Current Themes in Migration Studies

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Doel vak

After completing this course, students are able to:
(1) identify, understand and explain key-developments in ethnographic,
historiographical and legal studies of migration
(2) apply concepts and methodological tools to analyze migration in a
variety of academic disciplines and scholarly genres, i.e. ethnography,
historiography and legal study
(3) evaluate contemporary interdisciplinary approaches and position
themselves within key-debates

Inhoud vak

In this advanced course, students read and discuss recent
key-contributions in the study
of migration. During this intensive course, students learn to approach
migration as an object of study from various disciplinary approaches and
angles. To what extent do migration historians rely on conceptual
insights from the social sciences? How does an ethnographer analyze
cross-border interactions? And in what ways could a legal scholar
benefit from a an anthropological approach? Special attention is given
to recent developments in the field, i.e. diaspora studies, refugee
studies and postcolonial studies. Students participate in weekly expert
seminars on the study of migration, with a migration historian, an
ethnographer and a legal scholar. These are aimed at developing
students’ reading, analytical and general research skills. Students
learn how to assess key-studies in migration studies by writing three
academic reviews and by discussing their findings with fellow students
and an expert in the field. Finally, students write a paper in which
they reflect on what they have learnt about the interdisciplinary
approaches addressed in the seminars, and position themselves within




Written assignments (30%), position paper (70%).

Vereiste voorkennis

This course is only open to students who have completed 'Introduction to
Migration Studies' (term 1).


Definitive reading list will be announced on Canvas.


This course is only open to students who have completed 'Introduction to
Migration Studies' (term 1).

Overige informatie

This course is part of the minor 'Migration Studies'.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_GWBAALG004
Studiepunten 6 EC
Periode P3
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. N.F.F. Karrouche
Examinator dr. N.F.F. Karrouche
Docenten dr. N.F.F. Karrouche

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