Barak Kalir

Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

Barak Kalir

Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam

Biography

Barak Kalir is an Associate Professor at the Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam. He is the co-director of the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies and is currently involved in the H2020 ADMIGOV project: Advancing Alternative Migration Governance.

Barak has recently rounded off an ERC-funded project entitled: The Social Life of State Deportation Regimes, where together with a team of researchers he ethnographically documented and analyzed the views, motivations and practices of state bureaucrats and civil-society actors, directly involved in deportation of illegalized migrants in several countries around the world.

Barak’s full academia.edu profile is here.

Among his recent publications are (open access PDF below):

Departheid: The Draconian Governance of Illegalized Migrants in Western States (2019, Conflict and Society)

Repressive Compassion: Deportation Caseworkers Furnishing an Emotional Comfort Zone in Encounters with Illegalized Migrants (2019, PoLAR: Political and Legal Anthropology Review)

and two special issues:

Nonrecording states: between legibility and looking away (2017, Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology)

Re‐searching access: what do attempts at studying migration control tell us about the state? (2019, Social Anthropology)

All sessions by Barak Kalir

Talks II

14:00-16:00
CAMP - Black Room

Mobilizing the Planet: Panel Discussion

17:00-18:30
CAMP - Black Room