Plenary Talk, Roberta Guerrina, University of Granada, 2018 Global Studies Conference
Talking Circle, University of Granada, 2018 Global Studies Conference
Garden Conversation, University of Granada, 2018 Global Studies Conference

Eleventh Global Studies Conference

  • 2018 Special Focus: Subjectivities of Globalization
  • 30-31 July 2018
  • University of Granada, Granada, Spain

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia.

115+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Eleventh Global Studies Conference.

30

Countries represented.

2018 Special Focus: Subjectivities of Globalization

In an early attempt to conceptualize globalization, Roland Robertson (1992: 8) defined it as "the compression of the world and the intensification of the consciousness of the world as a whole”. This classic definition comprises both the material processes associated with globalization and the (inter)subjective dimension of the concept, its place in our collective thought-patterns and its role in how we make sense of the world. However, while the material – economic, political, cultural, environmental etc. – symptoms and implications of globalization have been discussed extensively in what is now an impressive body of literature, the subjective side of the process has not been examined in adequate depth. The 2018 Global Studies Conference aims to fill this research gap by placing its focus on how we increasingly not just act but also think in terms of the world as a whole. The conference will thus revolve around the ideational dimension of globalization as expressed in beliefs, discourses, arguments and narratives about global trends and processes. The questions addressed by this conference concern:

  • The relationship between material practices and ideational dimensions of globalization;
  • Competing analytical approaches to the subjective dynamics of globalization;
  • The historical development of global consciousness, the formation and transmission of global identities and values;
  • The meanings of globalization that circulate in the public sphere, the way how they are mobilized in political debates and the extent to which their mobilization destabilizes established ideologies and worldviews;
  • Origins and nature of contemporary explicitly globally-oriented discourses, ideologies and doctrines;
  • The evolution of the concept of globalization and how its evolving usage has reflected the changing socio-political context.

Conference Chair

Dr. Rafal Soborski

Dr. Rafal Soborski

Associate Professor, International Politics, Richmond, The American International University in London, UK

Dr. Rafal Soborski is an Associate Professor of International Politics at Richmond, The American International University in London. He has taught extensively in areas of global studies and ideology, and has published articles on globalization, ideology, and green political thought. His most recent book is Ideology in a Global Age: Continuity and Change (Palgrave MacMillan, 2013).

Plenary Speakers

The Eleventh Global Studies Conference featured plenary sessions by some of the world's leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Darren J. O’Byrne

Darren J. O’Byrne

Reader in Sociology and Human Rights; Director, Crucible Centre for Human Rights Research, University of Roehampton, London, UK

“Globalization and the Apocalypse”

Roberta Guerrina

Roberta Guerrina

Head, Department of Politics, Reader, University of Surrey, UK

"Rejecting Globalism and "Everything it Stands for"? A Feminist Reading of the Radical Turn in Contemporary European Politics"

Emerging Scholar Awards

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for early career academics. The 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Ruth Saxey-Reese

Ruth Saxey-Reese

Boise State University, USA

Akwasi Boateng

Akwasi Boateng

University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

Jamie Salley

Jamie Salley

Union Institute and University, USA

Joshua Weissman-LaFrance

Joshua Weissman-LaFrance

Suffolk University, USA

Beatriz Lopez

Beatriz Lopez

University of Granada, Spain

Md. Aftab Alam

Md. Aftab Alam

University of Delhi, India

Yash Patel

Yash Patel

Suffolk University, USA

Kaia DeMatteo

Kaia DeMatteo

University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA

Dogachan Dagi

Dogachan Dagi

University of Bremen, Germany

Maria Fornieles

Maria Fornieles

University of Granada, Spain

Rafael Diaz Gaztelu

Rafael Diaz Gaztelu

University of Granada, Spain

Silvia Corral Robles

Silvia Corral Robles

University of Granada, Spain

Andrea Barrientos Soto

Andrea Barrientos Soto

University of Granada, Spain

Regina Asuncion Quero Hermosilla

Regina Asuncion Quero Hermosilla

University of Granada, Spain

Catherine Roy

Catherine Roy

University of Granada, Spain

Early Career Research Award Recipient

Mubashar Hasan

Mubashar Hasan

University of Oslo, Norway

Conference Partner

2018 Organizing Committee

  • José Luis Ortega, University of Granada
  • Raúl Ruiz Cecilia, University of Granada
  • Tatiana Portnova, University of Granada

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

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Lightning Talks

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