Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig)

Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig)

Migration is one of the most pressing and complex issues of the 21st century at a global scale. The Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig) brings together scholars of the Göttingen Campus from six different faculties and the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (MPI MMG). By engaging in interdisciplinary collaboration, pooling diverse methodological approaches, and employing different thematic and regional foci, CeMig is able to develop innovative approaches to the opportunities and challenges posed by migration.

CeMig aims to establish new formats of knowledge transfer in addition to strengthening research and teaching in the area of migration. It endeavours to contribute to public debates and to facilitate the inclusion of stakeholders from civil society, politics, industry and business in the discussion.


Life in Displacement: The Case of Afghanistan

Public Lecture by Prof. Dr. Shahram Khosravi (Social and Cultural Anthropology, Stockholm University)

As part of the CeMig lecture series "Root Causes of Forced Migration: Interdisciplinary insights and political challenges

Time: Thursday, 13. December, 19:00 - 20:30
Venue: VG. 4.102

Shahram Khosravi is a public intellectual and professor at the Department for Social Anthropology at Stockholm University. He has done extensive research on migration, human rights, forced displacement and border politics. Interjecting personal narratives into his ethnographic writing, he often links and connects his experiences with those of others (‘auto-ethnography’). His most recent research projects focus on asylum seekers after deportation from Sweden and undocumented migrants waiting for residence permits in Sweden. As part of the lecture series, he presents empirical findings on life in displacement using the example of Afghanistan.

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Workshop with Prof. Dr. Shahram Khosravi & Prof. Dr. Sabine Hess

Critical Migration Studies and the Current Border Regimes

Time: 12. December 2018, 3 - 6 pm
Venue: KWZ 2.739


This workshop with Prof. Dr. Shahram Khosravi & Prof. Dr. Sabine Hess is designed to initiate exchange about critical migration and border regime studies in the EU and beyond. Doing empirical research on topics like irregular migration, reception policies, border control and the transformations of migration governance, border regimes or humanitarianism you may find yourself struggling with the very recent developments of and within the European border regime. The workshop’s overall idea is to exchange ethnographic insights, methodological questions and analytical challenges regarding current shifts and continuities in the border regimes. By presenting your own research, the workshop offers the opportunity to come to terms with your empirical data. Participants are expected to prepare short input presentations (5-7 min.) on their pressing research questions, methodological challenges or conceptual questions.

Unfortunately, there are no more free places available. If you want to learn more from Prof. Dr. Shahram Khosravi, we invite you to attend his talk in our lecture series (see above).

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Roundtable: (Not) Being Heard: Migration Studies in the Current Debate on Flight and Migration (in German)

CeMig participates in the 4. Night of Science on 26. Januar 2019.

Time: 5:30 - 7pm,
Venue: Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude (ZHG), Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, Raum: ZHG 009

Flucht und Migration sind derzeit die wohl strittigsten Themen – in Politik, Medien und Gesellschaft. Doch was hat die Forschung zur aktuellen Diskussion zu sagen? Zusammen mit Journalistinnen und Journalisten diskutieren Migrationswissenschaftlerinnen und Migrationswissenschaftler, ob sie z.B. in Talkshows (genügend) gehört werden oder ob sie sich angesichts von Fake News und Populismus in den Nachrichten (mehr) Gehör verschaffen müssen.

Further we invite you in cooperation with Migration Matters to learn more about the myths and facts in the current migration debate by watching short videos. We look forward to your visit and to exchange ideas with you!

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