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RSC Public Seminar Series Hilary Term 2023

'Forced Migration and Digital Technologies: (Dis)continuities in Actors and Power Relations'

Series convenors: Dr Derya Ozkul and Dr Marie Godin

This year the RSC Public Seminar Series will take place through (usually) fortnightly seminars on Tuesday lunchtimes from 1-2pm, but please check the details for each seminar.

About the speakers

Dr Jonas CL Valente is a postdoctoral researcher in the Oxford Internet Institute, responsible for co-lead the Cloudwork Project, inside Fairwork Foundation. He was awarded a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Brasília (UnB) (2019), one of the best post-graduate programs in this area in Brazil. He defended his thesis on digital platforms, receiving an honourable mention in the UnB Thesis Awards and being nominated for the Capes Thesis Award. Over the course of the doctorate, Jonas worked as visiting researcher at the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), affiliated with the University of Lisbon, studying digital platforms.

Dr Funda Ustek-Spilda a postdoctoral researcher and project manager on the Fairwork project at the Oxford Internet Institute. Her background is in sociology, with thematic focuses in labour, migration and gender. Her research examined the reasons and implications of being counted and not being counted in data, from the perspectives of ethics, responsibility and fairness. She holds a DPhil from the University of Oxford (St. Cross College) in Sociology (2015) as a Professor Anthony Heath & St. Cross College Scholarship holder and MSc in Comparative Social Policy (2010) (St. Edmund Hall) as an Ahmet Ertegun – Bogazici University scholar. 

Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, the founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre. It is held each year in Michaelmas term.

Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture

The Annual Elizabeth Colson Lecture is held in Trinity term. It is named after Professor Elizabeth Colson, a renowned anthropologist.

Public Seminar Series

Each term the RSC holds a series of public seminars, held on Wednesday evenings at Queen Elizabeth House. Click here for details of forthcoming seminars.

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Forthcoming events

The digital border and its techno-symbolic assemblages of power

Tuesday, 21 February 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Asylum, digital surveillance and platform power

Tuesday, 28 February 2023, 1pm to 2pm @ Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Virtual borders: human rights and the fluid subject of algorithmic governance

Thursday, 02 March 2023, 12pm to 1pm @ Seminar Room 2, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Palestine Refugees and International Law

Friday, 10 March 2023 to Saturday, 11 March 2023 @ University of Macedonia, Egnatia 156, Thessaloniki 546 36, Greece

CANCELLED - Recognising Refugees | RSC Conference 2023

Monday, 20 March 2023 to Tuesday, 21 March 2023 @ Keble College, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PG