Cornelia Goethe Centrum

Nira Yuval-Davis Lecture on October 29

On Monday, October 29 Nira Yuval-Davis will hold a lecture on ‘Everyday Bordering in Postmigrant Societies’ at the invitation of the Cornelia Goethe Center. The lecture will take place from 6 to 8pm in the Renate-von-Metzler Saal (1.801) in the Casino on the Westend Campus.


Nira Yuval-Davis will be examining everyday bordering as a major technology of control of diversity and discourses on diversity in post-migrant societies. Her argument is that everyday bordering has replaced multiculturalism as the hegemonic technology of control in these societies, as a response to the double crisis of governability and governmentality under current neo-liberal globalization. An intersectional dialogical epistemology will be adopted to understand the impact of everyday bordering on migrants and locals alike.

Prof. Nira Yuval-Davis (University of East London)

Nira Yuval-Davis is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London. Her research on intersectionality, gendered nationalisms, racism, citizenship, identity and dialogical epistemology significantly contributed to the development of feminist research. Yuval-Davis is a founder of Women Against Fundamentalism and has been consultant for various UN and human rights organizations. She has received the 2018 award of the International Sociological Association for Excellence in Research and Practice.


On Tuesday, October 30 Nira Yuval-Davis will also give a workshop with GRADE Center Gender on ‘Dialogical Epistemology and Transversal Feminism’. You will find more information about the workshop here.