Loving Attachment: Regulating Danish Love Migration (LOVA)
Loving Attachment: Regulating Danish Love Migration (LOVA)
The unfolding European migration crises illustrates the urgent need for new conceptualizations and discursive frameworks to qualify our understandings of how and to what effect different forms of migration are conceptually and politically governed. The LOVA collective research project investigates the ways in which the psychological and juridical concepts of attachment have come to regulate Danish love migration. LOVA is structured around four individual and two collaborative projects, which provide synergic, interdisciplinary perspectives on how the concept of attachment governs love migration. In everyday use, the developmental psychological concept of attachment (‘tilknytning’) denotes an individual’s capacity to form social bonds. Over the past 15 years, however, Danish migration legislation has operationalized the concept of attachment as a means of governing types of migration commonly understood as involving relationships of love: i.e. family reunification, transnational adoption, and transnational migration marriages.
Projektet har i 2016 opnået bevilling fra Det Frie Forskningsråd | Kultur og Kommunikation til DFF-Forskningsprojekt 2.
Activities for project participants
Lektor Mons Bissenbakker (Project leader), Center for kønsstudier, INSS, Københavns Universitet
Affects. Borders. Biopolitics. The Danish context (Presentation).
Affect. Borders. Biopolitics (conference organizer– with Sofie Jeholm. Asta Smedegaard & Lene Myong).
National monogamy and queer orientations: The heteronormative language of family migration policies (Keynote).
At være stuck med kærligheden [On being stuck whith love] (presentation).
The Necropolitics of Public Mourning (presentation).
Democratic participation in society – how to live together? (seminar participant).
Når retsstaten bliver lykkeobjekt, bliver boligpolitikkens racisme usynlig [when the Rule of law becomes the object of happiness the racism of housing policies becomes invisible]. Read more
Dokumenting attachmnet (presentation with Sofie Jeholm).
Workshop: 21. The Affective Biopolitics of Migration (Workshop organizer – with Sofie Jeholm. Asta Smedegaard & Lene Myong).
Visiting researcher, University of Stavanger.
Transforming Identities workshop project 2018-2019 (seminar participant).
Migration and Nation in the Age of Affective Biopolitics (presentation & seminar organizer).
Attachment and kinning: Traces, Archives, Dead Ends – with Silvia Posocco (presentation & seminar organizer).
Vendingen mod tilknytning: Tilknytning som styringspolitisk værktøj for kærlighedsmigration [The turn to attachment. Attachment as a governmentality tool for love migration] (presentation).
Professor Lene Myong, (Senior reasearcher), Nettverk for kjønnsforskning, Institutt for medie- og samfunnsfag, Universitetet i Stavanger
Lene Myong. “The Neutralisation of Adoption Critiques: Transnational Adoption Reforms in Denmark 2012-18”. Open lecture, AFIN RESEARCH GROUP, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, February 14, 2019.
Lene Myong & Ingvill Stuvøy. «(Re)Producing the Scandinavian Welfare State Through Selective Pronatalism”. Paper at the Nordic Gender Studies Conference, Iceland, May 22-25, 2019.
Post.doc. Asta Smedegaard Nielsen, (Post.doc.), Institut for Kultur og Globale Studier, Aalborg Universitet
22-24 May 2019:
Paper presentation and participation in the NORA Conference 2019 ‘Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses and Feminist Politics’, University of Iceland, Reykjavik.
Paper titel: Compassionate Celebritization. Unpacking the 'true feelings' of the Danish people in the media reporting on a deportation case.
21-23 August 2019:
Organiser and paper presentation at the LOVA conference ‘Affects. Borders. Biopolitics.’, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
Paper titel: Compassionate celebritization.
17 October 2019:
Invited speaker at the one-day conference ‘Integration and Dimensions of Belonging’, Lund University, Sweden.
Paper title: Mediated Love: Representations of family reunification and attachment in Danish media.
Ph.d.-stipendiat Sofie Jeholm, (PhD. fellow), Center for kønsstudier, INSS, Københavns Universitet
Udlandsophold hos Senter for kjønnsstudier, Universitetet i Stavanger (UiS).
4. marts - 4. juni 2019.
NORA Conference 2019: Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses & Feminist Politics, University of Iceland.
22.-24. maj 2019.
Deltagelse med paper. Panel: Selection Mechanisms and Border control. Paper: Application Denied: National Attachment as Affective Governmentality.
LOVA-konference: Affects. Borders. Biopolitics.
21.-23. august 2019.
Arrangør + deltagelse med paper. Session: Attachment, Family, and Belonging. Paper: Application Denied: National Attachment as Affective Governmentality.
Feminists at Work: Diversity, Complaint, Institutions - Open lecture by honorary doctor Sara Ahmed.
Deltaget med Asta, d. 17. oktober 2019.
21. aug. - 23. aug. 2019
Affects. Borders. Biopolitics.
18. jan. 2019
Article from LOVA
12. dec. 2018, kl. 13.15-15.00
OPEN SEMINAR: THE NECROPOLITICS OF PUBLIC MOURNING
15. aug. - 17. aug. 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS
22. febr. 2018
13. dec. 2017, kl. 14.00-16.00
Traces, Archives, Dead Ends: Adoption in Guatemala
White Danish Love as Affective Intervention31.12.2019
Documenting Attachment: Affective border control in applications for family reunification31.12.2019
The Affective Biopolitics of Migration13.11.2019
Attachment Required: The Affective Governmentality of Marriage Migration in the Danish Aliens Act 2000–201805.02.2019
The white tent of grief. Racialized conditions of public mourning in Denmark02.01.2019
Forstyrret kærlighed.: Affektiv assimilation som nyt ideal for transnational adoption07.10.2016
Love Without Borders?: White transraciality in Danish migration activism07.10.2016
The Affective Politics of Love: A Discussion of Transraciality and Whiteness in Danish Leftwing Activism25.11.2013
Missing Links of Attachment: Love and Disorder in Danish Debates on Transnational Adoption25.11.2013
Love Will Keep Us Together: Kærlighedens politiske potentialer og problemer i protester mod danske familiesammenføringsregler25.11.2013