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About Nira Yuval-Davis

Professor Nira Yuval-Davis is the Director of the research centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging at the University of East London and the leader of WP9 on intersectional everyday bordering of the EUBorderscapes research project.

Articles by Nira Yuval-Davis

This week's editor

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Changing the racialized ‘common sense’ of everyday bordering

The out-sourcing of border-guarding is not (just) going to paid expert agencies but is imposed as part of the unpaid daily citizenship duties of untrained people in Britain.

Anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms, and the question of Palestine/Israel

Both anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish racisms have played their part in legitimising global clashes. And the Palestine/Israel question has helped to encourage these conflations and racialisations.

Introducing this week’s guest feature – Anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms and Palestine/Israel

Racisms against both Jews and Muslims across the globe are being stimulated by the question of Palestine/Israel in increasingly complex ways. Our guest editors this week, from the University of East London’s Centre for research on Migration, Refugees and Belonging, invite you to join an open forum for constructive dialogue.

25 years: women working against fundamentalism in the UK

In 1989 women of many faiths and none formed a collective in London to work at the interface of feminism and anti-racism, in struggles against both religious fundamentalism and the excesses of neo-liberalism. They told Deniz Kandiyoti the story of Women against Fundamentalism.

Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia or racism? Anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim racisms and the question of Palestine/Israel

Both anti-Muslim and anti-Jewish racisms have become part of daily ‘common sense’ constructions everywhere in time of global crisis, expressing insecurity and hostility against ‘the Other’, ‘the terrorist’, ‘the usurper’. The Palestine/Israel question has helped to encourage these conflations and racialisations. Conference report.

Symptoms of crisis? Religion and women’s rights in Israel

Women are being increasingly targeted as the accommodation between religious and secular Israelis crumbles, heralding a profound systemic crisis in Israeli society, Nira Yuval-Davis tells Deniz Kandiyoti

The dark side of democracy: autochthony and the radical right

Racialised and forced migrants are the spectre of the 'other' in the autochthonic dream of the 'pure' otherless universe which we must confront. This border-zone is our political as well as our analytical challenge, says Nira Yuval Davis

The binary war

The meaning of the war is often presented in terms of a “clash of civilisations”. But this radical polarisation of the world is an example of the “binary” view that only increases conflict. Even the alternative UN formulation of a “dialogue among civilisations” reinforces the view that civilisations are separate and internally homogenous. What we need is a “dialogical civilisation” which seeks also the shared elements in our value systems.
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