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Newsflash No. 80 - March 2, 2020

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

Contents

Graduate School News

Reminder: Digital Methods Training Workshop and Symposium on Social Media Research
Update from the university regarding the coronavirus

News from the Faculty of Social Science

Seminar “Where There is Salafi-Jihadism, There is Always Also Honor-Related Social Control”: Outlining the Intimate Terrorism and Terrorism
LUCSUS Seminar: Ethnicity, race and climate change – differentiating the inequalities of climate change events
Seminar: Sensing Nature from Within: Inner transformation for a sustainable world
Seminar Burden of Proof: New kinds of evidence between science and the law
Urban Creativity Seminar: Grafitti Between Drawing and Writing. Reflecting on an Atlas of Athenian Inscriptions
LUCSUS Seminar: Transformations through environmental communication
Seminar: SamTech: Care work in the age of technological reproduction
Lecture: Topographies of Terror - How to Read Landscapes in 20th-Century East Central Europe
Crip and Queer seminars - A state affair?: Notions of the state in discourses on trans rights in Sweden
 

Other News

Call for Proposals: Two-Day Gender Studies Conference in Berlin
EKH Seminar: Workers who care: Unpaid care for parents, employment and well-being among older adults across Europe
UPF Panel Discussion: The Privatization of Armed Forces
Lecture: Gendered Crises: Climate Disasters, Harms, and Ruination in Vietnam
UPF The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival 2020
DIIS - Humanitarian innovation and localization; Building on local needs, competencies and skills
DIIS - Hybrid regimes in the EU; Poland and Hungary
Malmö: Workshops For PhD Students: Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews
Lecture China 2020 -- how far does eco civilisation take us?
The Graduate Programme Virtual Career Fair is an all-online event for students, recent and soon-to-be graduates
Malmö: Migration seminar: “Museums from Below”: A Study of Migrant Workers Museums in China
CED Seminar: Does increasing access to contraception impact long-term outcomes? Evidence on educational attainment and poverty from a natural experiment in the United States
Lecture: Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China
A Panel Discussion: Raison d'État in the “New” Turkey


Graduate School News
 

Reminder: Digital Methods Training Workshop and Symposium on Social Media Research
This workshop focuses on different ways to access and analyze large social media data sets. We will discuss the differences between digital and computational methods, and reflect on their opportunities and limitations. After an introductory lecture, we will explore and try out different tools to access and analyze social media data sets from various platforms. The focus will be on data refining and building structural bird's-eye views to data using approaches such as network analysis. No previous experience on working with social media data is needed. Each participant will bring their own laptop, and links for pre-installation requirements will be provided before the workshop (e.g., Open Refine, Gephi).There will not be programming involved, and therefore no prior knowledge of programming languages is required.

Dr. Salla-Maaria Laaksonen is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Media and Communication at the University of Helsinki. Her research uses digital and computational methods to study the hybrid media system, how platforms and datafication are changing communication flows, and how organizations use algorithms and machine learning to exert organizational power. She is an expert in social network analysis and data visualization, and she is Project Coordinator for the Smarter Social Media Analytics project. 

Please register by: 3 April 2020. The workshop is limited to 40 participants, with priority given to students at the Graduate School. Staff are also welcome to apply. 

Registration link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zruucQ3Ey3fvGHwXyLneok9_2nwa-m0RxSwnXfMzM68/edit?ts=5e39827b
When: April 20th - 12:00-17:00
Where: Room R: 236
Contact: Michael Bossetta michael [dot] bossetta [at] eu [dot] lu [dot] se

The workshop is part of a larger symposium focusing on the use of computational methods and experiments in social media research. On April 21st, the day following the workshop, leading international scholars of political communication will present how they approach studying social media and democracy. This event is free to attend, however, space is limited and we expect to fill the seats quickly. If you cannot attend or the event is fully booked, it will also be filmed and distributed on the website of AI Lund shortly after the event. 

