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Dr Maurice Stierl

I am currently an Early Career Fellow at the Insitute of Advanced Study and a part-time teacher of World Politics in the Politics and International Studies department (PAIS) at the University of Warwick. Before commencing my doctoral studies I obtained a BA in European Studies at the University of Maastricht/Netherlands (cum laude, honours) and a MA in International Relations at the University of Warwick (distinction).
 

My Research

My research focuses on the diverse forms of dissent that challenge European Union border and migration governance and policies in manifold ways. I conducted a multi-sited ethnography in different European countries, including Germany, Italy and Greece. Besides migrant and solidarity activist struggles, I am interested in aesthetic and artistic articulations that contribute to strategies of subversion. My research engages Michel Foucault's conceptions of power, resistance, and governance and can more broadly be situated in Critical Security, Migration and Border Studies, (poststructural) International Relations, European Studies, Political Geography, and International Political Sociology.

Publications:

Maurice Stierl, ''No One Is Illegal!' Resistance and the Politics of Discomfort', Globalizations, 9:3 (2012), pp. 425-438.

Maurice Stierl, "No One Is Illegal!' Resistance and the Politics of Discomfort', in Ruth Reitan (ed), Global Movement.
London: Routledge (2012).

Maurice Stierl, Book Review of The Migration Apparatus: Security, Labor, and Policymaking in the European Union by Gregory Feldman (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2012), in International Migration Review, 46:4 (2012), pp. 1016-1018.

Conference Presentations:

- 'Humanitarian Embrace, Biopolitical Abandonment - Two Shipwrecks, Two Stories', presentation given for Warwick Political Geography conference, November 2014

- 'Stuck in Athens: EUrope and its internal Others', presentation given for The Borders of Europe conference, King's College London, July 2014

- 'A Story of Struggle, A Story of EUrope', presentation given for 12th Aberystwyth Lancaster Graduate Colloquium, Warwick, June 2014

- 'A Story of Struggle, A Story of EUrope', presentation given for Authority & Political Technologies 2014: Power in a World of Becoming, Entanglement & Attachment, Warwick, June 2014

- 'Counter-Conduct in Spaces of Resistance', co-authored with Dr Chris Rossdale, presentation given for Democracy in Global Perspective Conference, Oxford University, April 2014

- 'Counter-Conduct in Spaces of Resistance', co-authored with Dr Chris Rossdale, presentation given for ISA Annual Convention, Toronto, March 2014

- 'Violent borderscapes - Greek borders and the EUropean question', presentation given for Politics, Spaces and Imaginations Conference at Warwick University (England), November 2013

- 'Counter-Conduct in Spaces of Resistance', presentation given with Dr Chris Rossdale for Counter-Conduct in Global Politics Conference at Sussex University, September 2013

- 'Silent and Violent Encounters - Migrants and the Mediterranean Sea', presentation given for ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, April 2013

- ''We Are Tired of Sleeping!' The Ethical Struggle of Non-Citizens', presentation given for ISA Annual Convention, San Francisco, April 2013

- 'Scandalising EU Borders - Acts of Resistance as Method', presentation given for Migration and Militant Research Conference at Goldsmith University (England), January 2013

- 'Everyday Migrant Struggles and Activist Solidarity in the EU Border Dispositif', presentation given for New Borderlands or Cosmopolitanism from Below? Conference at Oldenburg University (Germany), December 2012

- 'Resisting EU Border Management? Everyday Migrant Struggles and Activist Solidarity in the EU Migration Dispositif', presentation given for Migrant Struggles, Practices of Citizenship, and Techniques of Bordering Workshop at Goldsmith University (England), November 2012

- 'Among Ghosts - Mobility and Distance in Detention and Bail Hearings', presentation given for Understanding the Migrant Experience Conference at Swansea University (Wales), June 2012

- 'Grieving Lives Lost at Sea', presentation given for Annual Aberystwyth-Lancaster Colloquium at Keele University (England), June 2012  

- 'Resistance and the Politics of Discomfort: A case-study of No One Is Illegal', presentation given for Confronting the Global: Alternatives, Alterity, Solidarity at Warwick University (England), September 2011

Department: Politics and International Studies

Teaching: World Politics (PO131)

Previous Supervisors: Nick Vaughan-Williams and James Brassett

Funding: IAS Early Career Fellowship, Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship

Contact Details: maurice.stierl@gmail.com, m.p.w.stierl@warwick.ac.uk

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Maurice Stierl

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