“Migration and Cultural Diversity" program: Annual doctoral seminar

25/03/2024 15:18 - 26/03/2024 15:18

The fourteenth edition of the annual doctoral seminar of the EDTSS program "Migration & Cultural Diversity" will take place this year at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain) on March 25 and 26, 2024, in collaboration with the University of Liège.

Thematic Doctoral School in Social Sciences of the French Community of Belgium (EDTSS) -  CALL FOR PAPERS (by December 20, 2023)

The fourteenth edition of the annual doctoral seminar of the EDTSS program "Migration & Cultural Diversity" will take place this year at the University of Louvain (UCLouvain), in Belgium, on March 25 and 26, 2024.

Theme: Papers on any issue related to the field of research can be accepted. 

For whom? This call for papers is open to all doctoral students and young researchers interested in the field of migration and post-migration studies and/or theories of integration (social and cultural diversity in contemporary societies). It concerns both young researchers enrolled at EDTSS, and doctoral students attached to other doctoral schools in the French Community or elsewhere. 

Objectives of the seminar: 

1) This seminar provides a forum for exchange and discussion with experts in the field. For this edition, the two keynotes are: 

- Dr. Mustapha El Miri, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Aix-Marseille (LEST/UMR), who will give the lecture "Pour une dénationalisation des catégories des études migratoires". 

- Prof. Vanessa Grotti, Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Bologna, who will give the lecture "Infrastructures of Neglect: Border Works, Gender and Exceptionalism in Reproductive Governance on Europe's Periphery". 

2) The seminar provides an opportunity for doctoral students and young researchers from various social science disciplines (sociology, anthropology, political science, demography, development studies etc.) to present and discuss the state of progress of their research (research problematic/puzzle, methodology, first results, theoretical discussion...), reflexively positioning themselves in relation to contemporary theoretical and methodological debates. 

Working method: 

Accepted papers will be grouped into workshops with a certain coherence (thematic, theoretical, geographical, or other). Each paper presentation, in French or English, will last 15 minutes and will be the subject of a critical discussion prepared by a specialist (professor or senior researcher, not a member of the thesis or post-doctoral research committee). Priority will be given to researchers in the same discipline as the (post)doctoral student. 

Researchers interested to participate are invited to submit a one-page summary of their paper by December 20, 2023. A full written text (approx. 10 pages) will be requested by February 25, 2024, and forwarded to the discussant assigned to you. The abstract and full text may be written in French or English. 

Local organizing committee: Laura Merla, Anna Simola, Josué Begu, Fabrice Dhume, MarieLaurence Flahaux, Françoise Romaine Kwizerimana, Jacinthe Mazzocchetti, Giacomo Orsini, Bruno Schoumaker, Marie Verhoeven & Natacha Zimmer (UCLouvain) 

In collaboration with: Hassan Bousetta (ULiège), Asuncion Fresnoza-Flot (ULB), Jean-Michel Lafleur (ULiège), Marco Martiniello (ULiège), Carla Mascia (ULB), Elsa Mescoli (ULiège), Andrea Rea (ULB), Antoine Roblain (ULB) 

Contact and submission of proposals: Marina Kyndt (marina.kyndt@uclouvain.be)

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