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Jaan Valsiner

Aalborg University

Prof. Jaan Valsiner is a very experienced migration researcher and cultural psychologist with a consistently developmental axiomatic base to analyse any psychological or social phenomena. He is the founding and current editor (1995) of the Sage journal, Culture & Psychology and has published and edited around 50 books, such as “The guided mind” and has received numerous prices for his outstanding academic work.

Wed July 7, 13:00 - 13:50
Keynote session "We are all migrants" chaired by Birte Nienaber

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Mulki Al-Sharmani

University of Helsinki

Prof. Mulki Al-Sharmani is a trained anthropologist and will share her unique and large experience in the areas of the relationship between Islamic interpretive tradition, modern Muslim family laws, and Muslim gender norms modern diasporas and migrant family life, for which she has received numerous awards.

Fri July 9, 17:45 - 18:30
Keynote session "Islamic Family Law(s) between/Across Borders: Some Reflections" chaired by Elisabeth Boesen

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Dudziro Nhengu

Africa University

Dudziro Nhengu is a governance, gender, peace, security and conflict resolution scholar-practitioner, currently finalizing her PhD in Leadership, Peace and Governance. She has managed a Gender Peace and Security project for UN Women for five years in Zimbabwe. Dudziro has over 15 years’ experience in peacebuilding and mediation programming and management, project monitoring and evaluation, praxis-oriented research, policy analysis, capacity-building of security sector actors and community women in the area of peacebuilding and mediation. She has worked with disadvantaged groups, community women, traditional leaders, youth groups and market women for personal empowerment, resilience-building and community relations transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Thu July 8, 12:30 - 14:00
Semi plenary session "Covid-19 and female migrants: Impacts, risks and the future"

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Marco Martiniello

University of Liège

Prof. Martiniello teaches sociology of migration and ethnic relations. He specializes in migration studies, ethnicity, multiculturalism, racism and citizenship in the EU and in Belgium. His current research focuses on the integration, political participation and mobilization of immigrant minorities through the arts in super-diverse cities.

Thu July 8, 12:30 - 14:00
Semi plenary session with Wiebke Sievers "Studying arts and culture in superdiverse societies: Two complementary approaches"

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Wiebke Sievers

Austrian Academy of Sciences

Prof. Sievers’ research compares migration and culture in Austria and internationally. While her main interest lies in literature, also works on theatre, cultural policies, the financing of culture as well as literary translation and the internationalisation of literature.

Thu July 8, 12:30 - 14:00
Semi plenary session with Marco Martiniello "Studying arts and culture in superdiverse societies: Two complementary approaches"

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Francio Guadeloupe

University of Amsterdam

Social & Cultural Anthropologist by training, Prof. Francio Guadeloupe who is also a senior research fellow at the Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV-KNAW), combines public anthropology with doing ethnographic research. His research looks at how popular understandings of national belonging, ethnic diversity, cultural heritage, religious identity, and mass media constructions of truth, continue to be impacted by colonial racisms and global capital.

Thu July 8, 12:30 - 14:00
Semi plenary session “In Sound we Trust: exploring the role of urban popular culture in forging convivial belonging in the Dutch World”

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Read an interview with Francio Guadeloupe here.