Postcoloniality and Forced Migration book launch

A book cover of postcoloniality and forced migration

Event details

Tuesday 13 September 2022


Postcoloniality and Forced Migration is a collection of essays edited by Lucy Mayblin, Martin Lemberg-Pedersen, Sharla Fett, Nina Sahraoui and Eva Magdalena Stambøl.

This powerful book explicates the many ways in which colonial encounters continue to shape forced migration, ever evolving with times and various geographical contexts.

Bringing historians, political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists and criminologists together, the book presents examples of forced migration events and politics ranging from the 18th century to the practices and geopolitics of the present day. These case studies, covering Europe, Africa, North America, Asia and South America, are then put in dialogue with each other to propose new theoretical and real-world agendas for the field.

As the pervasive legacies of colonialism continue to shape global politics, this unprecedented book moves beyond critique, ahistoricity and Eurocentrism in refugee and forced migration studies and establishes postcoloniality and forced migration as an important field of migration research.


Chair: Lucy Mayblin

Introduction: Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

Colonial Continuities and the Commodification of Mobility Policing: French Civipol in West Africa - Eva Magdalena Stambøl and Leonie Jegen

Situating the Coloniality of Encampment and Deportation as a Mode of Mobility Governance: Insights from Ceuta & Melilla, Mayotte and Tanzania - Clayton Boeyink, Nina Sahraoui and Elsa Tyszler

The Long-term Influence of a Short-lived Colony: Postcoloniality and Geopolitics of Energy and Migration Control in Libya - Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn and Martin Lemberg-Pedersen

Slave Trade Refugees and Imperial Agendas: The Resettlement of `Liberated Africans´ into British West Indian Regiments and Liberian Militias, 1808-1860 - Laura Rosanne Adderley and Sharla M. Fett.

Presentations to be followed by Q&A 

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