REMESO forskarskola


Forskarskolan i migration, etnicitet och samhälle

En central del av REMESO:s verksamhet är att driva en forskarskola med kurser för svenska och internationella doktorander eller master-studenter inom institutets forskningsområdet. The Graduate School in Migration, Ethnicity and Society välkomnar MA- och PhD-studenter antagna vid universitet i Sverige och utomlands. Kurserna är tvärvetenskapliga och öppna för studenter med skilda akademiska bakgrunder. Kurserna ges av forskare från institutet, inklusive internationella gästforskare och särskilt inbjudna gästföreläsare.

Kurserna ges på engelska. 


Kurser Hösten 2017

Introduction to Research Methods in Ethnic and Migration Studies

18 September – 20 October, 2017. On-campus week 02-06 October.
Course Directors: Associate Professor Zoran Slavnic and Postdoc Simone Scarpa, REMESO
Lecturers: Natasha Mauthner, Aberdeen University, Mona Livholts, LiU, Patricia Lorenzoni, LiU, Xolani Tshabalala, LiU, Juta Kawalerowicz, LiU.

This course addresses dilemmas and difficulties that researchers confront when collecting and interpreting data in studies of ethnic relations, ethnic diversity, discrimination, racism, social inclusion/exclusion, and migration. Research methods discussed include quantitative studies on integration and migration, qualitative methods such as discourse analyses, long-term field work, participant observation as well as multi-strategy research. The course addresses the crossdisciplinary and trans-national aspects of research that place extra demands on research methods in data collection, sampling, comparative policy framework analysis, usage of terminology, comparisons of discourses and ideological representations in a sometimes contested and controversial field of inquiry.

Deadline for applications: 18 August 2017

Theories of Ethnicity and Nationalism: Historical and Contemporary Debates

30 October – 1 December. On-campus week, 13–17 November

Course Directors: Professor Peo Hansen and Professor Stefan Jonsson, REMESO
Confirmed Guest Lecturers: Gurminder Bhambra, Professor of Postcolonial and Decolonial Studies, University of Sussex; and Nicholas De Genova, Independent Scholar, Chicago.

This course examines key ideas and concepts underlying both historical and contemporary thinking on ethnicity and nationalism, including questions of national and ethnic identification and mobilization as well as theories on multiculturalism. Drawing on contemporary, historical and comparative examples, the course engages with different understandings of ethnic solidarities, nationhood and citizenship. Students also explore more recent debates on supranationalism, cosmopolitanism, populism and the post-national. Much emphasis is put on the ways in which nation and ethnicity need to be re-thought and re-historicized when confronted with issues of coloniality, postcolonialty, gender and sexuality. Questions of methodology are highlighted, addressing in particular methodological nationalism, methodological Eurocentrism and other forms of tacit methodological assumptions that have influenced research. In this way, the course also aims to stimulate and enhance students’ ability to carry out empirical research.

Deadline for applications: 20 October 2017


General information:

• The courses are offered to postgraduate students (PhD or MA).
• 5 weeks of full-time work for 7,5 ECTS. One intensive week at REMESO, at Linköping University, Campus Norrköping.
• Courses are usually examined by a paper assignment.
• Accommodation is provided for all course participants during on-campus week.

For information and application form, se links on this page and/or contact:
Graduate School Coordinators Branka Likic-Brboric