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2017 Marston LaFrance Lecture, Social Citizenship and Security Among Dual Citizens in the Lebanese Diaspora

March 23, 2017 at 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Location:303, College of Humanities Auditorium Paterson Hall

Daiva Stasiulis Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Daiva Stasiulis

Daiva Stasiulis

Our understanding of social citizenship is haunted by the ghost of British sociologist T.H. Marshall and challenged by the ongoing neoliberal reversal and shrinking of social rights. Citizenship and migration scholarship  is increasingly examining how people act within and across different geographic spaces to construct their own social and ontological security. Based on interviews with dual nationals conducted in three countries – Australia, Canada and Lebanon – Daiva Stasiulis reveals whether and how the dual citizenship status and embedded agency of these subjects in multiple locales is utilized to build their own nation-bound and border-spanning social safety and security nets, combining resources from heterogeneous citizenship regimes.

About the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship: Each year, funding permitting, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences awards the Marston LaFrance Research Fellowship to one of its outstanding faculty members, in order to facilitate the completion of a major research project that requires significant release time. The fellowship consists of up to 2.0 credits of teaching release, but holders are expected to maintain their commitments to teach and supervise graduate students.