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Video Lecture: “State Repression and Police Raids in Paris’ Refugee City” with Estelle Miramond, Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII), France

March 10, 2017 at 11:45 AM to 12:45 PM

Location:Room 3224, 3rd floor Richcraft Hall

Mobility & Politics 2017 Emerging Scholars and Fresh Insight Guest Lecture, “State Repression and Police Raids in Paris’ Refugee City” with Estelle Miramond, Université Denis Diderot (Paris VII), France.

Lecture Abstract: France, along with other European countries and the U.S., is currently the theater of particularly restrictive migratory policies. Recently, the dismantlement of the Calais camp and the police raids on migrants encampments in Paris have shed new light on the state violence France exerts against migrants. The lecturer will discuss the discriminatory nature with which certain non-nationals are treated by the state within the context of the so-called “refugee-crisis.” Drawing from research carried out with undocumented students, she will analyze police raids in Paris and the way the category of “illegal aliens” is constructed. While she aims to to expose the discriminatory and repressive practices committed against migrants in the purported country of human rights, she will also discuss the struggles undertaken to render these practices visible and to bring them to an end.

This is a video lecture live from Paris with the speaker and registration is required, please send an email to:

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About the Speaker: Estelle Miramond is a PhD student in Sociology and Gender at Université Paris Diderot. She has recently become an active collaborator in the Mobility & Politics transnational research collective. Estelle Miramond is a member of the network ‘University Without Borders’ in Paris and involved in social movements supporting undocumented students and migrants in France.  While this talk is focused on undocumented migrants in Paris and their struggles, Estelle Miramond’s PhD thesis questions the feminization of labor migration in Laos, the role of international organizations and the development of policies against the trafficking of women.

This guest talk is co-hosted by Carleton University’s Department of Political Science, Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS) and the transnational research collective ‘Mobility & Politics’ (