ETHMIGSURVEYDATA Network Training School (Spain but Online)

EventsInternational Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities’ Survey Data Network Training School, December 17-18, 2020, UAM / Casa de Velázquez, Madrid, Spain (but online). Deadline: October 23, 2020.

Organizers invite applications for participation in the 4th ETHMIGSURVEYDATA network Training School. As part of the COST Action CA16111 “International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities’ Survey Data Network” (ETHMIGSURVEYDATA), the 4th Training School seeks to train a new generation of researchers interested in Ethnic and Migrant Minorities’ (EMM) integration with survey data by offering them the tools to design and analyze survey datasets on ethnic minorities or migrant minorities. The sessions will focus on methodological, conceptual, and ethical issues in designing and analyzing datasets on cross cultural / cross national research. Trainees will be offered guidelines regarding new and innovative ways of post-harmonizing datasets on EMM groups. The Training School will be delivered fully online, given the current public health situation.

Seefar: Project Managers (multiple countries)

“JobProject Managers (multiple), Seefar, Hong Kong. Deadline: September 27, 2020.

Seefar is seeking excellent candidates for multiple Project Manager roles to oversee anticipated new projects globally. You will have demonstrated project management experience in conflict affected developing countries; have thematic experience on, an a strong interest in, migration, modern slavery and / or livelihoods; enjoy working in a high performing team from multiple countries; be someone donors trust; are results focussed; and have complete fluency in English. You can be based anywhere in the world and may have the opportunity to travel (COVID-19 dependent). These are full time-positions.

Seefar is a social enterprise with a mission to work with vulnerable people to build a better future. We specialise in justice, migration and social inclusion. Our expertise is in strategic communications, counselling, consulting, monitoring and evaluation, and research. We work in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, East Africa, North Africa, the Sahel and Europe.

Harvard U: Postdocs in Migration and the Humanities (USA)

PostdocsPostdoctoral Fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities for 2021-22, Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA. Deadline: November 6, 2020.

Migration plays as critical a role in the moral imagination of the humanities as it does in shaping the activist vision of humanitarianism and human rights. Too often, the humanities are summoned merely as witnesses whose primary aesthetic and moral values lie in their illustrative powers of empathy and evocation. Yet the intellectual formation of the humanities—their very conception of the nature of meaning, knowledge, and morals—is deeply resonant with the displacement of values and the revision of norms that shape narratives of migrant lives.

MHC welcomes applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with migration and the humanities. In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings for both academic terms of the fellowship. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers.

 

VID Specialized U: Researcher in Migration/Diversity (Norway)

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Senior Researcher at Centre for Intercultural Communication, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway. Deadline: 10 September 2020.

Centre for Intercultural Communication (SIK) at VID Specialized University in Stavanger, Norway, is looking for a senior researcher in a full-time permanent position within the fields of migration and diversity. The position includes participation in ongoing projects, development and management of new projects, and some supervision and teaching. You will participate in ongoing projects at the Centre. The current project portfolio in the areas of migration and diversity primarily deals with labour market integration among newly arrived refugees and intercultural competence among public service providers. You will initiate and lead major research projects funded by, for example, the Research Council of Norway, the European Research Council (ERC) and/or Horizon Europe. You will be expected to participate in the development of the Centre’s research strategies and encourage research colleagues to develop new and innovative projects that cover a wide range of topics related to migration, diversity and civil society development. Some teaching, supervision of junior researchers and administrative work must be expected. You will be a member of the Migration, Religion and Intercultural Relations (MIGREL) research group at VID. Knowledge of Norwegian will weigh in your favour, but is not a requirement for the position.

 

Migration and Integration Podcasts

PostdocsMatching the earlier list of podcasts relating to diversity and anti-racism, this is a list of podcasts on topics relating to migration and integration around the world.

The Migration Podcast from IMISCOE (International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe, the EU network of 55 organizations)

The field of migration and mobility studies is vast and has grown exponentially over the past decades. At the same time, migration and fears of the foreign dominate public discourse around the world. To make sense of the movement of people, this podcast explores the latest in migration and mobility research globally. Providing a platform for migration scholars to speak about their projects, ideas and insights, The Migration Podcast aims to publicize and render more accessible what happens inside of universities around the world.

Migration Policy Institute Podcasts from MPI

The Migration Policy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank in Washington, DC dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide.

CMS Podcast from Center for Migration Studies

The Center for Migration Studies of New York (CMS) is a think tank and an educational institute devoted to the study of international migration, to the promotion of understanding between immigrants and receiving communities, and to public policies that safeguard the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees and newcomers.

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies Podcasts from SOAS, University of London

Lectures given as part of the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies joint seminar series are now available as podcasts through SOAS Radio. SOAS University of London is the leading Higher Education institution in Europe specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East.

For more ideas on podcasts, see also 5 Great Podcasts About Migration and Social Inclusion.

For related reading, see Key Concepts in Intercultural Dialogue,  #16: Migration, and #15: Cultural Pluralism.

Danube U Krems: PHD Studentships in Migration (Germany)

“Studentships“3 PHD Studentships in Migration-related topics, Faculty of Business and Globalization, Department for Migration and Globalization and Department for E-Governance, Danube University Krems, Germany. Deadline: 26 June 2020.