Register: http://ai.lu.se/events/registration-20-04-21/
When: 21st April 9:00-17:00
Where: Lilla Salen (AF Borgen)


Update from the university regarding the coronavirus

Lund University is continuously monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus outbreak and following information mainly from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (UD) and the Swedish Public Health Agency. Advice and recommendations from these public authorities are being continuously updated online. Students and employees are therefore urged to keep themselves informed via these websites.

Click here to read more.

 

News from the Faculty of Social Science
 

Seminar “Where There is Salafi-Jihadism, There is Always Also Honor-Related Social Control”: Outlining the Intimate Terrorism and Terrorism
The Department of Sociology's Brown Bag Seminar on ongoing research. Tuesdays at the Department of Sociology, Lund University. Each presenter talks for about half an hour, followed by discusson. Feel free to bring your lunch!
Henriette Esholdt Frees presents “Where There is Salafi-Jihadism, There is Always Also Honor-Related Social Control”: Outlining the Intimate Terrorism and Terrorism
Time: 3 March 2020 12:00 to 12:30
Location: G335, 3rd floor, The Department of Sociology, Sandgatan 11
Contact: magnus [dot] karlsson [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

LUCSUS Seminar: Ethnicity, race and climate change – differentiating the inequalities of climate change events
LUCSUS research seminar with Emily Boyd, Mine Islar and David Harnesk at LUCSUS 
Time: 5 March 2020 10:15 to 11:15
Location: wrangel, room 117, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund,
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

Seminar: Sensing Nature from Within: Inner transformation for a sustainable world
The project Sensing Nature from Within is part international art exhibition featuring 12 artists and artist groups, part extensive programme of lectures, talks, and performances. This fourth and final seminar will focus on how we can move towards a more sustainable way of thinking and living. The growing realisation of man’s destructive impact on the living earth has generated a search for a new ethic.
The seminar begins with three lectures followed by a moderated discussion between seminar participants and the audience.
Helena Granström: Writer, poet and journalist with a background in theoretical physics and mathematics. Explores modern society’s understanding of the human/nature relation and the impact of recent technology on human life.
Christine Wamsler: Professor of Sustainability Studies at LUCSUS, Lund University. In charge of the research project The Contemplative Sustainable Futures Program, which focuses on inner transformation towards sustainability.
Diego Galafassi: Artist and Sustainability Researcher at LUCSUS, Lund University. Examines the role of imagination and creativity in transforming our societies towards sustainability. Co-author of the art project BREATHE.
Moderator: Ludwig Bengtsson Sonesson. Project manager and communicator at Sustainability Forum at Lund University

Time: 6 March 2020 15:00 to 18:00
Location: Moderna Museet, Malmö

Seminar Burden of Proof: New kinds of evidence between science and the law 
The Department of Sociology's Brown Bag Seminar on ongoing research. Tuesdays at the Department of Sociology, Lund University. Each presenter talks for about half an hour, followed by discusson. Feel free to bring your lunch! Possibility to stay longer if you want to continue the discussion. All are welcome!
Alison Gerber presents “Burden of Proof: New kinds of evidence between science and the law” 
Time: 10 March 2020 12:00 to 12:30
Location: G335, 3rd floor, The Department of Sociology, Sandgatan 11
Contact: britt-marie [dot] johansson [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Urban Creativity Seminar: Grafitti Between Drawing and Writing. Reflecting on an Atlas of Athenian Inscriptions
The research network Urban Creativity Lund hosts an open seminar with Konstantinos Avramidis, Lecturer in Architecture at the University of Portsmouth. The seminar is a collaboration with the Department of Culture and Aesthetics, Stockholm University, and will be conducted via video link.
The seminar will focus on a designed book object which promotes a new situating of Athenian inscriptions that allows us to make sense of, navigate in and reconstruct the Athenian graffiti landscape through characteristic surfaces. Presented as an atlas, a book of drawings of writings and writings on drawings, it offers a close study of three plus one situations in which graffiti has been recorded. The talk discusses how the book, in both drawn and written form, describes the graffiti and opens up questions of graffiti related to each situation. Based on Warburg’s atlasing methods, the talk suggests a design take on atlas making whilst – following W.J.T. Mitchell’s picture theory – challenging the distinction between drawing and writing.
Places at the seminar are free, but limited.
Places can be reserved by writing to: peter [dot] bengtsen [at] kultur [dot] lu [dot] se.
Time: 11 March 2020 16:00 to 17:30
Location: LUX:C327, Helgonavägen 3, Lund

