Welcome to the 3rd NOPO-network seminar at the University of Turku, Finland. We are now accepting proposals and presentations from network members to the research panels. It is possible to submit a proposal for a panel (with several papers) or an abstract for a presentation. In the latter case, the organisers will divide the abstracts into thematic panels. The abstract (max. 250 words) should include the title, the name, affiliation and e-mail address of the presenter(s). The participants are also requested to provide information on whether they wish to present a full paper or give an oral presentation.
Please send the abstracts and workshop proposals to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for abstract submission is 25.03.2013.
Dr. Ben Pitcher, University of Westminster: The North and the Left. New Geographies of Racial Politics
Dr. Ben Pitcher is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Westminster, UK. He is the author of The Politics of Multiculturalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), an account of the racial politics of the British State under New Labour. He has also studied Barack Obama's 'post-black' politics and the relationship between race and neoliberal capitalism.
Dr. Baukje Prins, The Hague University of Applied Sciences: Headscarfs, Homosexuals and Hooligans. Issues of Gender and Sexuality in the Dutch Populist Discourse
Dr. Baukje Prins is Associate Professor of Citizenship and Diversity at the Hague University of Applied Sciences. She has conducted research on the discourse of 'new realism' in Dutch politics, the Dutch immigration and integration debates and the role of gender and sexuality in these debates. She has published in the areas of cultural studies, feminism, political philosophy, ethics, and ethnic and migration studies.
The deadline for registrations to the network meeting is 15.04.2013.
For questions, please contact Minna Seikkula
Monday 20th of May 2013
|20.00 -||Dinner for those who have arrived|
Tuesday 21st of May 2013
Venue: PUB3, Publicum
|9.30 - 10.00||Registration with coffee|
|10.00 - 10.15||Welcoming words by Suvi and Susi|
|10.15 - 12.45||
Dr. Ben Pitcher, University of Westminster, UK: The North and the Left: New Geographies of Racial Politics
Dr. Baukje Prins, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands: Headscarfs, Homosexuals and Hooligans. Issues of Gender and Sexuality in the Dutch Populist Discourse
|12.45 - 14.00||Lunch (Hus Lindman)|
|14.15 - 17.30||
Parallel thematic workshops (3) incl. coffee break - see list for workshops
Workshop 1: The historical roots of right-wing populism and current trends
Workshop 2: Crisis, welfare chauvinism and immigration
Workshop 3: Populist parties: voting, strategies and leadership
Wednesday 22nd of May 2013
|9.00 - 10.30||
Theoretical, methodological and conceptual approaches to the research on right-wing populism - Perspectives, challenges, position
(Chair: Susi Meret)
Panel discussion with:
David Arter (University of Tampere)
|10.30 - 10.45||Break|
|10.45 - 12.15||
The (True) Finns Party, the Media and the Changing Horizons of Finnish Politics
(Chair: Gavan Titley)
Panel discussion with:
Karina Horsti (Cultural politics, University of Juväskylä)
|12.15 - 13.15||Lunch|
|13.15 - 14.00||Future network activities and the next meeting|
|14.00 - 14.15||Closing words and farewell|