRI. His first book, The Street Politics of Abortion: Speech, Violence, and America's Culture Wars (Stanford University Press), was released in August of 2013. His second book, The New States of Abortion Politics (Stanford University Press) was released in June of 2016. Related popular media pieces that he has authored have been placed in Newsweek, TIME, The Christian Science Monitor, The Washington Post's Monkey Cage, The Pacific Standard, and elsewhere. His current collaborative research project with Professor Amanda Hollis-Brusky (Pomona College), has received funding from the National Science Foundation and focuses on better understanding how legal education and training relates to legal and political change. This event is part of the series Higher Research Seminar, organized by the Department of Political Science.

Date: 15 May - 13:15 to 14:30
Location: Large conference room, Eden
Contact: anders [dot] uhlin [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/higher-research-seminar-with-professor-joshua-wilson-on-american-conservatism

 

Seminar: Making Sense of Competitive Authoritarianism: Lessons from the Andes

Maxwell Cameron, Professor of Political Science, University of British Columbia

Scholarly attention has increasingly shifted from diminished subtypes of democracy to hybrid regimes, particularly competitive authoritarianism. Such regimes retain democracy’s formal features while failing to meet its minimum standards. When properties of distinct concepts like democracy and authoritarianism are combined, however, confusion, inaccuracy, and mischaracterization of cases may occur. By disaggregating political systems into electoral institutions, surrounding rights and freedoms, constitutionalism, and the rule of law, this article complicates the binary distinction between a midrange definition of democracy and competitive authoritarianism. A number of Andean cases are found to fall on the spectrum of defective democracies between these categories. Defective democracies break down when rulers violate the conditions necessary for institutionalized alternation in power by means of public participation and loyal opposition in an electoral regime. Given leaders’ reliance on electoral legitimacy, however, even defective democracies may prove surprisingly resilient.

Time: 16 May 2018 - 13:15 to 14:30
Location: Large conference room, Eden
Contact: anders [dot] uhlin [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.svet.lu.se/en/event/higher-research-seminar-with-maxwell-cameron-making-sense-of-competitive-authoritarianism-lessons-from-the-andes

 

Thesis defence: Public talk on personal troubles: A study on interaction in radio counselling.

Nataliya Thell, Doctoral student at School of Social Work

Welcome to the public defence of Nataliya Thell's PhD dissertation: “Public talk on personal troubles: A study on interaction in radio counselling”. 

Time: 16 May 2018 - 13:15 to 15:00
Location: Edens hörsal, Paradisgatan 5, Lund
For more information click: https://www.soch.lu.se/en/event/public-thesis-defence-nataliya-thell 


Seminar: Personhood as fetish: How inequality becomes identity

Steph Lawler, Department of Sociology, University of York

This seminar is part of the series “The sociology seminar series Spring 2018”. The event will be followed by drinks and snacks in the lunch room.

Time: 17 May 2018 - 15:00 to 17:00
Location: G335, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5, Lund
Contact: lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/node/747


Workshop: On Global Talent Migration. Canadian Experiences and the Swedish Case

Martin Geiger, Assistant Professor of “Politics of Human Migration and Mobility” at Carleton University.

The workshop will begin with a research presentation by Martin Geiger on Canadian migration and its relevance for the case of Sweden, followed by planning of cross-country research collaboration on Global Talent and STEM migration.
You can Access to Martin Geiger’s profile here: https://carleton.ca/mds/people/martin-geiger/

Please notify your interest to participate in advance to johan [dot] sandberg [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Time: 18 May 2018 - 12:00 to 14:00
Location: Room G335, Department of Sociology
Contact: johan [dot] sandberg [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.soc.lu.se/en/event/workshop-on-global-talent-migration-canadian-experiences-and-the-swedish-case

 

Film screening: Masaan 

Masaan, 2015, Directed by Neeraj Ghaywan. This event is part of the A joint Film Screening Series, organized by Department of Gender Studies. The screening will be shortly introduced by a scholar working in the relevant field and followed by a discussion. In this case Riya Raphael, a doctoral student at the Department of Gender Studies will be the one presenting the film. You can watch the trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVZzYa0MxM8. And you can can access to Riya Raphael’s profile in Lund University here: https://www.genus.lu.se/riya-raphael

Time: 22 May 2018 - 15:00 to 17:00
Location: R240, Graduate School, Lund University.

 

Lecture: Trans*: A Quick Guide to Gender Variability

Jack Halberstam, Honorary Doctor, Department of Gender Studies

In the last decade, public discussions of transgenderism have increased exponentially. What was once regarded as an unusual or even unfortunate disorder has become an accepted articulation of gendered embodiment as well as a new site for political activism. How did a stigmatized identity become so central to US and European articulations of self and other? What fuels the continued fascination with transgender embodiment and how has the recognition of its legitimacy changed current gender protocols in the US? What is the history of gender and how does it sit alongside histories of sexuality, race, ability and health? How do we explain the recent emergence of the transgender child and how are families, parents and medical professionals responding to them? What contradictions and paradoxes do current discussions about non-binary restrooms present and how does the visibility of transgender subjects put pressure on the whole system of bodily classification as it has evolved over the past 150 years?

