Conceptualizing, Navigating, and Representing the Field in Migration Studies
We are happy to announce that the application rounds are open for the CEU Summer University course on migration studies. The course will be held in Budapest (Hungary) between July 1 - July 5, 2019.
- Celine Cantat, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
- Prem Kumar Rajaram, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology/CEU Open Learning Initiative (OLIve),Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Course faculty will include:
- Zsuzsanna Arendas, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
- Olena Fedyuk, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
- Shahram Khosravi, Department of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden
- Vera Messing, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
- Katerina Rozakou, Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam/Department of Anthropology, Panteion University, Athens, Greece
- Zsuzsanna Vidra, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
- Violetta Zentai, Center for Policy Studies, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary
Brief course description
What do we focus on when we undertake ‘migration studies’? Which types of movement and social relations become examined by migration scholars, and which are left out? This is a summer school on the epistemologies, methodologies, politics and ethics of doing ‘migration studies’. The summer school problematises how we approach, make sense of and write about ‘migration’ with a focus on the field - understood as the theoretically defined disciplinary area of ‘migration studies’ as well as the empirical site of migration research.
We invite graduate students and recent postdoctoral faculty working broadly on migration-related topics to apply to the summer school ‘Conceptualizing, Navigating and Representing the Field in Migration Studies’. Participants should have experience of migration fieldwork, or be about to undertake fieldwork.
The school is arranged around three themes.
- ‘Conceptualizing the field’ will explore how the field is bounded and its connections with seemingly distant social and political relations and histories.
- ’Navigating the field’ will look at the methodological, ethical and political issues faced by researchers dealing with often vulnerabilized populations in potentially hostile environments.
- In ‘Representing the field’, we will study the relation between numbers, maps, museums and the media and how we understand and give meaning to ‘migration’. We will also investigate counter-representation practices.
The school follows a participatory pedagogical model centred on participants’ work and experiences.
More information about the course is available on the CEU Summer University website here.
Application deadline: February 14, 2019