LUCSUS Seminar: Transformations through environmental communication
Anke Fischer is a professor in Environmental Communication at SLU. Her research combines perspectives from psychology, sociology and governance studies. It approaches environmental communication through conceptual lenses such as social representations, discourses and values, and explores intersections with legitimacy, resistance and participation, and their implications for the governance of conflict and transformation processes.
Everyone is welcome to attend! No registration needed!
Time: 12 March 2020 10:15 to 11:15
Location: wrangel, room 117, Biskopsgatan 5, Lund
Contact: cecilia [dot] von_arnold [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

Seminar: SamTech: Care work in the age of technological reproduction
Roar Hansen is from the Centre for Care Research, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL).
In his PhD project, Hansen will put under close investigation imaginations of, dilemmas in and local level solutions to the complex task of providing, organizing and prioritizing health and care services to elderly (“care”). The ethnographical context will be the Norwegian municipal care sector in a historical phase where the problematic of “care” unfold in the tension between a present municipal reality of limited budgets, great complexity and established “modes of productions”, and strong government calls to change the beaten path. Hansen's PhD will build on experiences and knowledge gained through 15 years of professional work with marginalized groups within the Norwegian health and welfare sector, and will analytically and theoretically deal with themes related to labor, innovation and societal and cultural change, as also highlighted in his previous academic work for the Cand.polit degree (Hansen 2000).
Hansen's main research questions relates; How is the challenge (s) related to “elderly care” problematized and understood in care practice, municipal administration and municipal political decision-making?  Are the municipal “notions of care” changing, if so, in what directions, and based on which knowledge and which facts, and through which processes? How does national policy documents frame the problematic and are state discourses translated into local realities and do they bring about societal consequences on the ground?
About SamTech
You are not required to have any technical knowledge in order to participate. The think tank is an opportunity to orientate yourself and to use your competence within a different field of research. Teachers/researchers focusing on social sciences perspectives on digitalisation are also very welcome to join the think tank. The workshops will be held in English and/or Swedish. All interested are welcome to attend!
Sign up by sending an email to Carola [dot] Aili [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se.
Time: 2020-03-12 15:00 till 17:00
Location: Room G417, 4th floor, The Department of Sociology, Sandgatan 11

Lecture: Topographies of Terror - How to Read Landscapes in 20th-Century East Central Europe
Karl Schlögel is a Professor of History at Viadrina European University, Frankfurt an der Oder. 
The research project “Lessons of Communist and Nazi History – A Genealogical Approach” is financed by Marcus and Amalia Wallenberg Foundation. The lectures are sponsored by Centre for European Studies, Lund University, Royal Society of Letters at Lund, and Fahlbeck Foundation, Lund.
Time: 2020-03-13 13:15 till 15:00
Location: LUX:C126
Contact: klas-goran [dot] karlsson [at] hist [dot] lu [dot] se

Crip and Queer seminars - A state affair?: Notions of the state in discourses on trans rights in Sweden
Erika Alm is a senior lecturer (assistant professor) in Gender Studies from Gothenburg University. 
Departing from previous scholarly work that has studied the effects of state violence and conditional state recognition on the living conditions of gender variant people (Beauchamp 2019, Linander 2018), this chapter explores the function of narratives of the state in discourses on trans rights in Sweden. It provides insights into the relation between state and civil society, and the practicalities of governance, through an examination of how activists interpellate the state and hold it accountable. With a critical inquiry into thehegemonic narrative that the Swedish state has a responsibility to alleviate the suffering of gender variant citizens as a background, it addresses and situates the tension between liberal rights discourses of trans rights on the one hand and transformative politics asking for restorative justice on the other hand (Spade 2007). The argument is that the interpellation of the state can be understood as a strategy to repoliticise the violent effects of governance in times of neoliberalism.
Time: 2020-03-18 13:00 till 15:00
Location: Department of Gender Studies, Allhelgona kyrkogata 18 C, Room: M224

