PPWG Section, “In Search of Radicalism” at BISA 2017

The BISA Conference this year is put together differently — for the first time, it consists of sections organized by the BISA working groups. The PPWG section theme is “In Search of Radicalism” and includes ten not-to-be-missed panels. If you are attending the BISA conference in Brighton this year (June 14-16), you are welcome to come to any and all of the PPWG section panels. Registration for the conference is now open and there is a full conference programme at the BISA website. Here’s a list of the PPWG “In Search of Radicalism” panels:

Panel 12: Wednesday 0900-1030

Roundtable: Radicalism, Resistance, Emancipation

Tahseen Kazi, Georgia Southern University Convenor
Christina Oelgemoller, Loughborough University Chair
Vivienne Jabri, King’s College London  
Louiza Odysseos, University of Sussex  
Stellan Vinthagen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst  
Robbie Shilliam, Queen Mary, University of London  
Helle Malmvig, Danish Institute of International Studies  
Nicholas Michelsen, King’s College London  

 

Panel 29: Wednesday 1330-1500

New Directions and Perspectives for the Study of Resistance: Comic Resistance, Affirmative Biopolitics, Radical Invisibility and Other-regardedness

Nicholas Michelsen, King’s College London  Convener
Chris Rossdale, London School of Economics  Chair
Chris Rossdale, London School of Economics  Discussant
James Brassett, University of Warwick British Comedy and the Politics of Resistance: Alexei Sayle, Ricky Gervais, and Boris Johnson
Lauri Siisiäinen, University of Jyväskylä Resistance and Affirmative Biopolitics: Revisiting Foucault’s Political Toolkit
Elspeth Van Veeren, University of Bristol On Invisibility as Radical Resistance Strategy: Moving Beyond Visual Politics and the ‘Right to Look’
Louiza Odysseos, University of Sussex Other-regardedness as Radical Resistance? Critical Pedagogy and Student Praxis in and against the Neoliberal University

 

Panel 40: Wednesday 1530-1700

Protest, Leadership, Rights: Between Radicalism and its Opposite

Louiza Odysseos, University of Sussex Convener
Tahseen Kazi, Georgia Southern University  Chair
Christina Oelgemoller, Loughborough University  Discussant
Marta Bashovski, University of Victoria Aporias of Authorization: Protest and the Question of Alternatives
Leah Wolfe, Central European University Radical Transformation for whom? Building ‘Futures in the Present’ for/by Greek Anarchists and Refugees in Athens
Tahseen Kazi, Georgia Southern University The Philosopher-King and His Double: A Deleuzian Overturning of Leadership
Louiza Odysseos, University of Sussex Radical Relationality and Performativity on Human Rights? Landscape of Struggle?: Power Relations and Practices of Self-formation

 

Panel 43: Thursday 0900-1030

Roundtable: Pleasure, Desire and Militarism II: Towards a Radical Analytics of Pleasure?

Julia Welland, University of Warwick Convener
Julia Welland, University of Warwick Chair
Tina Managhan, Oxford Brookes University  
Kyle Catto, York University  
Chris Rossdale, London School of Economics  
Aggie Hirst, City, University of London  

 

Panel 61: Thursday 1400-1530

Everyday Resistance in Egypt

Sandra Poggodda, University of Manchester  Convenor
Elisa Wynne-Hughes, Cardiff University  Chair
Andrea Teti, University of Aberdeen  Discussant
Elisa Wynne-Hughes, Cardiff University Self-Governance in Zero-Tolerance Zones: The Spatial Politics of Stop Street Harassment Campaigns in Cairo
Sandra Poggodda, University of Manchester Everyday State Formation in Revolutionary Egypt
Nadim Mirshak, University of Manchester Egyptian Civil Society, Informal Education and Pockets of Resistance: Challenging Authoritarianism in Post-uprisings Egypt
Ahmed Badawi, Free University, Berlin Beyond the Panopticon: The Challenge of Generating Effective Political Agency in Egypt
Nelly Ali, University College London Resistance and Redemption: Street Children’s Search for Recognition and Respect

 

Panel 76: Thursday 1600-1730

What are the Links between Resistance and Social Change?

