Talk by Fiona McConnell

News item posted on: March 20th, 2011
Challenging the Territorial Trap: The Sovereign Articulations of the Tibetan Government-in-Exile, A Seminar with Dr. Fiona McConnell

Dr. McConnell’s interests lie in the everyday construction of statehood and sovereignty in cases of tenuous territoriality, and intersect with scholarship in political geography, development studies, critical international relations and political anthropology. Located within and between theories of sovereignty, statehood and territory, and issues of transnationalism, diaspora and refugeehood, the focus of her doctoral research was on exile politics and the Tibetan community in India. Her current work extends this research and focuses on issues of the diplomatic practices of unrecognised states, geographies of peace and sovereign futures.

Fiona McConnell is currently an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology at  Newcastle University.

Nau Hall, Room 342, 5:00-6:30pm

Sponsored by the Center for South Asian Studies