Dina Bolokan

Dina Bolokan is a postdoctoral researcher at the Laboratoire d'études des processus sociaux, working on an SNSF project entitled "Men Avoiding or Deserting the Military", which examines the conditions under which men desert or refuse to join the military in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Previously, Bolokan researched and taught at the Economic Geography and Globalisation Research Group at the Institute of Geography at the University of Münster and at the Centre for Gender Studies at the University of Basel, where she completed her PhD in sociology with a dissertation entitled "Everyday Coloniality. The Political Economy of Labour Migration within the Agricultural Sector in Europe". Bolokan's dissertation sheds light on the ways in which an ethnicised/racialised and gendered underclass in agriculture is produced, regulated and controlled within differentiated regimes of im_mobilization, and what the accompanying precarious mode of existence means for workers and their communities.

As an interdisciplinary scholar, Bolokan researches and teaches at the intersection of migration and gender studies, combining macro-perspectives of political economy with an intersectional micro-analysis of the 'everyday'. She is particularly interested in post-Soviet entanglements to explore how coloniality and inter-imperiality shape places, politics, economy, law and intersubjectivity.

Bolokans most recent contributions have been on Postcolonial Masculinities and on Regimes of Im_Mobilization.


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