In this talk, Dr Yasmin Gunaratnam (Sociology, Goldsmiths) will draw on narrative and ethnographic research with migrants and refugees who have settled in Britain and are facing the end of their lives. With the help of ideas from postcolonial, feminist, palliative care, crip theory and neuroscience research, she will argue that pain at the end of life for some migrants and refugees is not easily locatable within chrononormative time frames. She will draw upon examples from my British Academy funded 'Case Stories' project on social pain and transnational dying in the UK. The project used stories, poems and visual images to encourage dialogue with care practitioners and diverse audiences.
All welcome. Attendees from outside the University should register in advance by emailing [email protected].