Wednesday, 14 September 2016, University of Basel. Public lecture by Karen O’Reilly.

Postcolonial Traces in Elite Migration.

Prof. Karen O’Reilly
Loughborough University and University of Oxford

Discussant: Dr. Olivia Killias, University of Zurich

Wednesday, 14 September 2016. 18:15 – 19:45 h
Kollegienhaus of the University of Basel, 4051 Basel, Petersplatz 1, Lecture Hall 115

This lecture is co-organized by the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology at the University of Basel and the nccr – on the move.

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In this lecture, Karen O‘Reilly will introduce her recent work on British (and other Western) lifestyle migration in Malaysia, which is part of a wider, comparative study of lifestyle migration in East Asia. The lecture will focus on postcolonial traces (or continuities) in this form of migration – as witnessed in capitals, resources, power, and other structural forms of advantage, as well as in everyday lives practices of migrants and other actors in the migrant setting. …

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Student Workshop “Addressing Privilege in (Skilled) Migration”
In the afternoon, from 14:00 – 16:00 h, the Institute of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology will host a workshop with Karen O’Reilly. Interested Master and doctoral students and Postdoctoral researchers shall contact Metka Hercog by E-mail until 1 September 2016. Location: Alte Universität, Rheinsprung 9/11, 4051 Basel, Seminarraum 201.