Dear SVRN members, conference delegates, and supporters, Over the last few weeks, myself and the other 2020 SVRN conference organisers have been keeping a close eye on the developing Covid19 situation as far as it effects the 2020 conference. In addition to monitoring the news and official public health guidelines, we have also been taking … Continue reading Moving the 2020 SVRN Conference Online – Covid19 Response.
Last December was a busy time at the State Violence Research Network. At the time facilitated just by Philip and myself, the 2019 conference CFP had just closed and we were frantically reading abstract submissions and planning out the provisional programme. This month is different. We're just as busy dealing with greater number of abstract … Continue reading SVRN News – Discord, Podcast, Patreon! + 2020 Conference Updates
In this eleventh post for the SVRN blog, Gabriel Funari, a researcher at the Center for the Study of Violence at the University of Sao Paulo, discusses the role of Brazil's heavily militarised police forces in the state-sponsored murder of Brazilian citizens. If you are interested in submitting a blog yourself, please see the instructions … Continue reading SVRN Blog 11 – State Terror and Discursive Violence in Contemporary Brazil, by Gabriel Funari
While the network website and social media has been relatively quiet for the last few months, we have been very busy behind the scenes working on a number of new initiatives, which we are really happy to be able to share with you now! We are going to be releasing information steadily over the next … Continue reading State Violence Research Network News – Expansion, 2020 Conference, and Events!
In this tenth post for the SVRN blog, Mea Aitken, an activist with Kids of Colour, presents an account of the talk she delivered at the 'From the State to the Streets' conference, discussing racist state violence in British educational institutions. If you are interested in submitting a blog yourself, please see the information at … Continue reading SVRN Blog 10 – Racist State Violence in Educational Institutions, by Mea Aitken
In this ninth post for the State Violence Research Network blog, Ximena Osorio Garate, PhD candidate at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, builds on the paper she delivered at the 'From the State to the Streets' conference, discussing the Peruvian state's use of forced sterilization against (particularly indigenous) women under President Fujimori in the mid-to-late 1990s. … Continue reading SVRN Blog 9 – Forced Sterilizations in Peru, or How A Reproductive Technology Becomes a Tool of State Violence, by Ximena Osorio Garate
In this eighth post for the State Violence Research Network blog, Nicole Gipson, PhD candidate in American Studies and History at the University of Manchester, builds on the paper she delivered at the 'From the State to the Streets' conference, discussing homelessness in Washington D.C. If you would like to submit a blog to the … Continue reading SVRN Blog 8 – Beauty and the Beat: Street Homelessness and the Anatomy of Disorder, by Nicole Gipson