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2018 Graduate Conference, Politics of (de)Politicization

Thursday, June 14, 2018, 12:00 pm – Friday, June 15, 2018, 6:00 pm

Central European University Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology 

2018 Graduate Conference

Politics of (de)Politicization

June 14-15, 2018

Nador 15, Room 103

June 14

12:00 – 13:00 Opening Remarks: Dorit Geva, Head of Department, Sociology and Social Anthropology
Opening Keynote Speaker: Suki Ali, London School of Economics

13:30 – 15:00  Panel 1:  Subjects and (de)Politicization 
Discussant:      Suki Ali, London School of Economics
Nazneen Shifa, Jawaharlal Nehru University
Discourses of VAW in Bangladesh: Depoliticization of Women's Movements?

Lara Ozlen, Sabancı University
"Butterfly effect": Lesbian, bi-sexual individuals self identification processes and ways being politcal(ly) active in Istanbul

Artem Kachurin, Central European University
Post-structuralism and political feminism: ontological differences in approaches to emancipation Joyashree Sama, South Asian University Claims of belonging: State policies and identity politics in India

15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00 Panel 2:  Confronting Politics
Discussant:       Alexandra Kowalski, Central European University
Rong A., London School of Economics
The battle: Defining environmentalism - in the field of Chinese environmental NGOs

Birgan Gokmenoglu, London School of Economics
Changes in "the political": Political activism under emergency rule in Turkey

Karlo Kralj, Scuola Normale Superiore
Studying discourses of (de)politicization in activist communities of post-communism

June 15

10:00 – 11:30 Panel 3:  Placemaking
Discussant:      TBA 
Demet Bolat, Sitki Kocman University
Collective spaces in Turkey: Effort for togetherness under the state of emergency

Carmen Leidereiter, Universitat de Barcelona
The politics of depoliticizing environmetnalism: lessons from the Portuguese textile industry

Marina Mironica, Babeș-Bolyai University
Urban restructuring of Cluj as a tool for mediation of multinational capital to the local market

Victoria Mellett, London Schools of Economics Who does good governance represent? Locating the Political in Municipal Government Reform

11:30 – 13:00  Lunch

13:00 – 14:30  Panel 4: Mechanisms of (de)Politicization
Discussant:      Omar Dewachi, American University of Beirut
Yonatan Levi, London School of Economics and Shai Agmon, Tel-Aviv University
Bankers, suicide bombers, and "real people": A Comparative analysis of depoliticzation as a driver for populism in Europe and Israel

Gjovalin Macaj, Oxford University

The political and human rights

Alexandra Dodita, West University of Timișoara
Occupational mental health in the EU: Policy frames and discursive (de)politicization in a "new world of work"

14:30 – 15:00  Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:30 Panel 5: Political Resistance
Discussant:  Prem Kumar Rajaram, Central European University
Randa Wahbe, Harvard University 
Carceral realities of Palestinian political prisoners

Ricardo Andres Labra Mocarquer, Universidad de Chile
"This is not a toy": Mapuche national flag and his iconic career

Christopher Richard Hanson and Anna Sofie Starup Andersen, University of Copenhagen 
Land Conflicts and Politics: Rearrangement of the political and indigenous community

16:30 – 17:00 Coffee Break

17:00 – 18:00  Closing Keynote Speaker: Omar Dewachi, American University of Beirut
Closing Remarks: Ju Li, PhD Coordinator, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology