People and places in limbo: research workshop 24 May

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Today’s post is from Busra Sultana, PhD Researcher (Gender Studies) in the School of Media, Film and Music

People and places in limboWe would like to draw your attention to ‘PEOPLE AND PLACES IN LIMBO, a research workshop organised and sponsored by the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies and the Global Transformations research theme to be held on Friday, 24 May 2013.

The workshop brings together researchers from across disciplines and research hubs who in various ways are investigating the resilience, transition, transformation and un/making of people and places in an era of emerging crises.

UPDATE 16 MAY: Due to requests from many of you, the Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies will be happy to offer a small bursary to the Sussex University students to attend the research networking workshop on 24th May ‘People and Places in Limbo’. The registration fee for the Students  of Sussex University will be £12. To register please visit

Speakers from Sussex and other UK institutions include:

Professor Yvette Taylor,

Head of the Weeks Centre for Social and Policy Research, London South Bank University: “Fitting Into Place & other Queer Encounters”

Dr Rebecca Bryant,

Senior Research Fellow, Anthropologist of politics and law, London School of Economics: “States in Limbo: Sociality and Non-recognition in Cyprus and Elsewhere”

Professor Alan Lester,

Director of Research theme ‘Global Transformations. Historical geographer, Sussex: “Humanitarianism and the In-betweenness of the Colonised: Indigenous Engagements with the Port Phillip Protectorate of Aborigines in Australia”

Dr Monika Metykova,

interests in transnational media, cultural and media policies, and migration, Sussex: “Beyond the Radar: The Roma and Their Media in Europe”

Dr Claire Bennett,

ESRC Centre for Population Change, Southampton University: “Living in limbo’: The experiences of lesbian asylum seekers”

Dr Evi Chatzipanagiotidou,

Anthropologist, Queen’s University: “From ‘no man’s land’ to ‘everyone’s land’: Re-territorialisation of the border in Cyprus among British Cypriots”

Further details are available at

There is a £30 fee for the workshop, and registration is required. Due to the limited number of participants we strongly recommend early registration.

Venue: Geography Resource Room, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex

To register please visit

Should you have any queries, feel free to contact the workshop organisers: Busra Sultana ( or Mahrokh Hosseini (

We look forward to welcoming you to this workshop.

With Best Wishes,
Busra Sultana & Mahrokh Hosseini

On Behalf of ‘People and Places in Limbo’ Organising Team,
University of Sussex


2 thoughts on “People and places in limbo: research workshop 24 May

    Busra Sultana (@ubsultana) said:
    April 26, 2013 at 00:43

    Many thanks Sarah for posting it.

      Sarah R-H responded:
      April 26, 2013 at 12:11

      You’re welcome :o)

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