L’ICM accueille Maurice Stierl

Maurice Stierl dirige le groupe de recherche « The Produc­tion of Know­ledge on Migra­tion » à l’Ins­titut de Recherche sur les Migra­tions et les Etudes Inter­cul­tu­relles de l’Uni­ver­sité d’Os­na­brück (Alle­magne). Aupa­ra­vant, il était maître de confé­rences en rela­tions inter­na­tio­nales à l’Uni­ver­sité de Shef­field (Angle­terre). Il a égale­ment enseigné à l’uni­ver­sité de Warwick et à l’uni­ver­sité de Cali­fornie, Davis (Etats-Unis). Ses recherches portent sur les luttes migra­toires dans l’Eu­rope contem­po­raine et en Afrique (du Nord) et s’ins­crivent dans les domaines de la socio­logie poli­tique inter­na­tio­nale, de la géogra­phie poli­tique et des études sur la migra­tion, la citoyen­neté et les fron­tières. Son livre Migrant Resis­tance in Contem­po­rary Europe a été publié par Rout­ledge en 2019.

Page person­nelle : https://​www​.imis​.uni​-osna​brueck​.de/​e​n​/​m​e​m​b​e​r​s​_​s​t​a​f​f​/​i​m​i​s​_​m​e​m​b​e​r​s​/​s​t​i​e​r​l​_​m​a​u​r​i​c​e.html

Programme des interventions
Vendredi 3 février 2023 — Invi­ta­tion to a Conver­sa­tion : What about Borders ?


  • 14h00-16h00
  • Salle &.023 du Bâti­ment Recherche Sud, Campus Condorcet, Aubervilliers

Mardi 14 février 2023 —Sémi­naire commun du dépar­te­ment Poli­cy­HO­RAIRE ET LIEU :

  • 14h00-16h00
  • Salle 1.023 du bâti­ment Recherche Sud.

Rebel Spirits at Sea : disrup­ting EUrope’s weapo­ni­sing of time in mari­time migra­tion gover­nance. In August 2020, a 31-meter-long motor yacht formerly owned by French customs autho­ri­ties set sail in the Medi­ter­ra­nean Sea in search of distressed migrants. This article follows the maiden voyage of the Louise Michel, the fastest civil rescue asset to date. Funded by the street artist Banksy and named after a French femi­nist revo­lu­tio­nary, her Search and Rescue opera­tion was meant to prevent both the conti­nuous loss of migrant lives at sea and mass inter­cep­tions to North Africa. With her speed, unpre­ce­dented in the ‘civil fleet’, the acti­vists have sought to disrupt the EUro-Libyan inter­cep­tion regime which has, since 2016, prompted the return of over 100,000 migrants back to Libya. As this article shows, through forms of delay, avoi­dance, and non-assis­tance at sea, EU member states and insti­tu­tions have sought to syste­ma­ti­cally dece­le­rate rescues while acce­le­ra­ting inter­cep­tions, thereby ‘weapo­ni­sing’ time in mari­time migra­tion gover­nance. The article wonders whether the Louise Michel has the poten­tial to recon­fi­gure the tempo­ra­li­ties of migrant capture and rescue in the central Medi­ter­ra­nean Sea.

La confé­rence sera discutée par Arnaud Banos (CNRS, IDEES & fellow de l’ICM) & Camille Martel (U. Havre Normandie, IDEES & fellow de l’ICM).

English version

Maurice Stierl leads the research group “The Produc­tion of Know­ledge on Migra­tion” at the Insti­tute for Migra­tion Research and Inter­cul­tural Studies, Osna­brück Univer­sity (Germany). Before, he was a lecturer in Inter­na­tional Rela­tions at the Univer­sity of Shef­field (England). He has also taught at the Univer­sity of Warwick and the Univer­sity of Cali­fornia, Davis (USA). His research focuses on migra­tion struggles in contem­po­rary Europe and (northern) Africa and is broadly situated in the fields of Inter­na­tional Poli­tical Socio­logy, Poli­tical Geography, and Migra­tion, Citi­zen­ship and Border Studies. His book ‘Migrant Resis­tance in Contem­po­rary Europe’ was publi­shed by Rout­ledge in 2019.