Workshop: Migrants, Refugees and Global Justice. Comparative Perspectives in Societies of Migration (07.-08.09.2016)

07.09.2016 um 10:00

In this workshop for international PhD students, we seek to generate a multi-disciplinary dialogue about the current discussions on migrants, refugees and global justice with a comparative perspective. The workshop is organized by Gökce Yurdakul, Birgit zur Nieden, Ulrike Hamann and Öndercan Muti in cooperation with the UCLA, Sciences Po Paris and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. It is funded by the International Office of Humboldt University.

We will discuss the conceptual similarities and their respective differences in the light of contemporary politics, which are shaped by the legacies of colonialism and racism as well as the desire to shape new post-conflict and post-migration societies. We will contend inequalities as results of migrations, while aiming to challenge heteronormative and homogenizing categorizations of migrants and refugees in multiple ways. The transatlantic comparative perspective is important to understand transformations of citizenship, migration and refugee policies, differences and ranges of transnationalism, mobility and urban conflict, gender, family, and generational relations by bringing PhD students together to discuss their dissertations. To this end, proposals are invited for the panels dealing with a variety of topics, including:

·      Refugees, border regimes and global justice

·      Body politics, gender inequality and intersectional perspectives,

·      Civil society, social conflict and urban dynamics

·      Racism in post-migrant societies,

·      Immigration, integration and labour market,

·      Families and Post-immigration generations,

·      Migration and memory politics

Interested PhD students from Humboldt University please contact Prof. Dr. Gökce Yurdakul (