 

Other News
 

Call for Proposals: Two-Day Gender Studies Conference in Berlin
Studierendenvortragsreihe (SVR) Gender Studies at HU Berlin presents a two-day conference bringing together early-stage Gender Studies scholars from around Europe, to be held in early June at the Humboldt-Universität Berlin.
The Student Lecture Series Gender Studies is a platform for students, especially those in the early stages of study, to practice presenting their gender–related research topics, get inspired by their peers’ work, and exchange feedback with other students from various disciplines.
This lecture series serves several goals: (1) it motivates students to be more active and reflect upon the knowledge they have gained in their studies, and 2) by acknowledging student research, it aims to make knowledge production in academia more inclusive and democratic.
The conference will be held on either the 5-6 June 2020 or the 12-13 June 2020. Applications are open to BA and MA students, as well as recently-graduated people, from anywhere in the world who are working on Gender Studies-related topics from any disciplinary standpoint.
In 2019 SVR hosted speakers for a semester-long seminar but for 2020 they are doing something different  — a 2-event event of talks, panels, and discussion about trans-disciplinary Gender Studies topics, organised and led by students. 
How to apply: http://bit.ly/2SxeQAC  (no later than 31 March 2020.)
E-mail: studierendenvortrag [dot] gs [at] gmail [dot] com
Facebook: Studierendenvortragsreihe Gender Studies HU Berlin
Twitter: https://twitter.com/svr_gender

EKH Seminar: Workers who care: Unpaid care for parents, employment and well-being among older adults across Europe
Elisa Labbas is a PhD student at the Department of Economic History LU.
Time: 4 March 2020 14:15–15:30 
Location: Ideon Alfa1:1104, Scheelevägen 15B, 223 63 Lund

UPF Panel Discussion: The Privatization of Armed Forces
We live in a world where nations no longer have a monopoly on the legitimate use of violence, and where private companies replaces governmental actors. What exactly does “the privatization of violence” entail? What repercussions can privatization lead to? These questions and many more will be debated in this panel discussion held by UPF Lund. 
Joakim Berndtsson is Associate Professor at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. Berndtsson has conducted research on issues related to private security actors for over a decade. He has published several research articles on the subject, and together with Christopher Kinsey, he is co-editor of the Routledge Research Companion to Security Outsourcing (Routledge, 2016).
Dr. Rikard Bengtsson is Associate Professor of Political Science at Lund University, where he teaches international relations and European studies. He is the Programme Director for the Master of European Affairs programme. His main research interests include security and defence matters, global political economy and EU external relations. Between 2012 and 2016 Bengtsson worked as senior adviser in the Prime Minister's Office and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Stockholm.

Time: Wednesday 4th March 19:00–20:30
Location: Akademiska Föreningen, Sandgatan 2, 22350 Lund
Facebook: https://sv-se.facebook.com/events/134084857904131/

Lecture: Gendered Crises: Climate Disasters, Harms, and Ruination in Vietnam
Open lecture with Professor Helle Rydström, Department of Gender Studies, Lund University
This lecture explores the ways in which climate disasters create various kinds of crises and how these inflict harm and ruination upon local lifeworlds in differentiated ways due to gender, amongst other parameters such as age, ethnicity, sexuality, and class.
Time: 5 March 2020 13:15 to 15:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Contact: astrid [dot] noren-nilsson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se

