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‘Documenting Violence Against Migrants as Forms of Complex Memorialisation’: A Seminar with Sylvanna Falcón

Wednesday 1 November 2023 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

What are the challenges and questions raised by research on violence against migrants? Sylvanna Falcón of UC Santa Cruz and a UoB visiting scholar will lead a conversation on this subject, drawing on research that has documented hundreds of incidents violence against migrants in Mexico on their way to seek asylum in the United States. In this seminar we shall explore, among other things, the ethical and practical issues surrounding the collection and depiction on migrant violence, what is lost or gained in these processes, whether this form of data constitutes memorialisation and the audience(s) served by this information.

All welcome, no registration required.

Co-organised by the SPAIS Migration Group and MMB.


Sylvanna Falcón is from UC Santa Cruz and is visiting the University of Bristol, hosted by MMB and SPAIS, in the autumn of 2023. A feminist and decolonial scholar, Sylvanna is currently working on human rights witnessing and how publicly available digital information has shifted the terrain of human rights accountability for activists, advocates, lawyers and journalists searching for truth. She wrote the acclaimed book Power Interrupted: Antiracist and Feminist Activism inside the United Nations (2016) and co-edited the volume Precarity and Belonging: Labor, Migration and Noncitizenship (2021).


Wednesday 1 November 2023
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm


Room G4, 3 Priory Road
Bristol, United Kingdom
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