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Waiting out the coup: unpacking youth struggles and resistance in Myanmar

MRC Dialogue Series

Speaker

Francesca Chiu, University of East Anglia and University of Copenhagen

Venue

PSC Reading Room, Hedley Bull Centre (130), corner of Garran Road and Liversidge Street, ANU

Date

Friday, 13 May, 2022 - 13:00 to 14:00

This event is part of the 2022 MYANMAR RESEARCH CENTRE (MRC) DIALOGUE SERIES.

In this seminar, Francesca Chiu will present some preliminary findings on how young people have readjusted to their lives in post-coup Myanmar. With the intensified state violence against protestors and dissents, many have had to shift from more outright resistance to more subtle forms. Drawing on existing literature on the politics of waiting, I seek to examine how the coup and its subsequent political chaos have made young people adopt waiting as a survival strategy. I argue that as the revolution against the SAC stretches on, young people are redefining their acts of resistance and refusal in ways that do not fit into the strict binary of pro-democracy or anti-military.

SPEAKER

Francesca Chiu, University of East Anglia and University of Copenhagen

Francesca Chiu is a PhD candidate focused on urban marginality and spatial politics in Myanmar at the University of East Anglia and the University of Copenhagen.

 

CHAIR

Tony Neil, Visiting Fellow, Department of Political and Social Change, ANU

 

VENUE

The dialogues in the series will be held in hybrid mode, ie in-person on the ANU Campus, and virtually on zoom.

  • IN-PERSON: PSC Reading Room, Level 4, Hedley Bull Building #130, Cnr Garran Rd and Liversidge Street, ANU, Acton, 2600 ACT
  • ONLINE: Zoom. Once you register here, you will receive access to the online event page in Eventbrite where you will find the join link for the zoom meeting.

Please select the relevant ticket, in-person or online, according to your preferred attendance mode.

We look forward to seeing you there.

 

For more information on the MRC 2022 Dialogue Series please see the MRC website https://myanmar.anu.edu.au/ or contact the Convenors

- Cecile Medail, cecile.medail@anu.edu.au

- Tony Neil, anthony.neil@anu.edu.au

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