march, 2022

10mar9:00 am- 12:30 pmPostpandemic Care Strikes: Centring Migration & Critical Race perspectives (Premilla Nadasen)

Event Details


The pandemic has both resulted in exacerbating states and corporations’ care washing and heightened public sensibilities to the gendered, classed and racialised divisions of reproductive work. Bringing together activists and academics who have organised, participated and researched care strikes and other forms of mobilisation across three continents, the seminar will shift conversations on the theories and praxis of care strikes and re-imagine what a global postpandemic wave of care strikes could look like.

This virtual symposium seeks to initiate a transnational and cross sectoral conversation about care strikes that centres ‘race’ and migration. We bring social reproduction, critical race theories and migration studies to ask new questions about future care strikes in a (post)pandemic world:

  • How can care strikes tackle the racial divisions of reproductive work?
  • How do migrant and racialised workers’ organising praxis bring to the question of postpandemic care strikes?
  • To what extent does privileging strikes in the informal sector mean other forms of organising-such as mutual aid, community organising, testimonials or labour rights’ reform – are sidelined?
  • What are the possibilities for international and cross sectoral care strikes in a postpandemic world?

This event is part of the Sociological Review Seminar Series and has been funded by the Sociological Review Foundation.


(Thursday) 9:00 am - 12:30 pm