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Newsflash No. 55 - October 24, 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

New Reception Desk Hours

Web Registration Opens Next Week

Graduate School Soup Lunch, Nov. 20

News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

Lecture: Singularity: A Manifesto for Incomparable Geographies, Oct. 24

Seminar: Management by Concerns: Policing Global Risks and Vulnerabilities in Norway, Oct. 25

Seminar: Judging and Emotion: Listening to Judicial Voices, Oct. 29

Panel Discussion: Hindu Nationalism and Politics of Rightwing Populism in India, Oct. 31

Other News and Events

Seminar: “Fixing” climate change by mortgaging the future, from LUCSUS, Nov. 1

Festival: Dance & People at Skånes Dansteater, Nov. 1-6

Lecture: Street art and urban creativity in the Øresund region, Nov. 8


Graduate School News


New Reception Desk Hours
Please note that beginning the week of November 5, 2018 and until further notice, the Graduate School reception desk will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-13:00. As always, if you need help but are unable to stop by during reception desk hours, you can email any inquiries to: kanslis_master [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se.


Web Registration Opens Next Week
Web registration for the upcoming period’s courses will be opening next week on the Student Portal. Don’t forget to register yourself before the registration period closes! For more details, including dates and step-by-step instructions, please see the course welcome letter you received via email.


Graduate School Soup Lunch
Come join us on Tuesday, November 20 from 12:00-13:00 for the Graduate School Soup Lunch! At this annual event we invite all our students to come eat some vegetarian soup from Govinda’s with us in the student lounge. We invite representatives from some of the student support services to share with students what kind of services they offer. This includes staff from the academic support centre, student Chaplaincy, as well as student counsellors.
Time: Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 12:00-13:00
Location: Graduate School Student Lounge, Old Surgery Building
Contact: katherine [dot] anderson_ahlstedt [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se


News from the Faculty of Social Sciences


Lecture: Singularity: A Manifesto for Incomparable Geographies

Tariq Jazeel is Reader in Human Geography at University College London (UCL) and co-founder and co-director of UCL’s Centre for the Study of South Asia and the Indian Ocean World. His research is positioned at the intersections of critical geography, postcolonial theory and South Asian Studies.

In his lecture, Tariq Jazeel will present his most recent paper, a methodological response to the challenge of decolonizing geographical knowledge. It mobilizes post- and de-colonial critiques of geographical knowledge production and conceptual work, suggesting how such work unwittingly disfigures the precise contours of the places and socio-spatial formations on which geographers work, drawing them into implicit and reductive forms of comparison. Drawing on research and sources from South Asia, the paper moves instead toward more uncertain engagements with, and dispositions to, the production of geographical knowledge; ones attuned to the poetics of planetary difference. The lecture is hosted by the Advanced Study Group (ASG) ’Moves towards an anticolonial academy: exploring post and decolonial epistemic options’, Pufendorf IAS.

Time: October 24, 2018 - 17:30-19:00
Location: Världen, Department of Human Geography, Sölvegatan 10, Lund
Contact: andrea [dot] nardi [at] keg [dot] lu [dot] se and srilata [dot] sircar [at] kcl [dot] ac [dot] uk


Seminar: Management by concerns: policing global risks and vulnerabilities in Norway

Helene O. I. Gundhus obtained a PhD in criminology from the University of Oslo in 2006. From 2006 to 2016 she worked at the Norwegian Police University College (PHS), where she was appointed professor in 2013. As project leader of “New trends in Modern Policing”, funded by the Norwegian Research Council, she holds a professor II position at Norwegian Police University College.

In 2015 the Norwegian police initiated its first national intelligence project - Operation Migrant. One central aim was to predict crime challenges related to increased migration to improve future resource allocation.  In this presentation she will discuss how the attempts to reduce uncertainties related to defined threats and risks, influenced the meanings of (in)security.

Time: October 25, 2018 - 15:00-17:00, followed by drinks and snacks in the lunchroom
Location: G335, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5
Contact: lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
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Seminar: Judging and Emotion: Listening to Judicial Voices

Terry Maroney is a professor of Law, of Medicine, Health and Society, and is a Chencellor Faculty Fellow at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses primarily on the role of emotion in law. She was selected as a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University to pursue a theoretical and empirical investigation on the role of emotion in judicial behavior and decision-making.

