The IMISCOE PhD Network is pleased to invite you to the PhD Activities of the 17th IMISCOE Annual Conference. As this year the 17th IMISCOE Annual Conference will take place online, the IMISCOE PhD Network has organised a series of online activities for the networking and development of PhD students in Migration Studies. These activities are free, will take place on July 1st, from 8.30am to 12.00pm CEST. We welcome all young and future scholars working on migration-related issues, who might be interested in joining, even those who did not register for the conference.
Information for registering are at the end of the article, following the description of the activities.
1) The IMISCOE PhD Network Assembly, July 1st, 8.30-9.15 am CEST
During the PhD assembly, an overview of what the network is about, its history, its blog, and how to get involved will be provided, which is great if you are still not very familiar! Furthermore, the PhD representative of the IMISCOE PhD network, Isabella Trombetta, will discuss the represented work she conducted throughout the year and highlights what has been achieved and future challenges.
2) Parallel Online Discussion Rooms, July 1st, 10am-12pm CEST
The Networking Group of the IMISCOE PhD Network coordinated by Maria Shaidrova has organised four parallel online discussion rooms, during which invited speakers from a variety of universities will share with us their experiences and advice on topics of interests for PhD students in Migration Studies. The format will be that of a discussion, as the name suggests, between moderators and speakers, which will be however opened up for Q&A from the attendees.
ROOM 1: Fieldwork and Ethics - How can we continue field research during and post Covid-19 times?
- Judith Kohlenberger, Vienna University for Economics and Business
- Dr. Willy Sier, University of Antwerp
Moderated by Sandra Morgenstern, University of Amsterdam
ROOM 2: Knowledge Communication - How can we make our research influential and visible? Strategies to share our research with a variety of audiences outside of academia.
- Jacqueline Broadhead, Senior Researcher, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society
- Sara Creta, Marie Curie Research Fellow, Dublin City University
Moderated by Olav Nygård, Linköping University
ROOM 3: Publishing Strategies - How can we publish as emerging scholars?
- Professor Emerita Martha Montero-Sieburth, Amsterdam University College
- Associate Professor Deniz Sert, Özyeğin University
Moderated by Hakan Kilic, Danube University Krems
ROOM 4: Life after the PhD – To be or not to be in academia? What steps shall we take to remain in academia and to leave it?
Moderated by Domiziana Turcatti, University of Oxford
3) Online Teaching Workshop: Challenges in Times of COVID-19 July 1st, 9-10am CEST
The Teaching Group of the IMISCOE PhD Network coordinated by Dorina Dedgjoni has organised a workshop for the discussion of the opportunities and challenges facing PhD candidates who also teach in universities. It is becoming increasingly common for PhD students to teach undergraduate seminars on top of undertaking research – a task that is not always easy to manage. Moreover, PhDs teaching in the area of migration and integration are facing ever greater challenges, as they deal with emotionally charged and highly politicized topics, particularly in the context of refugee and migrant crisis management in Europe. The workshop will look at these challenges in light of the changes brought about by COVID-19 pandemic.
- To register for the IMISCOE PhD Assembly and the Discussion Room, please fill out this form. Closer to the date of the event, you will receive via email the link to join our activities.
- To register for the Online Teaching Workshop, please send an email to
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