Centre for Urban Studies

CUS Masterclass on Violence, exchange relations and sovereignty

By Prof Dr Steffen Jensen (Aalborg University, Copenhagen)

22Oct2018 13:00 - 15:00

Workshop

This masterclass invites PhD candidates and advanced masters students to join Professor Steffen Jensen in exploring interdisciplinary perspectives on violence, citizenship and exchange relations in cities across the world.

What is the relation between violence, exchange relations and citizenship? What role does it play in urban politics and the configuration of power? How do state and non-state actors, including criminals and police, use violence to maintain their position? How does displacement relate to violence? How are gender, class and race inequalities created and reinforced through violent exchange relations? How does violence relate to the citizenship? This masterclass invites PhD candidates and advanced masters students whose research involves such questions to join us in exploring interdisciplinary perspectives on violence, citizenship and exchange relations in cities across the world.

About the lecturer

Steffen Jensen is a Professor at Aalborg University, Copenhagen Campus in the Department of Culture and Global Studies as well as a Senior Researcher at DIGNITY-The Danish Institute Against Torture. He holds a degree in International Development Studies and is specialized in the interdisciplinary study of rural and urban development issues, including those relating to conflict and state and non-state violence, justice, local politics, human rights and issues of inequality. Of particular interest are issues around torture and ill-treatment as well as forms of displacement and stuckness. 

Admission

The masterclass is open to all PhD candidates and advanced masters students whose research connects to the theme. The workshop will take place on Monday October 22nd from 13.00 to 15.00hrs, followed by a public lecture and drinks. To participate in the masterclass, please send an email including a brief bionote and summary of your research and any conceptual or methodological dilemmas you would like to discuss in a 1-page document to Jelke Bosma (j.r.bosma@uva.nl) by October 15th.

The masterclass is organized by Professor Rivke Jaffe in collaboration with the Centre for Urban Studies. Location (at the Roeterseiland Campus) will be announced in advance to participants.

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