Celine Cantat

Celine Cantat
Sciences Po Paris | IEP · CERI Centre d'études et de recherches internationales

PhD in Refugee Studies

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Introduction
Postdoctoral researcher and work package coordinator for H2020 Project MAGYC: Migration Governance and Asylum Crises I focus on the way the association between migration and crisis has been built over time and how it affects policies and other responses to mobilities ((humanitarian, solidarity...). Previously, I worked on various configurations of humanitarianism and international solidarity in Europe and the Middle East in relation to forced displacement.
Additional affiliations
August 2017 - October 2019
Central European University
Position
  • Fellow
Description
  • Marie Curie Fellow on project MigSol - Migration Solidarity and Acts of Citizenship along the Balkan route https://cps.ceu.edu/research/migsol
November 2016 - July 2017
Central European University
Position
  • Manager
Description
  • Helped design, implement, report on a full time university preparatory program for refugee students Supervised ca 10 students and 8 teachers
April 2016 - December 2016
Central European University
Position
  • Research Associate
Description
  • Postdoctoral research on civilian responses to mass displacement in Hungary.

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Publications (22)
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This article discusses the experience of migrant self-organised spaces and migration solidarity groups in Serbia (particularly Belgrade) over the last four years. It first looks at how »solidarities in transit« emerged in the country between 2015 and 2018 and analyses the heterogeneous community of actors that came together in order to provide assi...
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This chapter reflects on the possibilities and challenges of using participatory research methods in the production of critical knowledge about migration – including visual knowledge. It first reflects on dominant regimes of representations and on the consolidation of a visual knowledge-power nexus around migration. Against this background, it disc...
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Dans cet article, en nous appuyant sur le cas de la Hongrie, nous proposons de dépasser la lecture morale de la politique migratoire des pays du groupe de Visegrád et d’en analyser les fondements politiques et économiques. En revenant sur le processus d’intégration de ces pays au sein de l’Union européenne, nous montrons en quoi le positionnement a...
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Through a series of empirically and theoretically informed reflections, Opening Up the University offers insights into the process of setting up and running programs that cater to displaced students. Including contributions from educators, administrators, practitioners, and students, this expansive collected volume aims to inspire and question thos...
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In 2015, the mass mobilities of refugees, many from Syria, towards Western Europe, were presented as a crisis threatening the integrity of nation-states. Whilst governments along the so-called ‘Balkan route’ increasingly responded with exclusionary measures, large-scale solidarity movements emerged and played a key role in assisting refugees in the...
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Since the beginning of the Russian offensive on Ukraine on February 24th, over 5 million people have registered for temporary protection programmes and other schemes across Europe. By and large, Ukrainians have been granted access to assistance, and extended legal statuses allowing them to enter and settle in EU Member States. While this unusual ge...
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The European Union funds extensive academic research with the potential to inform humane and effective border policies. Yet evidence-based immigration policy is undermined by the EU’s increasingly repressive border regime. How do we make sense of this contradiction? And which transformations are needed to address it? https://crisismag.net/2020/05/...
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Pour limiter la propagation du coronavirus, la plupart des gouvernements a fermé leurs frontières et multiplié les restrictions de circulation. Un des effets notables de la fermeture des frontières est d’avoir placé nombre d’Européens dans une position - certes temporaire - d’immobilité. Rarement, sauf en temps de guerre, les citoyens européens, do...
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In this chapter, I reflect on the politics of in/visibility that underpin the government of migrants and refugees by Hungarian authorities and assess how they contribute to and authorise an on-going process of disintegration of the already narrow social, political and economic space navigated by migrants and refugees in the country. First, I examin...
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This paper discusses the experience of migrant self-organised spaces and migration solidarity groups in Serbia (particularly Belgrade) between 2015 and 2018. It first looks at how solidarities in a situation of migrants’ fast transiting emerged in the country over 2015 and 2016 and examines their gradual marginalisation by the Serbian government. I...
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While recent years have seen the reassertion of exclusionary, anti-migrant politics and discourses, migrant-led and solidarity struggles contesting migration and border regimes have also risen and gained in visibility. How new are those struggles? What do they mean for our understanding and practice of politics and the political? What possibilities...
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This chapter describes the production of a migration crisis in Hungary and examines the politics it authorizes. After providing context into the emergence of the discourse of crisis in Hungary, the chapter examines the mechanisms used by the Hungarian authorities to keep the crisis alive in spite of the limited number of people receiving asylum in...
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The final chapter of this book concludes by reflecting on the various ways in which new civic actors and practices invite us to rethink protection. The second point may be labelled rethinking humanitarianism and solidarity. The intensive involvement of a range of new actors, including people with activist background and political biographies, in pr...
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This paper sets out to address some of the conceptual and theoretical issues emerging around migrant solidarity and anti-racist initiatives in Greece. Starting from experiences gathered through fieldwork research, it attempts to relate existing scholarship on migration, solidarity and migrants’ activism with embedded situations and debates. As expl...
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This paper reflects on the politics of spectacularisation that underpin the government of migrants and refugees by Hungarian authorities and on the extent to which solidarity initiatives with migrants and refugees can challenge dominant anti-migrant narratives in the country. First, the paper examines the deployment of a ‘border spectacle’ by the...
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Recent mobilities towards Europe have been framed through a discourse of crisis. This discourse presents migratory movements as illegitimate and exceptional, and calls for the deployment of emergency measures in order to restore putative order and normality. In this article, I propose to think of mobilities beyond crisis. First, I challenge the not...
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Being any age, even such a "round number" as 60, is not a virtue but a condition. -- And yet, a large group of my friends have put together a collection now that I passed that numerical hurdle. I am honored and humbled. To reach it, please follow this link: http://polanyiresearchcen.wixsite.com/polanyi/borocz-anniversary or https://www.academia.edu...

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The aim of this project is to explore how refugees and refugee solidarity groups along the “Balkan route” relate to and enact European citizenship. While the project of European citizenship is an unprecedented political development, it has institutionally been modelled upon and reproduces national conceptualizations of citizenship, rights and identity. The research will undertake a comparative analysis of discourses and practices of refugees and pro-refugee volunteers in both EU and non-EU sites, and of the way in which they challenge concepts and institutions of European citizenship derived from national models of membership. It will pay particular attention to the relationship between “movement” and the constitution of new political subjectivities.
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INTEGRIM aims to establish a multi-site network of early stage researchers at eight partner institutions fostering a multidisciplinary research career on International Migration and Integration within the European context (www.integrim.eu).