PhD Program for the IMISCOE Annual Conference

Every year, we are proud to offer our excellent PhD community space to organise and follow interesting workshops. Stay tuned for this year's special PhD programme.

PhD Assembly

Day 1 - Wednesday July 7, 08:00 - 08:45 CEST

Moderators: Sandra Morgenstern and Lucy Hunt

Our Annual PhD Assembly is a platform created for all interested in the activities of the IMISCOE PhD Network. It is the place where young scholars can meet each other, ask questions, and discuss opportunities opened to the PhDs from all over the world. Although we all struggle in our new “online” reality, academia became more inclusive for those scholars who do not have means to travel. The question is how we can learn from this digitalization and creatively bring this inclusiveness forward in the coming years. In the open and honest conversation, we will reflect on benefits of digitalization and think about practical steps to be able keep academia as inclusive as it can be.

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Workshops - Parallel sessions

09:00 - 10:30 PhD activities

Activity 1: Digital Teaching in COVID-19 Times: Practical Experiences

Responsible: Lara Wilhelmine Hoffmann, Souhila Belabbas, Dorina Dedgjoni

Following up last year's discussion, this year's workshop aims to explore further online teaching challenges after one COVID-19-restricted year. The focus will be on a lecturer's online teaching experiences, working on migration studies. This interactive workshop is open to all PhD students who are teaching (or are planning to teach) and facing challenges, particularly in light of the numerous substantial changes brought by the pandemic.

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Activity 2: “Discussion rooms”

Responsible: Hakan Kilic, Sebastian Carlotti, Carolin Mueller, Olav Nygard, Marina Lazeri

This is an informal activity focused on connecting young scholars with more experienced academics creating friendly and comfortable atmosphere. In several “coffee” rooms, PhD students will be able to discuss the following topics:

Room 1. Migration research and migration policymaking: a complicated relationship (Translating migration research to migration policy)

Speakers: Assist. Prof. Dr. Albert Kraler and Univ.-Ass. Leila Hadj-Abdou, Ph.D.

Room 2. Anti-racism in academia

Speakers: Dr. Adrián Groglopo and Dr. Guia Gilardoni

Room 3. Addressing Diversity in Teaching and Education Spaces (Teaching about sensitive topics)

Speakers: Prof. Dr. Parvati Raghuram and Dr. Marisela Montenegro

Room 4. Doing Mindful Work in Migration Research (Sensitive research room)

Speakers: Prof. Emerita Dr. Martha Montero-Sieburth

Please join via the button below and you will be assigned to your preferred room.


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10:30 - 11:45  PhD activities

Responsible: Mariana Rosca, Jorge Cardiel, Tata Todria

Activity 1: "Publishing. How to get published during Ph.D.?"

Speaker: Tatia Chokoraia

In this workshop, we will discuss what is the best way to publish a journal article, reflect on the process of publishing and the  choice of the right journal.

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Activity 2: "Dissertation. How to write a good Ph.D. thesis?"

Speakers: Mahardhika Sjamsoe’oed Sadjad and Roy Huijsmans

Writing a good dissertation is always a struggle. Therefore, we invited two scholars to share their experiences about how to write an excellent doctoral thesis. The activity will take the form of the dialogue between scholars and the audience.

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