23 October 2019
Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, differences between the East and West of Europe still exist which often disqualify the “Easterners.” Discrepancies are structural and economical, with consequences for doctoral students.

24 September 2019
In the past couple of months, I did fieldwork in Vienna for my PhD project Becoming a Minority, where I also joined a course in Urban Sociology. One of the topics discussed in the course was “Ethnic Villages”; an academic sub-field mainly concerned with...

30 August 2019
As announced at the PhD Assembly at the IMISCOE 2019 Annual Conference in Malmö, the PhD Network is recruiting!

09 July 2019
Looking forward to finally leave the desert heat in the Netherlands, I am excited to join the IMISCOE conference this year.

24 June 2019
In many publications in the field of migration, language is seen as the touchstone of integration. Learning the host country’s language is argued to help develop a sense of belonging and reconstruct ways of life and identities (Esser, 2006).

03 June 2019
This blog hopes to instigate, by means of self-reflection, a conversation on how cinema and migration studies reflect on and give insights to one another. This, in my own experience, happens beyond the way migrant identities are represented on-screen,...

12 April 2019
It is hard to believe. It is almost time and I am waiting in the sweat room with my paranymphs. I am finally going to defend my PhD! I am nervous… And the next thing I know is that I am done, waiting to receive my PhD diploma – the fruit of my hard work...

25 March 2019
Imagine a new colleague in the position of an assistant professor (including research and teaching time) with the ambition to stay in academia. She was assigned quite some teaching tasks, which she wholeheartedly commits to. As she is not familiar with...

26 February 2019
In 2016, I spent one and a half year doing fieldwork in a neighbourhood of the Turkish city Kırşehir. There, I investigated everyday interaction between refugees and local residents. One of the topics that emerged from the field was what I call a desire...

24 January 2019
Reflections from a soon-to-be finished PhD student, and 15 others’ responses to the question: what will you do when you’ve finished your PhD?

PhD Network

The IMISCOE PhD Network aims to strengthen research and network opportunities for doctoral researchers in the field of migration. The Network has several dedicated working groups, each with active members who plan and carry out activities relevant for PhD migration scholars.

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