Earlier this week, IMER organized a PhD relay where PhD candidates from various disciplines and across departments were offered the opportunity to discuss their research and receive feedback from IMER board members. The session aimed at furthering dialogue between senior and junior researchers working on migration.
IMER Board Members and Affiliated Researchers
Members from IMER Junior Scholars Network
- Amany Selim, Department of Sociology, “Political Activism in the Context of Recent Displacement: Exploring Trajectories of Political Engagement among Syrian Activists in Europe. A Case of Two Cities”
- Anders Rubing, SKOK, “Infrastructures of Resilience and Security”
- Ann Cathrin Corrales-Øverlid, Department of Foreign Languages, “A Culinary Quest: Peruvian Women Entrepreneurs in Southern California Negotiating Home and Belonging”
- Cathrine Talleraas, CMI/PRIO, “Institutionalising Transnationalism: The National Welfare System’s Encounter with People who lead Transnational Lives”
- Kari Hagatun, Department of Education,“The Educational Situation for Roma Pupils in Norway: Silenced Narratives on Schooling and Future”
- Joanna Spyra, Department of Archeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion,“Madness as Resistance: Disciplining Sexual Behavior of Jewish Immigrant Women in Argentina in the Interwar Period”
We are indebted to Kari Anne Drangsland, the PhD representative on IMER board, for her efforts in planning and organising the event.
We are grateful to everyone who could attend and participate!
The IMER Junior scholar network is organizing a one day conference for junior scholars working on topics related to international migration & ethnic relations.
The conference will take place at the University of Bergen, on December 6th, 2019.
To read the full call, please click here
To register, please, fill in the online registration form
Torreiro-Casal will describe findings from an online survey developed by UC Davis students using a psychological strength-based perspective. Monica will describe cultural constructs, migration experiences and immigrant’s perceptions on current anti-migrant rhetoric. The rational for using this survey will be discussed as well as the relevance of collecting qualitative data. Further, Monica will describe the current analysis of data and purpose of codifying themes from those narratives. The analysis of these narratives so far has helped to identify immigrant’s strengths and psychological protective factors. These findings contribute to voice counter narratives to the current political climate in the USA.
Lunch will be served on first-come first-served basis.
Dr. Monica Torreiro-Casal holds a PhD in counseling psychology from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Currently, Monica is affiliated with the Chicano/a studies Department at the University of California in Davis where she teaches and researches on mental health-related issues with vulnerable communities. Her research focuses on collecting narratives (survey, interviews, art/media) and conducting qualitative research to document the undocumented narratives of marginalized individuals.
The event is organized by IMER and DIGSSCORE.
For more info, please click here
Time: Tuesday 10th of September 2019, 12.00 – 13.00
Place: The Corner Room, DIGGSCORE, Rosenbergsgaten 35