[Iag-list] At the Edges of Citizenship: Book Launch and Panel

Katie Hepworth katie at katiehepworth.net
Mon Jun 20 21:01:59 AEST 2016

Come to the Red Rattler for the launch of the book At the Edges of 
Citizenship: Security and the Constitution of Non-citizen Subjects.

Join Katie Hepworth (author) and Safdar Ahmed, Louise Boon-Kuo and Maria 
Giannacopoulos for a drink and a discussion of the book, and issues of 
race, citizenship, policing and migrant "crises".

Where: Red Rattler Theatre, Faversham St Marrickville
When: 7pm, 13th July 2016


Katie Hepworth is a human geographer and union organiser whose work 
focuses on race, citizenship and migration. Her book, At the Edges of 
Citizenship, argues that citizenship is not just a collection of rights 
that can be either possessed or endowed; it is continually and 
contingently reconstituted through struggles between "insiders" and 

Safdar Ahmed is a Sydney-based artist and academic in the field of 
Islamic studies. He is the author of 'Reform and Modernity in Islam' and 
the Walkley award winning web-comic, 'Villawood: Notes from an 
immigration detention centre'. Safdar is a founding member of the 
community-art organisation, Refugee Art Project, for which he conducts 
regular workshops with asylum seekers and refugees in the Villawood 
detention centre.

Louise Boon-Kuo researches and writes about border policing, practices 
of criminalisation, and responsibility for power. Recent research 
includes a co-authored report titled *Building Peace in Permanent War: 
Terrorist Listing and Conflict Transformation* and *Policing Migrant 
Illegality in Australia* (forthcoming 2017, Routledge).

Maria Giannacopoulos is Senior Lecturer in Socio-Legal Studies and 
Postgraduate Director at Flinders Law School in Adelaide. She conducts 
critical interdisciplinary research in the areas of sovereignty, 
colonialism and borders. Her current research project is titled "Global 
Colonialities: Sovereign Debt, Austerity and Neo-Liberal Assimilation" 
and interconnects the effaced sovereign debt crisis of Australia with 
the imperialising economic order in contemporary Greece.

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