Phd. Courses

REMESO Graduate School Course:
Migration and Labour
University of Linköping 10. March – 11. April 2014

This course looks at the barriers to decent work and protected labour standards in the global and European economy. It asks how policy-makers and labour market actors have responded to the challenges posed by migrant workers in securing labour rights in the increasingly insecure world of work. At a theoretical level we discuss unfree labour, circular migration, ‘informalisation’ and precarious work in a global economy and its impact on industrial citizenship. Strategies by labour market actors such as trade unions, labour inspectorates and supra-national governance bodies such as the ILO are explored.

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REMESO Graduate School Course:
Globalization, Migration and Development
University of Linköping 21 April – 23 May, 2014

The course addresses both scientific and policy debates concerning the relation between migration, development and human rights. An issue at the top of the international policy and global governance agenda. The students will explore theoretical issues of migration and development, as well as empirical work in the field. This entails theories of governance, the political economy of migration and development, spatial dimensions of global and regional production chains.

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REMESO Graduate School Course
Introduction to Research Methods in Ethnic and Migration Studies
University of Linköping, 16. September – 18. October 2013

The course provided an introduction to research methods in social sciences as applied in studies on ethnic relations, diversity, discrimination, racism, social inclusion/exclusion and migration. The aim was to develop a critical approach to research methods and to explore solutions to some of the major methodological dilemmas.

REMESO Graduate School Course
Austere Histories: Changing Narratives of Europe’s Colonial Past and Multicultural Present
University of Linköping ,11 November–13 December 2013

The course provides a unique opportunity to explore the new Politics of Austerity together with some of Europe’s best scholars and researchers on the topic. Many European societies have recently turned toward more austerepolitical regimes guided by authoritarian values. What do these changes entail for labour markets, politics andsocial life? In which ways do they change imaginaries of the present and the past?

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REMESO Graduate School Course
Empires & Ethnicities: Critical Problems in Social Theory and History, from Hannah Arendt to Gayatri Spivak
University of Linköping, Spring 2012

The aim of this course is to investigate a series of classical encounters that have shaped Western conceptions of Otherness, ethnicity, and race. Focus is on texts from the latter half of the 20th century.
Starting with Hanna Arendt’s understanding of Imperialism in The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951) and continuing with other classics ending with Gayatri Spivak’s essay ‘Can the Subalterns Speak?”

REMESO Graduate School Course
Theories and Politics of International Migration
University of Linköping, 4 March – 5 April 2012

The course explores theoretical and empirical aspects of international migration, with more specific analyses of various cases. The course sheds light on migration’s multidimensional character—including the issues of migrant incorporation, multiculturalism and integration—and familiarizes students with developments at different levels (e.g. global, regional, national and local), as well as with the important interlinkages between these.

PhD course
Multiculturalism and Nordic Welfare States – welfare state principles, democracy and gender equality
Aalborg University, 21-23 March, 2011

NMR Postgraduate Summer School:
Immigrant Integration and Social Theory
Helsinki, 27. May -3. June 2010