IMISCOE PHD School: Migration, Racism, Discrimination (Belgium)

Study Abroad2023 IMISCOE PhD School: Critical Reflections on Migration Studies, Racism and Discrimination, 24-28 April 2023, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium (on-site). Deadline: 8 January 2023.

Migration studies has, for long, largely ignored the study of racism. Recent calls for the decolonization of the university and Black Lives Matter 2020 led to the gradual entry of the study of race, racism and colonialism into the migration studies field. Whilst developed apart in the past, mainstream migration studies and race critical studies (from postcolonial, to decolonial, to critical race studies, Black studies and more) are slowly starting to dialogue. This IMISCOE PhD school aims at bringing together PhD researchers with experienced scholars, activists, practitioners, and artists to explore how the more mainstream social sciences on migration, racism and discrimination and race critical studies can learn from each other and (im)possibly integrate, and how we can contribute to more racial justice.

Event organized by: Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM, Université de Liège), Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR, Ghent University), & The Network on Migration and Global Mobility (University of Antwerp).

International Virtual Exchanges

Intercultural Pedagogy

D’Agostino, Susan. (2022, August 31). Virtual exchanges promote equity in global learning. Inside Higher Education.

This article describes a virtual exchange project between students in the USA coordinated with students from Iraq on the topic of the United Nations’ sustainability goals. They examined sustainability challenges in their respective communities, working together both synchronously and asynchronously. Then they worked together on solving a single applied problem.

The most common virtual exchange programs focus on intercultural dialogue and peace building; science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and global or international affairs…

Study abroad programs often target students who have adequate financial support to cover the costs, and so are not as often accessible to students who do not. Virtual exchanges bypass that difficulty, while still providing much of the cultural exchange and learning. As study abroad programs were substantially curtailed due to the pandemic, this is also a good way to maintain international connections when travel is limited.

The program supporting this particular example is the Stevens Initiative, “a U.S. government–funded initiative administered by the Aspen Institute that works to expand virtual exchange options to regions of the world where U.S. students have not studied abroad in large numbers, including in the Middle East and North Africa.”

Institute for Study Abroad: Multiple Positions (UK, Argentina)

“Job Institute for Study Abroad (IFSA), (organization is based in Indiana, USA, but some positions are based in other countries). Deadlines vary by position.

  • Director, England and Wales Programmes (based in London; deadline: 22 November 2022)

    The Director of England and Wales Programmes is responsible for the development and leadership of all IFSA sites in England and Wales including the following: inspiring a commitment to first in class customer service for partners and students; ensuring high-quality programming that support student learning and satisfaction outcomes; delivering business results through creative and intentional programme design to support student learning; diversifying the program offering to meet market needs; leading team’s day-to-day programme administration; and growing relationships with host universities, industry, and other partners with a goal of increased enrollment.

  • Director, Argentina (based in Buenos Aires; deadline: open until filled)

    The Director is responsible for the strategic development and leadership including delivering results through creative and intentional program design to support student learning; leading team’s day-to-day program administration; and growing relationships with host universities, industry, and other partners with a goal of increased enrollment and delivery of high-quality programs that support student learning and satisfaction outcomes.

IFSA (Institute for Study Abroad), a US-based nonprofit organization, creates global learning environments to help students gather the critical perspectives, knowledge, and skills essential for future success. Other positions available here.

NC State U: Multiple positions (USA)

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North Carolina State University is advertising two very different positions, one faculty and one administrative, Raleigh, NC, USA. Deadline: both are open until filled (both posted 1 August 2022).

1.Assistant Professor of Communication and Race

The Department of Communication seeks applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position of Communication and Race beginning August 16, 2023. They welcome applications from candidates who can contribute to the Department’s curricular domains: interpersonal communication, organizational communication, rhetoric, media studies, public relations, media production, and science, health, environment, and risk communication. The successful candidate will teach COM 417, Communication and Race, and they especially welcome applicants from candidates whose teaching and research interests may include (but are not limited to) the following: black digital humanities, environmental humanities, BIPOC digital media and culture (including PR and media production), social movements and counterpublics, international/intercultural communication, and/or anti-colonial, decolonial and postcolonial theories and methods.

2. Assistant Director of Advising and DEI

This Assistant Director of Advising and DEI is an integral part of the Study Abroad Office leadership team and is vital to ensuring that study abroad is accessible and inclusive for the entire NC State student population. This role is responsible for directing student advising, supervising the advising team, leading diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic initiatives, and strategic management of exchange, direct enroll programs, and summer partner programs.

Institute for Study Abroad: Sr. Programmes Manager (UK)

“JobSr. Programmes Manager for England and Wales, Institute for Study Abroad, London, UK. Deadline: 15 August 2022.

IFSA (Institute for Study Abroad) is looking for an individual to administer core parts of IFSA study abroad programmes in London and throughout England and Wales. This position is physically based in the IFSA London Centre, working with students and faculty for both student support and program delivery. Responsibilities include supporting academic management of programmes, including the course registration process, appreciative advising, and student learning plan consultations.

