Conference Programme

Migration and Diasporas

 

Saturday 2nd December – Sunday 3rd December 2017
Vienna, Austria

 

Final Conference Programme

 

 

 

 Saturday 2nd December 2017

 

 

9:00-09:30 Registration

 

09:30-10:00 Welcome and opening remarks

 

10:00-11:15 Introductory Group Discussion – Stories of our Journeys

 

11:15-11:30 Tea and Coffee

 

11:30-12:30

Session 1 – Education

Chair: Andrea Berg

 

Resilience of Humanitarian Entrants to Pursuing Higher Education

Silvia Lozeva and Shamim Samani

 

“We are too old to learn”: Adult Refugees’ Perspectives on English as a Second Language Classes

Otieno Kisiara

 

A Comparative Study on the Relationship between the Cultural Oriented Strategies of EU and Non-EU Migrant Students over their Mental Health and their Academic Achievement: A Case Study of the Vienna University, Austria (poster)

Aylar Mansouri

 

12:30-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-15:15

Session 2 – Literary Approaches

Chair: Alexander Lassner

 

Renegotiating Cultural Identity in Lahiri’s The Lowland

Kaitlin Chase

 

Displacement as a Celebration of Blurring in Amitav Ghosh’s Shadow Lines

Shweta Kushal

15:15-15:30 Tea and Coffee

 

15:30-16:15

Session 3 – House and Home(land)

Chair: Ine Van Emmerik

 

Next Year in Jerusalem or in New York?

Efrat Tzadik

 

Provisional House

Ine van Emmerik

 

16:15-17:15

Workshop: Tugging at the Heart Strings – Is affective exhibition design able to effect change in museum visitors’ perception of refugees and migrants?

Christopher Sommer

 

17:15 – 17:45 First Day Wrap-up

 

18:00 Wine Reception

 

 Sunday 3rd December 2017

 

09:00-10:15

Session 4 – Refugee Experiences

Chair: Zeynep Unsal

 

Narrative of Displacement: Stories of Migration and the Power of a Community’s Resilience

Amany Qaddour

 

Journey Narratives of Eritrean Refugees living in The Netherlands: Becoming and Being a Refugee-Notions of Time, Place and Home

Jeanette Kindipan-Dulawan

 

How Real is Fictional Empathy?

Jane Chamberlin

 

10:15-11:15

Round Table Discussion: Migration in the 21st Century – Challenges, Opportunities, Predictions

Moderator: Jonathan Rollins

 

11:15-11:30 Coffee and Tea

 

11:30-12:30

Session 5 – Diasporas and plurinationality

Chair: Jyri Jäntti

 

Human Mobility and Plurinationality: The Catalan Case

Dina Bousselham

 

‘Expat-Preneurs’: An Unexplored Potential Source of Economic Growth For Developing Countries? A State of the Art Literature Review.

Richard Girling

 

Hapsburg Empire, European Union: Past as Prologue

Alexander Lassner

 

12:30-14:00 Lunch

 

14:00-15:15

Session 6 – Questions of Security

Chair: Silvia Lozeva

 

Migration: A Security Threat or Securitisation Process?

Ivica Simonovski and Zeynep Ece Unsal

 

Effects of Securitization: Increased Security Risks of Unsettled Refugees

Jyri Jäntti

 

Xenophobia and discriminatory attitudes towards Mozambican immigrants in South Africa

Maboe Mokgobi

 

15:15-15:30 Tea and Coffee

 

15:30-16:30

Open Discussion – Working in Migration

16:30-17:30 Final Wrap-up and Call to Action