Risk analysis as political. How gender and race matter in the constitution of crisis in EU border management
12:00 - 13:00
In this talk, Saskia Stachowitsch explores how risk analysis in European border security functions as a sense-making security practice that is deeply political. With a focus on the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), she investigates how gender and race matter in constituting the "riskiness" of migrants as well as the notion of "migration crisis". As a contribution to emerging debates on race and racism in security studies, she argues for an intersectional approach that reveals how understandings of crisis are linked to the reproduction of gendered and racialized stereotypes, identities and inequalities.
Saskia Stachowitsch, Scientific Director of the oiip as well as Professor in International Relations and Senior Research Fellow (FWF/Austrian Science Fund, Elise-Richter-Program) at the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna
Rocco Bellanova, post-doctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam (UvA)
ACES event in cooperation with oiip and the University of Vienna.