University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities

Affects. Borders. Biopolitics.

Date and time

Wednesday 21 August 2019 at 17:00 to Friday 30 August 2019 at 23:55

Registration Deadline

Friday 30 August 2019 at 23:55


University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Humanities - NorS
Emil Holms kanal 2
2300 København S


Sofie Jeholm
+45 35 33 51 89

This conference invites researchers from a wide range of disciplines to investigate how and to what effects areas such as nation, migration, borders, belonging, kinship, communities, and diaspora are conceptually and politically governed through affect at a time in which racist and anti-immigration politics are on the rise in many parts of the world. The governance of borders and belonging increasingly occurs through affective forms of biopolitics – be it the politicization of feelings of kinship or the shaping of migration politics in the name of love and fear. In the light of such developments, scholarship on the regulation of social categories and structural inequalities increasingly considers how such categories and structures are organized through affective economies and in relation to emotional ideals. By the same token, scholarship on biopolitical regulation must consider how the macro- and micro-levels of affective governmentality are imbricated in gendered, racialized, and sexualized structures. In other words: How can we conceptualize and analyse the connections between affect, biopolitics, and borders?

Event Location

Organizer Contact Information

Sofie Jeholm
+45 35 33 51 89