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Ecotechnics of the Social Panel Discussion Online
Ecotechnics of the Social Panel Discussion Online
Date: Thursday, September 16, 2021
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Online

St. Jerome’s University’s Department of Sociology and Legal Studies invites you to attend  “Ecotechnics of the Social”, taking place online Thursday, September 16th, from 10:30 a.m. -12 Noon. The event features a conversation about themes emerging from a recent publication written by the department’s Assistant Professor, Anastasia Tataryn, PhD, titled Law, Migration and Precarious Labour: Ecotechnics of the Social (Routledge 2021).

Before becoming an SJU faculty member, Tataryn was a Lecturer in Law at the University of Liverpool, and held positions at the Warwick Law School, University of Warwick, UK, and at the School of Law - Birkbeck, University of London. Her research interrogates the limits of legal frameworks by deeply questioning the foundations, and categories of modern law and legal subjectivity. In her most recent book, she provides a radical new approach to labour migration and challenges the prevailing legal and political construction of the figure of the irregular migrant labourer, while at the same time reimagining this irregularity as the basis of an alternative, post-capitalist, sociality. The publication draws on the work of contemporary philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy, and his term “ecotechnics”, in order to examine how economic, political, and juridical norms deny the full legal status of certain people who are deemed irregular.

Joining the conversation with Tataryn on September 16th will be Cristina Vanin, PhD, Patricia Tuitt, and Elena Loizidou, PhD. Vanin is an Associate Professor in SJU’s Department of Religious Studies, and is an expert in ecology, ethics, theology, and women and Christianity. Her major research interests are focused on the role that theology can have in helping us respond adequately to the ecological crisis. Tuitt is a legal academic working within the field of postcolonial studies, and formerly Professor and Dean of the School of Law - Birkbeck, University of London. She now curates an online resource (patriciatuitt.com), consisting of academic articles, book reviews and blog posts. Loizidou is Reader in Law and Political Theory at the School of Law – Birbeck, University of London. Her research interests range from anarchism and political theory to theories of gender and sexuality, law, and culture.

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Elena Loizidou's, PhD publications include Disobedience: Concept and Practice,(Editor | Routledge, 2013); Judith Butler: Ethics, Law, Politics (Routledge, 2007); “What is Law?” in The Anarchist Imagination: Anarchism Encounters the Humanities and the Social Sciences (Routledge, 2019); “Law, Love and Anarchism” in Law and Philosophy: Critical Intersections(Rowman & Littlefield, 2018); “Sequences of Law and The Body” in Routledge Handbook of Law and Theory(Routledge, 2018); and “Dreams and The Political Subject” in Vulnerability in Resistance (Duke University Press, 2016); “A Parallel Art of Living’’, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020), “Dance, Anarchism and Mutual Aid” and “ From Exchange to Freedom, No Guarantees” (Bloomsbury Press, 2021) . Her new book Anarchism an art of Living with Law is forthcoming (Routledge, 2022). She is on the editorial board of Law and Critique.

Anastasia Tataryn's, PhD research studies labour and employment law, immigration law and national citizenship, and resistance. Anastasia’s research draws on de-coloniality, anarchist thought, feminist theories and post-structuralist approaches to law. Her most recent project explores ideas of home, sovereignty, ecology, and place. She holds a PhD in Law from Birkbeck, University of London, an LLM from Osgoode Hall Law School, an MA in History from York University, and a BA from the University of Saskatchewan. She has published widely in journals including Law and Critique, Law Culture and the Humanities, Comparative Law Review.  Law, Migration and Precarious Labour: Ecotechnics of the Social is her first monograph. anastaziyatataryn.net

Patricia Tuitt's publications include the monographs, False Images: Law’s Construction of the Refugee (1996) and Race, Law, Resistance (2004). She is co-editor of Critical Beings: Law, Nation and the Global Legal Subject (2004) and Crime Fiction and the Law (2016). Recent published articles include Walter Benjamin, Race and the Critique of Rights (2019) and European Empires in Conflict: The Brexit Years (2020). Patricia is a member of the Policy Council of Liberty, the Editorial Committee of Feminist Legal Studies and the Board of Global Research Network (GRN).

Cristina Vanin's, PhD major research interests are focused on the role that theology can have in helping us respond adequately to the ecological crisis. In this she has been influenced by the thought of Passionist priest, Thomas Berry, and Canadian Jesuit, Bernard Lonergan. Recent publications include: “Ecological Conversion, Healing, and the Integral Ecology of Laudato Si’,” in Everything is Interconnected: Towards a Globalization with a Human Face and An Integral Ecology. Edited by Joseph Ogbonnaya and Lucas Briola, 2019: 199-214; “Ecological Transformation through Attentiveness and Intimacy,” in Encountering Earth: Thinking Theologically With a More-Than-Human World, Edited by Trevor Bechtel, Matthew Eaton, and Timothy Harvie, 2018: 178-189; “Care and Compassion: The Need for an Integral Ecology,” in Ecotheology and Nonhuman Ethics in Society: A Community of Compassion, Edited by Melissa J. Brotton, Lexington Books, 2017: 179-195; and “Ecological Conversion: What Does It Mean?” in Theological Studies 2016, Vol. 77 (2): 328-352, co-written with Neil Ormerod.