Asher Goldstein

Asher Goldstein

PhD student

My PhD project explores the indifference underpinning present-day transnational structures of extraction across Canada, Haiti, and South Africa; and the transversal projects of resistance to these forms of imperial plunder.

Extraction, resistance, indifference

I am a PhD student at the Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO). 

Currently, I am working on three projects.

My main focus is my dissertation research, which explores imperial-extractive formations, community resistance, and enrolling domestic and transnational complicity in their realization.

Secondly, I lead a small research project employing two master’s students researching the provision of private security in Sweden, and the transnational experiences of security companies and workers. More information about the project.

Lastly, I am currently compiling research on the practice of nature-based integration programs for migrants and refugees in Canada with a co-author, Amanda Leslie.

Past projects

In my past projects, I’ve explored the potential of aesthetic and decolonial theories for articulating projects of belonging outside us: them exclusionary and assimilatory binaries. Focusing on the contexts of referendums prosecuted on the issue of race and belonging in Veneto/Lombardia and the UK, I present artists Safet Zec and Rizwan Ahmed as critical theorists of belonging in their respective jurisdictions, whose work offers valuable insights into the content of actually-existing difference, which hegemonic narratives seek to suppress and silence.

 
 

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Academic background

  • (current), Ethnic and Migration Studies, Linköping University
  • MA, Ethnic and Migration Studies, Linköping University
  • BA, French, Dalhousie University

Teaching experience

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Research network

Critical Border studies; Secrecy, Power, and Ignorance Research Network (SPIN)

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