Monday, 5 June 2017

Populisms: A Workshop- Programme

Populisms: A Workshop
Wednesday 21 June 2017, 1-6pm. Keir Hardie building room 250.
Co-hosted by the Geography Department, Swansea University and Canolfan Richard Burton Centre.
1pm Welcome and Introduction: New Populisms in Europe:
histories of the present and the production of the commons
(Dr Angharad Closs Stephens and Dr Martina Tazzioli)
1.15pm – 2.30pm
‘Sovereignty, Sexuality and the Will to Trump’
Professor Cynthia Weber
Author of Queering International Relations, Professor of International Relarions (Sussex University) and co-director of the media company, Pato productions.
2.30pm-2.45pm Coffee/ Tea
2.45pm – 4pm
‘The Politics of Left-Wing Populism’
Professor Eric Fassin
Author of Populisme: le grand ressentiment, Professor of Sociology and co-chair of the Gender Department (Paris 8 University)
4pm – 4.30pm Coffee/ Tea
4.30pm – 6pm
Interventions on the theme of Populisms and Roundtable Discussion.
·      Dr Emel Ackali (Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Swansea University) Is revolution a myth? Insights from the state and societal transformation in Tunisia’.
·      Dr Angharad Closs Stephens (Senior Lecturer in Geography, Swansea University), ‘‘All across the country…’: National Atmospheres and the Brexit Revolt’.
·      Dr Daniele Lorenzini (Postdoctoral researcher, Université Saint-Louis Bruxelles/Columbia University), ‘On ressentiment and the making of “the people”: Nietzschean variations’.
·      Dr Martina Tazzioli (Lecturer in Geography, Swansea University) ‘Rethinking asylum through practices of freedom. Migrant spatial disobediences across Europe’.
·      Professor Daniel G. Williams (Personal Chair, English Literature and Creative Writing, Swansea University) ‘Hannah Arendt, Raymond Williams and 'the Masses'’.
The workshop is free but places are limited. To book a place please go to If you are no longer able to attend, please make your space available to someone else. Thank you. 
Organised by Dr Angharad Closs Stephens and Dr Martina Tazzioli, Geography Department, Swansea University with funding from the College of Science Research Fund. Contact on and