Dominant cultural scripts in the West position emotion as the enemy of reason; law as the exclusive domain of reason; and the judge as the primary arbiter fencing emotion out of that domain. However, judging entails active management of emotions, both those of the judge and those of other participants in the legal drama. Important empirical work in Sweden and Australia illuminates how judges seek to perform impartiality through such emotion management. I will present preliminary data from a new empirical project with United States judges. These data also suggest that emotion pervades judicial work and that the emotional labor required to comply with cultural and legal expectations is significant and effortful. They suggest further that judges vary significantly in both their emotional experiences and in the ways in which they go about their emotional labor.

Time: October 29, 2018 - 15:00-17:00, followed by drinks and snacks in the lunchroom
Location: G335, Department of Sociology, Paradisgatan 5
Contact: lisa [dot] eklund [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information:


Panel Discussion: Hindu Nationalism and Politics of Rightwing Populism in India

This panel will address the particular narratives and discourses of populist politics in India in the light of neoliberal politics and globalization. The speakers will focus on how rightwing populist narratives of nativism, religion, tradition, and gender have affected and influenced discriminatory policies and politics in the name of Hindu nationalist ideologies, or Hindutva. Of particular importance is how the politicization of religion and nationhood, has become instruments for engaging both local and global populations into an imaginary Hindu supremacist ideology.

About the speakers: Professor Dibyesh Anand is the Head of the School of Social Sciences at in London. Catarina Kinnvall is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Lund University, Sweden. She is also the former Vice-President of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP) and the current Editor-in-Chief of the journal Political Psychology. Dr. Nitasha Kaul is a Kashmiri novelist, academic, economist and poet. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster, London. She has previously been a tenured academic in Economics at the Bristol Business School and in Creative Writing at Royal Thimphu College in Bhutan. Spyros A. Sofos is the CMES Research Coordinator, liaising with the University’s Research Service, providing support to researchers at CMES, identifying funding opportunities and working on the development of university, national and international collaboration in research and research-related activities.

Time: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 4-6 pm
Location: Paradisgatan 5H
Contact: soumi [dot] banerjee [at] sasnet [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information:


Other News and Events


Seminar: “Fixing” climate change by mortgaging the future, from LUCSUS

Welcome to a LUCSUS seminar with LUCSUS researcher Wim Carton. Wim Carton is a geographer with a background in Development Studies, International Relations and History. His main academic objective is to help understand society-nature relations, and how these are changed and articulated through various sustainability challenges. His primary research focus is on the political ecology of climate change mitigation in carbon forestry and agriculture, and related discussions on negative emissions in climate policy. This seminar will discuss “Fixing” climate change by mortgaging the future: Negative emissions, spatiotemporal fixes and the political economy of delay.

Time: November 1, 2018 - 10:15
Location: Wrangel Building, Room 117
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_Arnold [at] rektor [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information:


Dance & People Festival: Skånes Dansteater

Can dance as an art form comment on its surrounding society and the time we live in when only a few individuals are represented on stage? What happens when we invite bodies and identities not usually associated with dance as an art form, onto the stage? Do the narratives change? With the festival 'Dance & People', Skånes Dansteater continues to inspire and develop dance as an artform. We look at what happens when an audience meets bodies we usually don't see on the dance stage.

Time: November 1-6, 2018, various times
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Lecture: Street art and urban creativity in the Øresund region

Peter Bengtsen is an Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the Division of Art History and Visual Studies at Lund University.

How does street art differ and overlap in the Öresund region? Is graffiti local or global? Art historian and sociologist Peter Bengtsen has been studying street art since 2006. In this talk he will discuss his research, how he became interested in street art and how his interests have changed after moving from Copenhagen to Malmö in 2010. The seminar is free of charge and open to the public. Lunds stadsbibliotek is wheelchair accessible and offers an audio induction loop. Read more about their accessibility on their home page (in Swedish):

Time: November 8, 2018 - 18:00-19:00
Location: Lunds Stadsbibliotek (Lund City Library), S:t Petri Kyrkogata 6
Contact: mia [dot] krokstade [at] cors [dot] lu [dot] se
For more information: