Dear all, Everyone at the SVRN hopes you, your families, your communities, and your networks have been as safe as possible during this period of pandemic. Any words we say here aren't enough, especially in light of the hugely escalating state violence across the world, but know our thoughts (and hopefully our actions) are with … Continue reading SVRN Update – Post-conference thanks and future plans
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.
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
In this seventh post for the State Violence Research Network blog, Jessica White, history PhD Candidate at the University of Manchester, discusses public commemoration of council housing tragedies (or the lack thereof), particularly in relation to the Grenfell Tower disaster. Jessica is also presenting at the 'From the State to the Streets' conference, being held … Continue reading SVRN Blog 7 – Collective Amnesia/Collective Remembrance: Grenfell and the forgotten disasters of social housing, by Jessica White
In this sixth post for the SVRN blog, Tania Shew, President's Doctoral Award-funded PhD Candidate in the Department of History at the University of Manchester, focuses on the engagements with and expectation of state violence in the militant Suffragette movement. For info on how to submit a blog to the SVRN yourself, and for info … Continue reading SVRN Blog 6 – ‘Enfranchisement would be proffered them on bended knee’: State Violence, Accessibility, and The Militant Suffragettes, by Tania Shew
In this fifth post for the State Violence Research Network blog, Dr Carly Speed, from Liverpool John Moores University, discusses the issues of contentious deaths during psychiatric detention. Carly will be discussing this at the 'From the State to the Streets' conference, being held between April 10th and 12th. For information on how to register … Continue reading SVRN Blog 5 – Unsilencing the Silence: Critically Examining Deaths in Psychiatric Detention, by Dr Carly Speed