IFSA, a US-based nonprofit organization, creates global learning environments to help students gather the critical perspectives, knowledge, and skills essential for future success. IFSA delivers study abroad options in 19 countries and 48 cities around the globe. 

Summer School: Migration & Development (Czech Republic)

Study AbroadSummer School on Migration and Development, Geographic Migration Centre, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic (possibly hybrid), 14-20 August 2022. Deadline: open until all spaces filled.

Geographic Migration Centre, a research institute affiliated with the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development, Faculty of Science, Charles University, Prague, with support of the International Migration Research Network (IMISCOE), has organized Summer School on Migration and Development in Prague, Czechia, 14 – 20 August 2022.

The one-week course will be organized at the Faculty of Science, Charles University, in the heart of the capital city, Prague (Albertov 6). Experienced and respected scholars and practitioners (from international and non-governmental organizations) from various countries will take part in the Summer School while delivering lectures and/or leading seminars, workshops, panel discussions on issues closely related to migration and development issues. These will be put into broader political, economic, sociocultural, demographic, and geographical contexts.

PHD Summer School in Mediterranean Migration Studies (Spain)

Study AbroadPh.D. Summer School in Mediterranean Migration Studies, Pompeu Fabra University, Ciutadella Campus, Barcelona, Spain, June 28-July 3, 2021. Deadline: January 4, 2021.

The main objective of this IMISCOE Summer School is to provide an intensive course promoting Mediterranean Migration Studies, whilst engaging students through multi-dynamic activities including lectures, roundtables, documentary screening as well as PhD. Workshops. Further, multi-disciplinarity, multi-topics, multi-methodologies and multi-sited coverage will be ensured, one important way this will be done is through the inclusion of narratives from the South providing new views, voices, and perspectives.

Who can apply: Ph.D. students in the early stage of their Ph.D., who are still designing their research proposal on Mediterranean Migration.

This is an initiative of the EuroMedMig IMISCOE Regional Network funded by IMISCOE.

Case Studies Japan (Travel Grants to Japan)

Study AbroadCase Studies Japan: Research Trip to Japan for Interdisciplinary Scholars and Graduate Students, Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnerships, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: December 1, 2020.

This initiative offers an opportunity for an interdisciplinary group of faculty members and graduate students at U.S. institutions to travel to Japan and conduct case study field research in the realms of the humanities and social sciences. The goal is to provide participants, especially those who may not be familiar with Japan, with firsthand experiences to gain a deeper understanding of and make connections in Japan that will be useful in their own disciplines after the trip.

Eligibility: U.S. universities, colleges, or institutions with 501(c)3 status. A “Project Director,” who is a faculty member and Japan specialist from the applying institution, should have a PhD or terminal degree in their field and teach Japan-related courses, and must accompany the group on the trip. The group must include at least 5 faculty members and/or students not including the project director. More than half of the participants must not be specialized in Japanese Studies. Participants should primarily be from the applying institution, but those invited from relevant nearby institutions may also be considered.

Northeastern U: Program Manager, Global Experiences (USA)

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Program Manager, Global Experience Office, Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Deadline: open until filled; posted April 7, 2020.

The Global Experience Office (GEO) is a central office of global education at Northeastern University, committed to ensuring that every Northeastern student has an opportunity to engage in intellectually challenging and culturally enriching experiences throughout the world. To achieve this, GEO partners with Northeastern colleges and units to integrate global experiences into their curricula and to enhance their capacity in operating global programs. GEO’s own signature programs are carefully designed and operated to complement students’ on-campus studies, to deepen students’ knowledge of the world and their chosen field of study, develop intercultural and political sensitivity, utilize and strengthen foreign language skills, and help students explore global career options. Through these programs, GEO facilitates global experiences for over 2,700 NU students and 200 additional foreign incoming students.

With supervision from the Associate Director team, the Program Manager is accountable for the day to day oversight of each assigned off-site location, specifically in relation to first-year international programs such as the N.U.in Program, Global Engagement Program, and Global Quest. This role interacts and manages the onsite staff of the N.U.in Program to ensure that all agreements, promises, and other commitments made via contract and other obligations are fulfilled. The Program Manager should have a working knowledge of higher education student life as well as the trends in international education management. This position requires significant interaction with departments, institutions, and individuals both on and off campus in a fast-paced international environment. As such, the Program Manager possess excellent problem solving, communication, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail. Additionally, this position demands a significant amount of patience, flexibility, and initiative.

Massey U Expedition & Internship Program (New Zealand)

Study AbroadMarketing and Communication, National Expedition and Internship Program, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, June 8-July 17, 2020. Deadline: March 16, 2020.

Massey University’s National Expedition and Internship Program is open to undergraduate students from any university wishing to study, travel, and intern in New Zealand for 6 weeks in June-July 2020. The program is organised by the ACEJMC-accredited School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, and it begins with the two week ‘Image and Identity Tour’ which takes students across both Islands to delve into how successful the brands and images of the tourism industry are at capturing the attention of people new to the country and culture.

The tour finishes in the capital city of Wellington where students stay to complete a four week internship working on real world problems relevant to their degrees in Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing, Communication, or related areas.

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