Time: 24 May - 10:00 to 12:00
Location: Kulturen Auditorium
For more information click: https://www.genus.lu.se/event/trans-a-quick-guide-to-gender-variability


Other News and Events

Lecture: The role of Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal area (FATA) reforms in Pakistan-Afghanistan Relation

Naheed S. Goraya is currently a Visiting Post Doc at V-Dem/Department of Political Science at the University of Gothenburg. She is an Assistant Professor in the Centre for South Asian Studies at the University of the Punjab, Lahore.

The Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan (FATA) has been in the limelight since the Global War on Terror, initiated by the US in order to combat terrorism from this part of the globe. Though NATO had formally announced in 2014 to withdraw its forces from Afghanistan there are no signs of genuine withdrawal so far. The new US administration keeps on stressing to have more troops there in the days to come. Therefore, NATO withdrawal carries a great significance with regard to Pakistan and Afghanistan’s security and the ties between the two countries. FATA has been victimized particularly in the last 16 years of war and is a site of intense relations between the countries. It is due to this reason that FATA has been named as the world’s most dangerous zone. It is important to study FATA because it has an entirely different political structure than the rest of Pakistan. It is important to examine the nature of conflict in FATA because it is not only the hotbed of extremism but the future political and strategic directions of the South Asian region and the world could be defined through FATA. The focus of my paper is to investigate how the nature of the international, regional and domestic politics and reforms in FATA can help in normalizing the relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The question for FATA is how to generate a legitimate leadership and move forward. The answer is that unless the political order and appropriate processes of change and development are formed, the relationship between poverty and terrorism will be maintained because these are the factors which are, at the end of the day, exploited by the non-state actors and armed groups to exploit the dehumanizing conditions that result from poverty. So the new effort of FATA reforms would, if implemented, go a long way to help ameliorating the Pak-Afghan. Unless the reforms are introduced, the regional peace and stability will be hard to achieve, because what happens in FATA directly affects Pakistan’s its relations with US and Afghanistan.


Time: 15 May 2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
Location: Biskopsgatan 5, Norlinds (Seminar room)
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/the-role-of-pakistans-federally-administered-tribal-area-fata-reforms-in-pakistan-afghanistan-relation

 

Lecture: Connectivity and porosity – Prisoners’ contact with the outside world in Myanmar

Tomas Max Martin and Andrew M. Jefferson, DIGNITY – Danish Institute Against Torture.

The presentation will focus on the background and rationale for our study of Legacies of Detention in Myanmar (2016-21) exploring why prisons are an ideal empirical and analytic site for generating knowledge about the changing relationship between state and citizen in Myanmar.  The authors will also share ethnographic insights from the project’s initial case study on prisoners’ contact with the outside world. Our paper proposes the concept of ‘connectivity’ as a more meaningful articulation of the way prisoners and their relatives in Myanmar make sense of their efforts to sustain relationships during incarceration. By examining how people connect in situations of chaos, control and surveillance; how they manage under circumstances of not-knowing; and how they develop and sustain caring and protecting connections, we illustrate the utility of the concept of connectivity particularly with reference to how it creates space for critical analysis of the societal and fundamentally relational practice of imprisonment.

Time: 15 May 2018 - 13:15 till 15:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Contact: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/connectivity-and-porosity-prisoners-contact-with-the-outside-world-in-myanmar


Seminar: Housing and Displacement under Neoliberalism

Ipsita Chatterjee, University of North Texas

This event is part of the Urban Seminar Series, organized by the University of Malmö. 

Time: 18 May 2018 – 14:00 to 16:00
Location: Niagara Hörsal (Auditorium) B2, Ground floor, Malmö University
For more information click: https://www.mah.se/Nyheter/Kalender/Urban-Seminar-Series-Housing-and-Displacement-under-Neoliberalism3/
 

Workshop: Transition to a low carbon society

On May 23-24, the Clean Energy Ministerial meeting and the Mission Innovation meeting will be held in Malmö/Copenhagen. These meetings gather energy ministers and other high-level delegates from the 24 member countries and the European Union, and provide an opportunity to leverage high-level political will and private sector leadership to drive clean energy innovation.

To empower the high-level ministerial meeting and supply credible advice, Lund University is organising the scientific workshop “Transition to a low carbon society” on 21 May 2018. The aim of this workshop is to provide political guidance and policy recommendations on how to accelerate the transition to a low carbon society. The workshop will afford engaging and topical discussions among researchers, stakeholder organizations and policy-makers, with the aim to form recommendations for the development of ambitious innovation strategies.
The workshop on 21 May, at 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, will be live streamed. More information on this will follow soon. 

Time: 21 May 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Location: IIIEE Aula, Tegnérsplatsen 4, Lund
Contact: katja [dot] sonnenschein [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information click: https://www.lu.se/event/transition-to-a-low-carbon-society


Seminar: Population Densities and Extraction in pre-modern Asia

Montserrat Lopez Jerez and Christer Gunnarsson, Department of Economic History, Lund University.

You can access to Montserrat Lopez Jerez’s profile at Lund University here: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lucat/user/ba35dcf06de206adeaf17803ebc83584. And you can access to Christer Gunnarsson’s profile at Lund University here: https://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lucat/user/025e50bc1feff4f4b671a51820be81a6

This event is organized by the Department of Economic History of Lund University.

Time: 23 May 2018 - 14:15–16:00
Location: Ideon Alfa1:3004m Scheelevägen 15B, 223 63 Lund
For more information click: https://www.ekh.lu.se/en/calendar/population-densities-and-extraction-in-pre-modern-asia