Migration & Documentality

Migration & Documentality: Collaborative Thinking and Social Justice

A collaborative and interactive panel talk on issues of contemporary migration, documentality and social justice.

Wed, 22 Jun 2022, 20:00 BST (free event, booking required)
Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, London WC1N 2AB

This panel discussion features Dr Henghameh Saroukhani (Saint Mary’s University, Canada) and Dr Agnes Woolley (Birkbeck, University of London) who will be discussing their current collaborative work on migrant life, documentality and genre-bending writing. Their conversation will examine the radical journalistic prose of the Iranian-Kurdish writer Behrouz Boochani who wrote about his imprisonment on Manus Island entirely on WhatsApp alongside the neglected archival material required to fully understand the morbid injustices associated with the recent Windrush scandal. They will discuss the nature of collaborative thinking, embodied research practices and the ethics of writing about illegalized and 'undocumented' lives. This talk encourages feedback and sharing from audience members so as to facilitate a space of intellectual affinity, solidarity and alliance.

Supported by the Birkbeck Institute of the Humanities, the Centre for Research on Race & Law (Birkbeck), and The Decolonial Group (GoodEnough). Contact information: henghameh.saroukhani@smu.ca and/or a.woolley@bbk.co.uk.

Click here to book your free place at this event.


Featured image from Chauka, Please Tell Us the Time (Dir. Behrouz Boochani, 2017).


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