Diaspora: Identity & Belonging: TGHS Graduate Conference (Day 1, online)

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Diaspora: Identity & Belonging: TGHS Graduate Conference (Day 1, online)

Join us for a graduate conference on diasporic history. June 5 is online, while the second day of the conference will be in person.

By Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar

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Date and time

Monday, June 5 · 1 - 11:30am PDT



About this event

  • 10 hours 30 minutes
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Diasporas disrupt the fiction of geopolitical borders, unsettles the nation as a unit of analysis, and destabilises colonial logic which coerces (dis)placement.

For our annual graduate conference, the Oxford Transnational and Global History Seminar has invited our fellow historians and scholars in adjacent disciplines whose work engages with diaspora to present their work. This is the first day of a two day conferece, and we invite you to join us in-person or online for the second day of panels.

09:30 (UK) Panel 1: Diasporic Intimacies

Remembering Interracial Intimacies: South Asian & East African Perspectives on Black/South Asian Romance, 1880 - 1980

Carissa Chew (University of Hawai'i)

'Internal Frontiers': Whiteness & Intimacy in Britain’s African Colonies

Nathalie Cooper (University of Warwick)

Itineraries of Self-Respect: Labor Migration & Caste Reform Between Diasporas, 1929 - 1940

Kelvin Ng (Yale University)

11:00 (UK) Panel 2: Debating Diaspora

A Voice to Be Heard: Animal Diaspora in the Late Ottoman Literature

Zeynep Nur Şimşek (University of Bologna)

No Diaspora

Karno Dasgupta (NYU Abu Dhabi)

Diaspora Studies as a Diaspora of Coloniality

Christopher Frattina Della Frattina (University of Oxford)

Unpacking Colonialism and White Supremacy in Popular Culture: Ecofeminist Perspectives on History and Diasporic Communities

Kassandra Drodge (University of Ottawa)

13:30 (UK) Panel 3: Tastes Like Home

The Construction of the Homeland in Turkish Restaurant Practices in Budapest: Forming Identity, Memory & Belonging in the World of Diasporas

Kardelen Gökçedağ (Budapest Metropolitan University)

Breaking Bread, Sharing & Belonging in the Parisian Kebab Shops & Immigrant-owned Fast Food Restaurants

Shromona Jana (Independent Researcher)

14:30 (UK) Diaspora & B/orders

Negotiating Black Seminole Transnational Memory on the US-Mexican Borderlands

Emilia Sánchez González (Independent Researcher)

Afro-Oriental(ist) Anxieties: Disarticulating the Imperial Boundaries Between Africa & the Middle East

Shae Omonijo (Harvard University)

Navigating New Geographies of Diaspora in South & Southeast Asian Highlands

Suanmuanlian Tonsing (University of Michigan) & Thanglianmung (North Eastern Hill University)

16:00 (UK) Panel 5: Women, Gender & Diaspora

Female Travelers in the Black Seminole Diaspora: Historical Memory, Recognition Politics, & the Production of a Black and Native Identity

Mark Mallory (Texas A&M )

"Threads of a Past Life”: Kimono in the Lives of Japanese-Canadian Women

Bailey Irene Midori Hoy (University of British Columbia)

The Nation on the Catwalk: “Miss Kiev” and Practices of Belonging in the Ukrainian Diaspora in Winnipeg, 1979-1984

Elisa Lucente (University of Pavia)

Sister or Outsider? : Recasting Solidarity as Survival among Women of the South Asian Diaspora in Canada at the Turn of the 20th Century

Surbhi Vatsa (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

18:00 (UK) Panel 6: Staging Diaspora

Theatre in Diaspora: Identity Claims of the Transnational Alevi Community

Rüya Kalıntaş (Kadir Has University)

Transnational Family Dance Lineages of the U.S./Mexico Bracero Program (1942-2022): Decolonizing Self (Portraiture) through Radical (Re)Mappings of Diasporic Selfhood

Kiri Avelar (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Caribbean Musical Counterpublics: The Unorthodox Ontology and Authoritative Sounds of Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez

Akhim Alexis (University of Southern California)

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