Distinguished Guests Join Tataryn’s Talk about “Ecotechnics of the Social”
St. Jerome’s University’s Department of Sociology and Legal Studies is hosting an event on “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.
“We are excited to have Anastasia engage in this conversation about her book with three distinguished guest speakers,” noted Chair of the Department of Sociology and Legal Studies at SJU, Susan Brophy. “We encourage people to register and to participate in this public event, to learn more about why this book has received such high praise.”
Please register your participation in advance by using the following link. Your registration confirmation email will contain the access information for this event.