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IAS Fellows’ Lecture – Doing Migration Studies with an Accent

November 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Public Lecture by Professor Shahram Khosravi, Stockholm University


In this experimental talk, Professor Shahram Khosravi uses accent not in terms of a linguistic meaning but rather as a position. Accent as verb means to speak forcefully, to emphasize, and to accentuate. Accent means also breaking, a disruption of mainstream language. Accent reveals gaps and cracks in the otherwise imagined intact language, conversation, thinking. Accent as method offers a way to smash what otherwise is imagined as a whole and homogenous and thereby conflicts, contradictions, and disagreements are highlighted. Accented thinking is a response and a reaction to the condition of coloniality that structures the processes of knowledge production. He will focus on the place of accent in knowledge formation in the field of migration studies.

This lecture is free and open to all. Registration is not required to attend in person. 


November 1
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Lindisfarne Centre, St Aidan’s College

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