  • PhD Studentship in Global Governance of Forced Migration
  • PhD Studentship in International Migration and Mobility
  • PhD Studentship in Migration Modelling

    These studentships are part of the interdisciplinary research project “Smart Migration and Asylum Governance (SMAG)”, which aims to contribute to a better understanding of the governance of asylum and migration. This involves research aimed at a better understanding of the effects of migration and asylum policies on cross-border mobilities and mobility choices as well as research focusing on the dynamics of international cooperation in the context of forced displacement. SMAG research evaluates asylum and migration policy options in connection to other societal and political goals.

Ilse Herath-Schugsties Profile

ProfilesIlse Herath-Schugsties is a Psychologist (Friedrich Alexander Universität, Erlangen, Germany) and Psychoanalytical Psychotherapist (Alfred Adler Institut, DGIP) who focuses on Children and Youth.

Ilse Herath-Schugsties

Herath-Schugsties spent her whole working life in Munich. After working in a Social Psychiatric Ambulance and ten years at a Children’s Home for Remedial Education as psychologist and manager, she moved to an institution of Educational Guidance and Counseling in a socially disadvantaged district where she cooperated with different educational institutions, e.g. crèches, kindergartens or schools for more than 25 years.

The rate of migrants is especially high in this part of the city. Very often they are refugees and their families, in part traumatised by war, with different residence status. Due to this it is not unusual to have children from up to thirty different nations in kindergartens and schools, and classes without native speaking Germans. Herath-Schugsties started a successful project in cooperation with some kindergartens to empower the migrant parents, e.g. by reflecting cultural differences in bringing up children and in family life.

Through individual psychological counselling and open courses for intercultural dialogue she spread information using handouts or visual material as the basis, encouraging confidence in intercultural learning and communication to help them adapt to a different way of living.
Media and communication have been important “ingredients” for this project as well as in the rest of her work. Although retired she still works as case supervisor or speaks at parents’ evenings for those multicultural crèches and kindergartens .


Work for CID:
Ilse Herath-Schugsties translated KC35: Media Ecology into German.

OpenLearn Resource: Migration (UK)

Intercultural PedagogyOpenLearn: Exploring how migration changes the places where we live. The Open University, UK, 2018.

Migration has a major impact on local communities, leading to a series of contexts in which intercultural dialogue either occurs, or would be useful if it did occur. This course, prepared by The Open University, integrates multiple short videos discussing relevant matters. It could be usefully followed by an individual interested in the content, or parts of it might be integrated into an existing course.

Full description from the course site:

“In this OpenLearn resource, we have raised the question of how migration changes the places we live in and the communities of people with whom we live. We looked at the ways in which migration can change the everyday sense of belonging and how local authorities, voluntary sector and local communities can work together to create an inclusive narrative. We also looked at how communities and a sense of belonging to a place can be challenged by policies such as the hostile environment, aiming to make life more difficult for undocumented migrants. These policies, we have argued end up challenging a sense of social cohesion by dispersing asylum seekers to places where they might be at risk of hate crime, by uprooting them from their communities through detention, as well as engendering feelings of unbelonging through border checks in everyday situations such as at work, when renting a flat or sending their children to school. On the other hand, these policies also have a detrimental effect on community for those who are not migrants. While they can affect black and ethnic minority citizens in particular by casting doubt on their belonging and requiring them to prove they are not indeed migrant newcomers, they also affect other citizens by requiring everyone to take part in everyday bordering practices, checking the migration status of people who register with the GP or enroll their children in school. Yet, there are also oppositional communities of resistance who build solidarities across the boundary of migrant and non-migrant.”

Researcher in Migration (UK)

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RESEARCHER IN MIGRATION, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford, UK. Deadline: 6 September 2019.

PEAK Urban Researcher position, funded by an UKRI GCRF grant based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford. Candidates who hold a relevant PhD, demonstrate sufficient specialist knowledge, and have appropriate experience are welcome to apply. You must have interesting ideas about how the research questions might be answered. You will have excellent communication skills, competence to work in at least one of the international research partner countries (Colombia, China, India, South Africa), the ability to manage your own academic research and administrative activities, and be able to provide guidance to junior members of the research group and occasionally teach.

PEAK Urban are looking for someone who can address one or more of these research themes: contested migrant rights to the city; migrant strategies in new urban contexts; dynamics of technological change for understanding migrant urbanisms; experimental urban methodologies and new mobilities; the consequences of technological change for migrant networks and emergent urban forms; and the possibilities of comparative urban research. Particularly welcome: researchers with an interest in making a contribution to the following research priority areas: gendered cities and migrant urbanisms; public goods and private lives.

Postdocs/PHD Scholarships: Migration & Democratic Diffusion (Spain)

Postdocs2 Postdoctoral positions in ERC funded project on Migration and Democratic Diffusion, to be based at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. Application deadline: 24 June 2019.

Applications invited for 2 postdoctoral positions in the context of the ERC Consolidator project Migration and Democratic Diffusion: the Impact of Migration on Democratic Practices and Processes in Countries of Origin (MIGRADEMO), led by Eva Østergaard-Nielsen in the Department of Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  Start date: 15 September 2019. Will last up to 3 years.

“Studentships“Two PhD scholarships in ERC funded project on Migration and Democratic Diffusion, to be based at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. Application deadline: 24 June 2019.

Applications also invited for two PhD scholarships in the context of the ERC Consolidator project Migration and Democratic Diffusion: the Impact of Migration on Democratic Practices and Processes in Countries of Origin, led by Eva Østergaard-Nielsen in the Department of Political Science at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Start date: 15 September 2019. Will last up to 3 years.