The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, University of Khartoum, in collaboration with the Volkswagen Foundation, invites papers for a workshop titled: Identity, Nationality and Citizenship for Southern Sudanese Communities to be held at University of Khartoum, Sudan 4-5 September 2018
South Sudan’s people have experienced centuries of mass dislocation, forced migration, and wartime flight. Despite six decades of struggle for eventual independence, the current crisis has left millions again fleeing their homes or seeking safety and opportunity elsewhere.
The secession of South Sudan from Sudan in 2011 also left many – particularly those living in Sudan – in legal limbo regarding their nationality and rights; but people have also sought creative legal identifications and alternative paperwork across South Sudan’s many borders. While many of South Sudan’s residents have been subject to generations of violence and predation, to legal and de facto statelessness, they have also developed multiple avenues for practical and paper citizenship and other transnational survival tactics. The workshop aims to explore these ideas and practicalities.

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