UPF The Swedish Human Rights Film Festival 2020
Join UPF between the 5-7th of March at Kino, Lund, where they will portray one human rights theme per day. This years film festival will highlight female directors and leaders. Every screening will be followed by a Q&A / discussion. Panel speakers will be announced soon.
Since 2015, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law and Biografen Kino i Lund have hosted the Swedish Human Rights Film Festival in Lund. The film festival unites movies with human rights, together with panel discussions with international experts. Topics as climate change, gender equality and refugees have been covered in the past five years. Join us this year for the Swedish Human Rights Film Festival 2020.
THURSDAY March 5 - Theme: Disability Rights
18.00 We could be heroes (80 min)
FRIDAY March 6 - Theme: The Right to Housing
18.00 PUSH (92 min)
SATURDAY March 7 - Theme: Fempowerment
13.00 For Sama (100 min)
15.45 Made in Bangladesh (95')
18.30 The Hottest August (95')
Read more about the films here: kino.nu/humanrights
Facebook: https://sv-se.facebook.com/events/804962940006733/?event_time_id=804962946673399

DIIS - Humanitarian innovation and localization; Building on local needs, competencies and skills
Innovations, from emerging technology to radical methodologies of change, represent a growing emphasis for humanitarian and development actors. Too often, however, innovations are developed in the global North and brought to local contexts, based on perceived needs but without involving target groups. So how do we make sure that innovations in the sector not only reflect local needs, but build upon and develop local perceptions, competencies and skills?
At this seminar DIIS and Save the Children tackles the issue of how we link local needs and solutions with global ones in ways that foster indigenous innovation - moving from isolated top-down projects to solutions that are both locally sustainable and may be scaled. Whether we call it human-centered design, indigenous or participatory innovation, the aim is to put local systems at the heart of the innovation process.
The seminar will be a combination of local experiences, conceptual discussions and participant inputs on the challenges of humanitarian and development innovation.
Practical information: The seminar will be held in English and livestreamed on diis.dk.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Wednesday 4 March 2020 at 10.00.
Livestream does not require registration.
Time: Thursday 5 March 2020, 14.00-16.30
Location: DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies, Auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A, 2100 Copenhagen
Sign up

DIIS - Hybrid regimes in the EU; Poland and Hungary
In contrast to ‘popular republics’, which are de facto one-party systems, Western-style liberal democracies have developed over time a system meant to avoid a too high concentration of power in the executive. This includes, but is not limited to, institutional checks and balances, such as the independence of the judiciary and the freedom of academia and media. It also refers to the formal and practical guarantees given to citizens working in these fields.
Over the last decade, some policies by the Hungarian and Polish governments have been criticized, indeed formally scrutinized by the EU, for diminishing the capacity of these institutions to fulfil their task. This critique concerns not only formal rules and policies but pertains also to the sense of intimidation that encourages self-censorship in civil society. The leading parties in the present Hungarian and Polish governments have generally rejected this charge, even though Prime Minister Orbán’s call for an ‘illiberal democracy’ openly sketches a different path.
The public seminar will allow experts on Hungary and Poland to present an analysis of the state of Polish and Hungarian democracy.
Practical information: The seminar will be in English and livestreamed on diis.dk.
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. Please use our online registration form no later than Thursday 5 March 2020 at 10.00.
Livestream does not require registration.
Time: Friday 6 March 2020, 9.30-12.15
Location: DIIS ∙ Danish Institute for International Studies, Auditorium, Gl. Kalkbrænderi Vej 51A, 2100 Copenhagen
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Malmö: Workshops For PhD Students: Search Strategies for Systematic Reviews
Developing a comprehensive search strategy is a key component when conducting a systematic review.
This workshop will focus on how to develop a systematic search strategy for your research topic.
The session will include: difference between a systematic review and a traditional literature review, choosing the right databases/sources to search for your topic area, identify keywords and terms for your search strategy, search techniques and documentation of your search
Time: Wednesday 11 March, 09:15 - 12:00 
Location: Hälsa och samhälle, AS:E402
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Lecture China 2020 -- how far does eco civilisation take us?
2020 will be a critical year for nature and China is one of the world's biggest players: China will host the 15th Conference of the Parties on Biodiversity in Kunming,  as evidence mounts of an accelerating  global mass extinction;  China's climate policies will be in the spotlight in Glasgow in November at COP26, as nations are asked to raise their climate ambition.  At home, the 14th Five Year Plan currently under  preparation will be a key signal of China's direction of travel, but economic pressures may limit its ambition.  Isabel Hilton will examine the environmental and climate decisions facing China this year and explore why they are critical to global environmental health.
Isabel Hilton is a London based writer and broadcaster, and founder and CEO of www.chinadialogue.net, an innovative, fully bilingual Chinese English website devoted to building a shared approach on climate change and environmental issues with China. Based in London, chinadialogue launched in 2006 and is now recognised as a unique, independent source of information on environmental and climate issues, widely read in China and in more than 200 countries around the world. It now has offices in Beijing, Delhi and Sao Paolo and has generate four further, related projects:  www.thethirdpole.net; www.indiaclimatedialogue.net; www.dialogochino.net and www.chinadialogueocean.net.
Time: 11 March 2020 10:15 to 12:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Asia Library, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Contact: marina [dot] svensson [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se

