Citizenship is a legal status conferred by the state that makes non-citizens a new ‘other, a vulnerable category viewed as less than human that Uddin refers to as being treated as “sub-human”. This talk will focus on the state of Rohingyas in Bangladesh and Myanmar, illuminating an intricate relation of statelessness, human rights, and the paradox of “sub-human”.
Speaker Bio: Nasir Uddin is a cultural anthropologist based inBangladesh, and Professor of Anthropology at Chittagong University. His forthcoming book, “The Rohingya:A Case of Subhuman” is due to published by Oxford University Press later this year. He is the co-editor of Deterritorialised Identity and Transborder Movement in South Asia(Springer, 2019).