INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP Changing landscapes of immigration detention


This international interdisciplinary workshop provides an opportunity to reflect on the changing and mutable nature of immigration detention

About this Event

NOTE: The workshop will take place in person at the Faculty of Law, University of A Coruña, Spain and will be live streamed

Coordinators: Ana Ballesteros Pena (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) and Cristina Fernández Bessa (University of A Coruña, Spain)

Scientific committee: Iker Barbero (University of the Basque Country, Spain), Ulla Berg (Rutgers University, USA), Carolina Sánchez Boe (Aarhus University, Denmark), José A. Brandariz (University of A Coruña, Spain), Giulia Fabini (University of Bologna, Italy), Patricia Faraldo Cabana (University of A Coruña, Spain), Elisa García-España (University of Malaga, Spain), Kelly Hannah-Moffat (University of Toronto, Canada), Witold Klaus (Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland), Audrey Macklin (University of Toronto, Canada), Raquel Matos (Catolica University of Portugal, Portugal), Romina Ramos (Arturo Prat University, Chile), Sarah Turnbull (University of Waterloo, Canada) and João Velloso (University of Ottawa, Canada).

Thursday 1st, September

9.30 – 10.00 Room 1 Welcome and introduction

Xulio Ferreiro, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of A Coruña

Ana Ballesteros Pena and Cristina Fernández Bessa, Coordinators of the workshop

10.00 – 11.00 Room 1

LECTURE 1 Chair: Patricia Faraldo, University of A Coruña, Spain

Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto (Canada) Automated decisions, risk and the ‘datafied subject’ in criminal justice and immigration control

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.45 Room 1

SESSION 1.A Chair: Iker Barbero, University of the Basque Country, Spain

Ariela House, independent researcher (Spain) Detention for Illegal Entry and Deportation Practices in Spain, 1955-1980

Sabrina Axster, Johns Hopkins University (United States) From Prisons to Camps to Prisons: The Institutionalization of Immigration Detention in Germany (online)

Yolanda Vazquez, Cincinnati School of Law (United States) Elimination Through Migration and Crime Policies in the United States

11.30 – 12.45 Room 2

SESSION 1.B Chair: José A. Brandariz, University of A Coruña, Spain

Gustavo de la Orden, University of Deusto (Spain) “Pre-entry screening procedure”, a new form of immigration detention in the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum: The Spanish borders as a policy laboratory

Aino Korvensyrjä, University of Helsinki (Finland) Alternatives to detention in Germany: Duldung, semi-open camps and contested enforcement after 2015

Ivana Belén Ruiz Estramil, University of the Basque Country (Spain) From Migrant Classification Centres to the outsourcing of the responsibility to protect (online)

12.45 – 13.45 Lunch

13.45-15.00 Room 1

SESSION 2.A Chair: Marián Fuentes Loureiro, University of A Coruña, Spain

Cristina Güerri, University of Málaga (Spain) Border control within Spanish prisons? Intersections between immigration control and imprisonment in the Southern border of Europe

Jukka Könönen, University of Helsinki (Finland) Multiple functions of immigration detention: Detention and deportation apparatus in Finland

Giulia Fabini, University of Bologna (Italy) Innovations and continuities in immigration detention in Italy: the need for a diachronic, multi-sited and multi-scalar analysis.

13.45-15.00 Room 2

SESSION 2.B Chair: Silvia Rodríguez López, University of A Coruña, Spain

Elena Enciso, University of Málaga (Spain) Migratory temporary spaces and their impact on the people who inhabit them: definition and minimum parameters of habitability quality Spain

Gregory L. Cuéllar, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary (United States) The Carceral Logic of Religious Spaces in Immigration Detention US/UK (online)

Julia Manek, University of Frankfurt (Germany) Detention & deterrence from the global to the intimate – the production of torturing environments at external[ized] borders EU, Australia, Japan, Turkey and Greece

15.05– 16.20 Room 1

SESSION 3.A Chair: Giulia Fabini, University of Bologna, Italy

José A. Brandariz, University of A Coruña (Spain) Coronavirus and Immigration Detention in Europe: The Short Summer of Abolitionism?

Ulla Berg, Rutgers University (United States) The Afterlife of Pandemic Protocols: Post-Covid Changes and Continuities in US immigration Detention

Molly Joeck, University of British Columbia (Canada) Back to business as usual: post-pandemic immigration detention in Canada

Sarah Turnbull, Waterloo University (Canada) Reforming Immigration Detention in Canada and the United Kingdom: Learning from Critical Pr*son Studies and Abolitionist Perspectives (online)

15.05-16.20 Room 2

SESSION 3.B Chair: Carolina Sánchez Boe, Aarhus University, Denmark

Iker Barbero, University of the Basque Country (Spain) When return orders are more than just a deportation receipt: Transit migration, administrative documents and assistance centres.