Stellan Vinthagen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Convenor
Lauri Siisiäinen, University of Jyväskylä Chair
Louiza Odysseos, University of Sussex Discussant
Angela Maye-Banbury, Sheffield Hallam University How Resistance Might Foster Resilience to Adverse Environmental Change
Majken Jul Sörensen, Karlstad University The Power-Resistance Dynamic: How Power is Responding to Challenges
Anton Törnberg, University of Gothenburg The Co-evolution of Social Movements: From Niches to Societal Transitions
Stellan Vinthagen*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst Resistance Studies and Theories of Social Change
Maurice Stierl*, University of California, Davis  

 

Panel 86: Friday 0900-1030

Dilemmas, Compromises and Recuperations in Activist Practice and Contentious Politics: Examining Practices of Anti-Militarism, Anti-Whaling and Youth and Participatory Resistance

Aggie Hirst, City University London, Convener
Tom Houseman, York University, Chair
Stellan Vinthagen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Discussant
Chris Rossdale, London School of Economics Radical Compromises: Negotiating Law and Public Discourse in Anti-Militarism
Georgina Christou, University of Sussex Radicalization of Youth and Radical Community Formation: Exploring the Politics of a Pupils’ Collective in Nicosia, Cyprus
Tania Meriluoto, University of Jyväskylä ‘The will to not be empowered?’ Acts of resistance in Finnish participatory social policy initiatives
Colin Salter, University of Wollongong ‘Whales as Clients?’ Examining the Radicalism of Sea Shepherd’s Non-Violent Direct Action

 

Panel 95: Friday 1100-1230

Thinking Radicalism in International Studies: Philosophical Dialogues, Social Science, and the Intellectual History of Radical Practice

Doerthe Rosenow, Oxford Brookes University Convenor
Karem Nisanciouglu, SOAS, University of London Chair
Karem Nisanciouglu, SOAS, University of London Discussant
Nicholas Michelsen, King’s College London Radical, Radicalised, Radicalism:  An Intellectual History
Tom Houseman, University of York In Search of Positivism’s Lost Object
Aggie Hirst, City University of London Post-Positivism and the Self-Resurrecting Subject
Lara Montesinos Coleman*, University of Sussex Radicalism and the Experiment
Doerthe Rosenow*, Oxford Brookes University  

 

Panel 104: Friday 1330-1500

Radicalism and Radicalisation in ‘Public Space’: Ideological Surveillance, the Digital and the Popcultural

Elisa Wynne-Hughes, Cardiff University Convener
Kyle Grayson, Newcastle University Chair
Kyle Grayson, Newcastle University Discussant
Charlotte Heath-Kelly, University of Warwick In (Desperate) Search of Radicalism: The Post-humanism and Autoimmunity of Prevent in the NHS
P. Stuart Robinson, The Arctic University of Norway Digitalisation, the Historical Imagination and Radical Agency: Occupy London and the Free University
Jacek Drozda, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw The Late-Modern ‘Cursed Soldiers’: How the Anti-Radicalism of the Polish Neoliberal Discourse Gave Birth to the New Right-wing Cultural Hegemony in the Making
Jutta Weldes*, University of Bristol  Street Harassment and Everyday In/Security Strategies in London and Cairo: Inclusions, Exclusions and Possibilities
Karen Desborough*, University of Bristol  
Elisa Wynne-Hughes*, Cardiff University  

 

Panel 115: Friday 15:30-1700

Security, Fear and Humility: Rethinking Radical Intellectual Movements

Christina Oelgemoller. Loughborough University Convener
Christina Oelgemoller, Loughborough University Chair
Nicholas Michelsen, King’s College London Discussant
Zoi I. Vardanika, University of Reading Changing The Way We Think Security: Securitisation as a Radical Transformation of Security Studies
Faiz Sheikh*, University of Hamburg One Fear to Rule Them All? Rethinking Security through non-Western Theory and Practice
Owen D. Thomas*, University of Exeter  
Manu Samnotra, University of Florida Between Humiliation and Humility: The Affective Boundaries of Gandhi’s Rebellious Consciousness
Mederic Martin Maze, University of Paris The Question of the International for the European Radical Left