Conference celebrating 5 years of Border Criminologies at the Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford.

Hosted By: Border Criminologies, Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and the Migration Policy Centre at the European University Institute. 

In coming together, across disciplines, jurisdictions and sectors, we intend, in April to shift the conversation towards change. Speakers will share their experiences of work on the ground in Greece, the US, Sweden and Britain. We will learn from artists about different ways of representing border control and understanding its effect.

The conference is free of charge and open. Please sign up here if you would like to attend and be a part of this dynamic conversation and creative exchange. For a full programme see below: 

19th April - Artistic Responses to Border Control

15.30 – 15.40 Registration

15.40-16.00 Welcome and opening remarks (Professor Mary Bosworth, Director Centre for Criminology and Border Criminologies)

16:00- 16.40 Men in Waiting (Khadija von Zinnenburg Carroll, University of Birmingham)

16:40- 17.10 No Man’s Land (Nana Ververopoulou, Independent Artist)

17:10-17:40 Inhabited Cartographies (Abinadi Meza, University of Houston)

17:40 – 18:30 Drinks Reception and Display of Immigration Detention Archive

20th April - Law, Social Science and Civil Society Responses to Border Control

09.00-09.30 Registration, tea and coffee

09:30- 09.45 Introduction & Welcome (Vanessa Barker, Stockholm University)

Law Panel (Chair: Ana Aliverti, University of Warwick)

09:45-10:30 Massive Collaborative Representation as Resistance (Juliet Stumpf, Lewis & Clark Law School and Stephen Manning, Lawyer in Portland, Oregon)

10:30-11:00 Human Rights and Immigration Law (Matthew Evans, Director, AIRE)

11:00- 11:15 Coffee break

Police Panel (Chair: Katja Franko, University of Oslo)

11:15-11:45 Policing Migration, Race and the Politics of Affect: Identities of Resistance (Alpa Parmar, University of Oxford0

11:45-12:15 Compassion and Comprehension from a Police Point of View (Monique Mos - Head of Operations, National Police Unit, Netherlands, The Hague)

12:15-13:00 Lunch

Detention Panel (Chair: Andriani Fili, University of Oxford & University of Lancaster)

13:00-13:30 Thinking Beyond Detention (Mary Bosworth, University of Oxford)

13:30-14:00 Human Rights Monitoring as a Means of Moving Beyond Critique (Hindpal Singh Bhui, HM Inspectorate of Prisons)

14:00-14:30 Legal Challenges to Immigration Detention (Anthony Metzer, QC Goldsmith Chambers)

14:30-14:45 Coffee break

Community Panel (Chair: Ines Hasselberg, University of Lisbon)

14:45-15:15 The role of children and youth facilitators of irregularized migration in community-based participatory research on the US Mexico border (Gabriella Sanchez - Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute).

15:15-15:45 Navigating the refugee response system in Greece: Is it time to turn to the communities? (Virginia Xythali, Psychologist and NGO Practitioner in Greece)

15:45- 16:15 Integration through Active Rehabilitation (Rim Alexander Halfya, Refugees Welcome Stockholm)

16:15-16:45 Conclusions: Looking Forward with Hope (Maartje van der Woude, University of Leiden)