The Graduate Programme Virtual Career Fair is an all-online event for students, recent and soon-to-be graduates
How a Virtual Career Fair works:
Register using the link below. If you add your phone number to your profile, we will send you a reminder SMS on the day of the fair.
All registered users get an email confirmation that includes a calendar invite.
On the day of the fair, you will be matched with employers that have relevant jobs for you based on the info on your profile - so make sure to update your background information and preferences before attending on March 11th, 2020.
MyCareer will send you a reminder shortly before the fair - on the day itself, you can just log into the virtual venue from your desktop, tablet or mobile and start chatting.
When: 11 March 13:00-16:00
Contact: careerfair [at] graduateland [dot] com
Register: https://mycareer.lu.se/sv/event/3708

Malmö: Migration seminar: “Museums from Below”: A Study of Migrant Workers Museums in China 
Luka Lei Zhang is a PhD candidate in English at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Currently, she is visiting Malmö University and studying with Prof. Magnus Nilsson.
In the recent two decades, several museums have been established exclusively for migrant workers in China. This article provides a comparative study of two types of these museums. Firstly, there are state-run and sponsored museums, such as the Museum of Peasant-Workers in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, founded in 2012. It displays the history of migrant workers in Guangdong Province by exhibiting around 5000 items, including workers’ personal belongings, tools, official documents etc. Such a museum, Zhang argues, serves the "branding" of the local government by celebrating official achievements. By branding workers, the museum establishes a static cultural space for showcasing workers and fetishizing labor. A different type of museum exists in a small village near Beijing. Here, the Migrant Workers Culture and Art Museum has been opened in 2010 and run by migrant workers themselves. It presents an alternative way of exhibiting and representing workers and their culture. The museum not only displays certain work items. It also holds interactive cultural events, such as workers’ writing workshops, workers’ musical performances, and so on. In this article, Zhang will propose to view this museum as an example of a working-class "museum from below," examine its cultural significance, and discuss difficulties it faces.
Time: Thursday 12 March, 14:15 - 16:00 
Location: Niagara, seminar room, floor 9 (gathering for the seminar at 14.05 at the ground floor next to the Reception in Niagara.)
More Migrations seminars at www.mau.se/mim

CED Seminar: Does increasing access to contraception impact long-term outcomes? Evidence on educational attainment and poverty from a natural experiment in the United States
Katie Genadek at is a Faculty Associate at the Institute of Behavioral Science at the University of Boulder Colorado.
Time: 17 March 2020  12:00 
Location: Ideon Alfa1:2003, Scheelevägen 15B, 223 63 Lund

