To celebrate the award of the BISA IPMRD 2020 Annual Book Prize, Dr Ċetta Mainwaring (University of Glasgow) will be speaking live about her book At Europe’s Edge: Migration and Crisis in the Mediterranean (New York, Oxford University Press).
The book jury described ‘At Europe’s Edge’ as “an impressively comprehensive and polished piece of work, addressing discourses, policy and security in relation to migration in the Mediterranean” in which “the author does not only centre migrant voices, but skilfully brings her interlocutors to life, by capturing in a few words their character, background or the impression that encounter left on her”.
Ċetta Mainwaring will be joined by Prof Alison Mountz (Wilfrid Laurier University) and Prof Vicki Squire (University of Warwick) who will act as discussants. This will be followed by a Q&A session. The event will be chaired by Dr Myriam Fotou (University of Leicester), jury member of the 2020 Annual Book Prize.
Please join us to find out more about why the EU prioritizes the fortification of its external borders; why migrants nevertheless continue to cross the Mediterranean and to die at sea; and how EU member states on the southern periphery respond to their new role as migration gatekeepers.