CONF : Intervention de Kathryn Cassidy, “ Everyday bordering in the National Health Service” dans le Séminaire CREC — Mardi 15 Octobre 2019, Institut du Monde Anglophone, Paris

Séminaires CREC 2018-2019 – Centre de Civilisation en Recherches Britanniques

Responsable(s) : M. FEE David

Infos pratiques

  • Horaire : de 16H00 à 18H00
  • Adresse : Institut du Monde Anglophone, 5 Rue de l’École de Médecine – 75006 Paris, salle 12
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Recent immigration legislation in the UK has extended the internal reach of the UK’s border. The intensification of everyday bordering has introduced immigration checks into more and more everyday encounters and required more UK residents than ever before to check the immigration status of others (Yuval-Davis et al, 2019). In this talk, I will begin by exploring what this shift has meant for the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and healthcare workers. I will then move on to demonstrate that the advent of everyday bordering has also, however, opened up new spaces to resist processes and practices of bordering and why healthcare has become a key site for opposition to everyday bordering for a wide range of actors. In particular, I explore how the campaigning work of migrant support organisations and other groups intersects with mundane practices of everyday resistance by workers within the NHS itself.

Kathryn Cassidy is an Associate Professor of Human Geography at Northumbria University. She joined Northumbria in 2013 after three years as a lecturer in the School of Geography at Queen Mary, University of London. She completed her PhD in the Centre for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Birmingham in 2011, having previously studied at the University of Nottingham and University College, London. Between 2013 and 2016, she worked on the EUBorderscapes project, work package nine: ‘Borders, Intersectionality and the Everyday’ led by Nira Yuval-Davis and Georgie Wemyss. From October 2019 to August 2021 she will be a Leverhulme Research Fellow working on a project entitled ‘Dis/b/ordering: disrupting everyday welfare bordering in the UK’. Her publications include the book Bordering (Polity Press, 2019 with Nira Yuval-Davis and Georgie Wemyss), as well as special issues of Political Geography (2018) and Ethnic and Racial Studies (2017). In 2019 she was awarded the BSA/SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence with Nira Yuval-Davis and Georgie Wemyss for their article ‘Everyday Bordering, belonging and the reorientation of British immigration legislation’, published in Sociology in 2018.