Conceptualizing, Navigating, and Representing the Field in Migration Studies
The aim of this summer school is to examine the field of migration studies with a focus on three key aspects:
(1) reflecting on “migration studies” as a discipline and critically examining the assumptions that underlie the production of knowledge about migrants and migration;
(2) reflecting on the process of migration research fieldwork and of conducting work “in the field” with migrants and other related actors;
(3) critically engaging with the way the field of migration research is represented and exploring possible alternative ways of speaking about and representing migration research.
The course will centre on the concept of the field: how is the field of migration studies produced and bordered? How are are our individual fieldwork experiences framed and navigated? Based on non-traditional, interactive lectures combined with group work sessions and peer-to-peer engagement, the course will focus on problematising how knowledge about and around migration is produced, ‘owned’ and circulated. By the end of the course, participants will gain knowledge of key social and political issues that impact on the study of migration and be able to reflect on these in relation to their field.
· Tuition Fee: 300 EUR (Early Bird fee: 270 EUR)
· Accommodation in CEU Residence Center:
- In single room: 28 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast
- In shared double room: 17 EUR/ night / person - including breakfast
· Estimated living costs: 150 - 200 EUR
The course is generously funded by CEU enabling participation at a low, subsidized tuition cost. As some applicants may have difficulty paying for tuition and/or some of the other associated costs (travel and accommodation), we are able to offer a limited number of tuition fee waivers, and accommodation bursaries. The number of travel stipends is likely to be low and we advise prospective applicants to research other funding possibilities.
Those who wish to apply for financial aid should specify their reasons in the “Personal statement on financial aid” section (Funding page of the application form).
Faculty and Ph.D. students are advised to approach their home departments for travel grants; researchers may have research grants available which can cover their participation, and professionals may turn to their employers to fund their training at SUN.
How to apply
Below is the list of the documents you need to prepare or arrange for submission:
1. Completed online SUN Application Form
2. Full curriculum vitae or resume, including list of publications, if any
Please upload your Curriculum Vitae or resume, including a list of publications, if any.
3. Statement of Purpose
4. A short piece of writing (two pages)
This could be a research proposal or a chapter outline that reflects on your study of migration. For in-depth and genuine engagement with each other’s research endeavors, all course participants and faculty members will familiarise themselves with the research proposals or chapter outlines of other participants.
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