2022 CATference Roundtable event

Jun 27th, 2022

Please join us for the 2022 CATference IJURR Roundtable on 28th June at 17.00-18.30 (CEST). The event will take place at Eötvös Loránd University, H-1117 Budapest, Pázmány Péter sétány 1C (Room 5).

Subaltern Solidarity in Academia: How Area-based Urban Studies can Build its Strength by Working across Boundaries, Disciplines and Generations? 

Despite the calls to expand the production of theory beyond the Global North, regions that are small, non-Anglophone and relatively resource-poor remain underrepresented in urban theory-making. Yet instead of focusing on structural challenges of area-based urban research, in this session time we’ll use the example of Central and Eastern Europe and strategize how to leverage the features of a small, area-based research community to build strength. Following Fred Moten’s and Stefano Harney’s idea of ‘undercommons,’ we’ll discuss, for example, how the small size of our community and the relatively low degree of professionalization of Eastern European academia can foster transdisciplinary research, as well as combining critical perspectives with the engagement in urban practice.

With panelists: Martha Lampland (Anthropologist, UC San Diego), Abel Polese (Political Scientist, Dublin City University) and Erika Nagy (Geographer, Budapest).

This will be moderated by IJURR Review Editor Joanna Kusiak, who will also give an “Editor’s talk” directly addressing the challenges that Central and Eastern European scholars face when trying to publish in international journals such as IJURR.