Speakers

 

Gabrielle Buvinger-Wild

 

Gabrielle Buvinger-Wild received her BA in analytic philosophy from Portland State University and her MA in continental philosophy from UCD. She is currently working on issues involving statelessness and human rights.

 

The Stateless Body: The Detention Centre as Camp

This paper explores the way in which facilities such as detention centers come into being through the inability of nation states to acknowledge the full humanity of stateless persons. The paper goes on to elucidate the way in which such facilities as the camp and hostels act upon the psychology and physiology of their inhabitants. Given the polarization of citizens and stateless persons, is an ethical response to the suffering of the other feasible? If so, might this ethical response/relationship serve to reframe what it means to be human and to possess ‘human rights’?