Lecture: Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China
In the decades following World War II, factories in many countries not only provided secure employment and a range of economic entitlements, but also recognized workers as legitimate stakeholders, enabling them to claim rights to participate in decision making and hold factory leaders accountable. In recent decades, as employment has become more precarious, these attributes of industrial citizenship have been eroded and workers have increasingly been reduced to hired hands. No country has experienced these changes as dramatically as China. Drawing on a decade of field research, including interviews with both factory workers and managers, Andreas traces the changing political status of workers inside Chinese factories from 1949 to the present, carefully analyzing how much power they have actually had to shape their working conditions.
Joel Andreas, Professor of Sociology at Johns Hopkins University, studies political contention and social change in China. His first book, Rise of the Red Engineers: The Cultural Revolution and the Origins of China’s New Class (Stanford 2009), analyzed the contentious merger of old and new elites following the 1949 Revolution. His second book, Disenfranchised: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China (Oxford 2019), traces radical changes that have fundamentally transformed industrial relations over the past seven decades. Currently, he is continuing to investigate changing labor relations and the ongoing transformation of China’s rural society.
Time: 17 March 2020 15:15 to 17:00
Location: Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Room 005, Sölvegatan 18 B, Lund
Contact: nicholas [dot] loubere [at] ace [dot] lu [dot] se

A Panel Discussion: Raison d'État in the “New” Turkey 
Speakers:
Pınar Dinç, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University “Turkey's Unchanging Raison d'État? Narratives on Dersim 1938”
Pınar Dinç has received her PhD degree in Political Science at the Department of Government, London School of Economics in January 2017. Her PhD dissertation, Collective memory and competition over identity in a conflict zone: the case of Dersim, explores the causes and mechanisms of ongoing competition over the nature of national identity through a case study of Dersim in the Turkish Republic. Between September 2017 and 2018, she worked on the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria (Rojava Cantons) as a Swedish Institute Fellow and Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) in Lund University. She is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow since October 2018, where she works on a project called the FIRE (Fighting Insurgency Ruining Environment) that focuses on the conflict and the environment nexus in the Middle East.
Reyda Ergün, Faculty of Law, Kadir Has University, “Raison d’État and the Regimes of Gender and Sexuality in Turkey under the AKP rule”
Reyda Ergün graduated from İstanbul Bilgi University Faculty of Law. She received her LL.M degree in Human Rights Law from the same university and her PhD in public law from Galatasaray University. During her doctoral research, she spent the 2006-2007 academic year at Córdoba National University (Argentina) as a visiting researcher at the Department of Philosophy. Since 2012, she is working as an assistant professor at Kadir Has University Faculty of Law, Department of Philosophy and Sociology of Law. Her main research areas are political philosophy, philosophy of law, theory of rights, gender and sexuality studies and law.
Burak Özçetin, Faculty of Communication, Bilgi University “Seeing Like a State: Raison d'État, Media, and Democracy in Turkey under the AKP Rule”
Burak Özçetin is an associate professor of communication at Istanbul Bilgi University, Faculty of Communication. Graduated from Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of International Relations in 2001, Özçetin received his master’s degree from Department of Political Science (METU) in 2005. As Fulbright Scholar, he visited The New School for Social Research Political Science Department between 2006 and 2007. Özçetin received his PhD degree in political science from METU in 2011. He worked at METU, Akdeniz University, and Kadir Has University respectively. Özçetin is the author of Mass Communication Theories: Concepts, Schools, Models (2018, İletişim Yay., in Turkish), a comprehensive account of history of communication theories. He published several articles on political and cultural life in Turkey, and Turkish media in journals like European Journal of Cultural Studies, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication, International Relations, and International Review for the Sociology of Sport. Currently he is working on a book on the history of populism in Turkey, with a specific focus on construction(s) of the people as a political subject.
Discussant:
Torsten Janson, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University
Moderated by Ömer Turan
Time: 18 March 2020, @ 15:00 CMES,
Location: Lund University, Finngatan 16
Please register here: maria [dot] lofstedt [at] cme [dot] lu [dot] se
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/235222077502549