Benedetta Zocchi, Queen Mary University (United Kingdom) Double Containment, Double Escape: Diffusing Bordering Practices in the Bosnian Canton of Una Sana (online)

Irene Pons, University of Florida (United States) Emergent places of detention and containment of migrants: Matamoros, Mexico

16.20 – 16.45 Coffee break

16.45– 17.45 Room 1

LECTURE 2 Chair: Ana Ballesteros Pena, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Martina Tazzioli, Goldsmiths, University of London (United Kingdom) Confining by choking and the withholding of time: asylum seekers’ counter-discourses in Greek refugee camps

17.45 – 18.30 Room 1 FILM SCREENINGS:

A Break for Impact (Irene Pons and Christine Kane, 2021)

Digital confinement (Carolina Sánchez Boe, 2022)

Friday September, 2

9.30 – 10.30 Room 1

LECTURE 3 Chair: Cristina Fernández Bessa, University of A Coruña, Spain

Sanja Milivojevic, University of Bristol (United Kingdom) Technology and detention of non-citizens

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-12.15 Room 1

SESSION 4.A Chair: Kelly Hannah-Moffat, University of Toronto, Canada

Carolina Sánchez Boe, Aarhus University (Denmark) Landscapes of Digital Detention: changes and continuities in the deployment of electronic monitoring as “alternatives to detention” in the USA.

Justin Iverson, University of Nevada (United States) Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Immigrant Detention Systems

Liz Bradley and Hillary Farber, University of Pennsylvania (United States) Credibility assessments in humanitarian protection cases adjudicated by video.

11.00-12.15 Room 2

SESSION 4.B Chair: Ulla Berg, Rutgers University, United States

Ludek Stavinoha, University of East Anglia (United Kingdom) Unruly subjects: Everyday arts of resistance in the Aegean hotspots

Anne Neylon, University of Liverpool (United Kingdom) Napier Barracks: Spectacles of Deterrence and Ripples of Criminalisation

Cecilia Isabel Vasquez, UC Davis Global Migration Center (United States) Emergent Community Responses to Adelanto Detention Facility

12.20- 13.35 Room 1

SESSION 5.A Chair: Molly Joeck, University of British Columbia, Canada

Emmanuel Maravanyika, Witwatersrand University (South Africa)Practices of detention, containment and exclusion: Exclusionary practices against migrants in parole processes by the South African Department of Correctional Services

Dale Ballucci & Sam Ghebrai, Western University (Canada) Rationalizing Crimmigration: Examining Canada’s Use of Correctional Facilities as Immigration Holding Centres

Amy (Ji Yon) Choi, University of Toronto (Canada) The Public Complaints and Review Commission (PCRC): A Solution to Oversight or Risk of Capture? (online)

12.20- 13.35 Room 2

SESSION 5.B Chair: Patricia Faraldo, University of A Coruña, Spain

Mirian Giovanna Martinez-Aranda, University of California, Davis (United States) Precarious Legal Patchworking: Detained Immigrants’ Access to Justice

Ingrid Eagly, University of California, Los Angeles (United States) The Perils of Detained Immigration Adjudication

Stephanie Peng, University of California, Berkeley (United States) Politics of Asylum: The Role of Partisanship in the Asylum Decision of Immigration Judges

13.35-14.30 Lunch

14.30-15.45 Room 1

SESSION 6.A Chair: Cristina Fernández Bessa, University of A Coruña

Andriani Fili, University of Oxford (United Kingdom) Silences and complicities between state and non-state actors in the Greek immigration detention system

Witold Klaus, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland) Detention and its alleged alternatives in Poland

Deirdre Conlon, University of Leeds (United Kingdom) and Nancy Hiemstra, Stony Brook University, NY (U.S.) Sick economies: Scrutinizing change, malleability, and the enduring presence of U.S. immigration detention (online)

14.30-15.45 Room 2

SESSION 6.B Chair: José A. Brandariz, University of A Coruña, Spain

Simon Wallace, Osgoode Hall Law School (Canada) An empirical study of ‘danger to the public’ immigration detentions in Canada (summer 2021) (online)

Natalia Torres, University of Vigo (Spain) Understanding crimmigration practices in Spain: “preventive internment” of immigrants as a manifestation of ius puniendi

Lorena Avila, Rutgers University (United States) Latino until proven innocent: The mark of criminal history in bond hearings in U.S. Immigration Courts

15:45-16:15 Coffee Break

16.15-17.30 Room 1

SESSION 7.A Chair: Silvia Rodríguez López, University of A Coruña, Spain

Lauren Heidbrink, California State University (United States) From Detention to abolition: The care of unaccompanied children in the United States.

Dale Ballucci, Western University (Canada) "Where’s the Protection? Investigating the Potential for ‘Crimmigration’ of Refugee Children

Mercedes Valadez, California State University (United States) Zero-Tolerance at the U.S. Border: Understanding the Impact and Consequences of Family Separation (online)

16.15-17.30 Room 2

SESSION 7.B Chair: Ana Ballesteros Pena, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Francesca Esposito, Westminster University of London (United Kingdom) Gendered Violence and Immigration Detention

Lorena Rivas, Griffith University (Australia) A Safe Haven? Women’s Experiences of Violence in Australian Immigration Detention

Sharry Aiken & Stephanie J. Silverman, Queen’s University (Canada) Immigration Detention and the Imperative of Abolition (online)

17.30-17.45 Room 1 Final remarks and future plans

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