Post Graduate Courses at REMESO Spring 2013

Post Graduate Courses for PhD and MA students Linköping University Spring Courses 2013, in cooperation with Nordic Migration Research

Free Course:

Empires & Ethnicities: Critical Problems in Social Theory and History, from Hannah Arendt to Gayatri Spivak (7,5 ECTS)

Beginning date: 11 February, 2013. Deadline for applications: January 31, 2013.  For admission, contact professor Stefan Jonsson (stefan.jonsson@liu.se ). 011–363630.

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?” (1988).  (More info in attachement)

Theories and Politics of International Migration

4 March – 5 April, Intensive week 18-22 March
Course Directors: Associate Professors Peo Hansen and Branka Likic-Brboric
International Guest Lecturer: Gurminder K. Bhambra, Associate Professor of Sociology
and Director of the Social Theory Centre at the University of Warwick

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.

Citizenship, Ethnic Division and Social Exclusion: National and Post-national Perspectives

6 May – 7 June, Intensive week 20-24 May

Course Directors: Associate Professors Magnus Dahlstedt and Anders Neergaard
International Guest Lecturer: TBA

This course aims to engage students in exploring and critically analysing perspectives on citizenship, the interrelations between citizenship and migration, and different models of citizenship—post-national, cosmopolitan, trans-national, etc—beyond and below the level of the nation-state.
Apply:  http://www.isv.liu.se/remeso/remeso-graduate-school

General information:

  • The courses are offered to postgraduate students (preferably PhD students but advanced MA students are also encouraged to apply).
  • Courses comprise 5 weeks of full-time work for 7,5 ECTS. Students spend one intensive week at REMESO, at Linköping University, Campus Norrköping. Courses are usually examined by a paper assignment.
  • There are a few scholarships available for members in Nordic Migration Research and IMER förbundet.

More information www.isv.liu.se/remeso/remeso-graduate-school