Program

CIRFASE

Excluding Diversity. At the Intersections of Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Gender Mobilizations


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
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The conference is organized on 26th and 27th March 2020 by the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Families and Sexualities (CIRFASE) at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) at Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.

Thursday 26 March 2020 MONT10

9:15 to 9:30 – Welcome/Opening address (Professor Laura Merla)

9:30 to 10:45Opening roundtable. Theme: What are the issues at stake?

Marie Arena (member of the European Parliament - Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, and Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights)

Niley Erdem (FaceBook representative)

Philippe Hensmans (Amnesty International)

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11:00 to 12:30 – Keynote 1 on anti-migrant populism- Auditoire MONT10: Professor Peter Kivisto, Richard A. Swanson Professor of Social Thought at Augustana College in Illinois, and International Reader at the University of Helsinki’s Center for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism: “Making Sense of the Exclusionary Character of Right-Wing Populism in an Age of Migration”

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14:00 to 16:00 – Parallel Sessions


Panel 1: RIGHT-WING ACTORS’ DISCOURSE - Auditoire MONT10

Belén Fernández Suárez (University of A Corunna):  Spain: from the egalitarian exceptionality to reaction. The emergence of VOX as an extreme-right, anti-gender and anti-immigration political party

Ivan Tranfić (Scuola Normale Superiore, Florence):   “They are Preparing Us for the Population Swap”: The Links Between the Anti-Gender and Anti-Immigrant Discourses in Croatia’s Radical Right

Hedwig Lieback (University of Liepzig): The Play-Off of Identity Politics and the Junge Alternative

Aleksandra Sygnowska (Polish Academy of Sciences): Populism and Women: the New Centrality of Gender Equality


Panel 2: (SOCIAL) MEDIA DISCURSIVE STRATEGIES - Auditoire MONT04

Barbara De Cock, Pauline Dupret, Philippe Hambye, Andrea Pizarro Pedraza (Université catholique de Louvain): Polarising representations of immigrant communities in Belgian French-speaking political discourse

Ov Cristian Norocel (Lund University): Protecting Our Family: Right-wing Populism, Affect and Social Media

Antonija Petričušić (University of Zagreb), Nina Čolović (Serb National Council in Zagreb): Instrumentalisation of Women´s Rights: Migration and Gender in Croatian Conservative Media


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16:30 to 18:00 – Panel 3: TRANSNATIONAL ANTI-GENDERISM - Auditoire MONT10

David Paternotte (Université libre de Bruxelles): Against backlash thinking

Katja Kahlina (University of Helsinki):  Transnational anti-LGBTQ alliances beyond the Cold War West/East binary: World Congress of Families and the new sexual civilizationism

Timo Koch (Utrecht University): The Normal Natural Family – The WCF as an example of transnational anti-gender activism


Friday 27 March 2020

9:00 to 10:30 – Keynote 2 on anti-gender populism - Auditoire MONT10: Professor Andrea Pető, Professor in the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest, and a Doctor of Science of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences: “Why anti-gender movements are not (only) about gender”

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10:45 to 12:45 – Parallel Sessions


Panel 4: POLICY NARRATIVES AND PREFERENCES - Auditoire MONT10

Sonja Blum (University of Hagen): Inclusion and exclusion in narrative stories

Anna Fejős, Dorottya Szikra, Róza Vajda (Hungarian Academy of Sciences): Family policy and the “migration crisis”. Civil society response to the discursive framing of population politics in Hungary

Anna Safuta (University of Bremen): Women, peripherally white migrants, and the familialist state:  Elderly care in Poland as a case study of the gendered and nationalist continuities of politics in Poland

Armando Vittoria (University of Naples Federico II): Far-right’s anti-abortion agendas at the intersection between anti-gender and anti-immigration politics: The Italian case


Panel 5: ADOPTION OF ANTI-IMMIGRANT AND ANTI-GENDER NARRATIVES - Auditoire MONT01

Pascaline Van Oost, Vincent Yzerbyt (Université catholique de Louvain): Anti-sexism as weaponized discourse against Muslim immigration: A view from social psychology

Cristina Oddone (University of Strasbourg): The Ethics of (racist) virilism, and the Spirit of the Rising Global Right

Shaban Darakchi (University of Antwerp): Nationalism, heteronormativity, and violence against women in Bulgaria in times of “anti-gender campaigns”

Nyawasha Tawanda Sydesky (University of Limpopo, South Africa) “It’s not Xenophobia, its Criminality”: The State, Violence and Anti-Immigrant Sentiments in Post-Apartheid South Africa


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14:00 to 15:30 – Panel 6: NARRATIVES OF RESISTANCE - Auditoire MONT10

Erika Busse-Cárdenas & Veronica Montes (Macalester College/Bryn Mawr College): The Politics of Motherhood among Deportees: Latinx DREAMers Moms Resisting U.S. Anti-Immigrant Discourses

Amy Brainer (University of Michigan-Dearborn): “I don’t want to lose my life”: Security Bargains among LGBTQ Marriage Migrants to the US

Lyndsey Kramer (University of York): Understanding the organisation of ‘grass roots’ support of vulnerable people moving to Northern France

15:30 to 16:30 – Closing roundtable. Theme: How to counter/resist anti-migrant/gender mobilizations?

Elizabeth Gosme (COFACE)

Tamara Cruz (vzw SIEMPRE)

16:30 to 17:00 – Closing remarks from the conference organizers Giacomo Orsini & Tanja Vuckovic Juros (Université catholique de Louvain)