Migration in a Global Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Approach
1 November 2016 – 11 July 2017
Convener: Dr. Tamara Caraus, ICUB Visiting Professor
The University of Bucharest Research Institute – Social Sciences Division hosted a weekly Advanced Research Seminar on migration.
The purpose of this seminar was to examine how the scale and nature of the contemporary migration call for a re-shaping both of the political order and of the political and social science. Unlike the standard theories of migration that take rootedness and incorporation in the nation-state as the norm and the migrant practices enacted across state boundaries as the exception, this seminar series aims to go beyond the conceptual limits of the nation state and methodological nationalism, and to approach migration as a global phenomenon, disobeying the national borders and the inter-national state system.
The seminar was designed as an opportunity for interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary discussions between researchers coming from fields such as political philosophy, legal studies, political science, international relations, sociology, economics, anthropology, and others. It offered to the academic staff and research students from the University of Bucharest and other academic and research institutions the possibility to interact on a weekly basis by presenting their work in progress on the topic of migration from a plurality of interdisciplinary perspectives.
The weekly seminars were held on Tuesdays, 17.00 – 19.00. The languages of the Seminar Series were both Romanian and English.
Venue: Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Campus Panduri
7 February 2017 Tamara Caraus, Becoming In/Visible – A Strategy of Migrant Resistance
14 February 2017 Irene Peano, Militant Research in Migration Studies
21 February 2017 Some Notes on Migration and ‘Overtime’ Labor with Cosmin Radu
28 February 2017 Corina Ilea, Mediated Migration
11 April 2017 Migration and Distant Love with Jasmina Al-Qaisi
20 June 2017 Round Table: Is Migration a Security Threat?