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Call for Papers: BRISMES Annual Conference 2022

Exploring and Contesting the (re)production of coloniality in the Middle East: Borders, Transnationalism, and Resistance | 4-6 July 2022 | MECACS, University of St Andrews

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REMINDER: With exactly two months till the deadline for your submission to the BRISMES 2022 Annual Conference in



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Our theme this year is 'Exploring and Contesting the (re)production of coloniality in the Middle East: Borders, Tra

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