Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Migration and Transnationalism

Memories, normative ideals and empathic solidarities in Europe
in the aftermath of refugee arrivals in 2015–16

Humboldt University, 19–20 October 2018

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Workshop speakers
Prof. Dr. Jasna Čapo
Jasna Čapo is a senior research fellow (research advisor) at the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research in Zagreb and titular professor at the University of Zagreb. She has a multi-disciplinary background in ethnology, cultural anthropology, and demography. She was post-doctoral fellow in Strasbourg and Vienna; Humboldt Fellow in Munich, Berlin and Tübingen. Currently, she leads the research project City-making: space, culture and identity (funded by Croatian Science Foundation). Her research interests include transnational (refugee and labour) migration, return migration, migrants in urban contexts, national identity-building. She is the author of five books, co-editor of seven volumes and has published in journals and edited volumes internationally.
Dr. Daniela DeBono
Daniela DeBono is Marie Curie COFAS Fellow and Senior Lecturer in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at the Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, Sweden. Her main research interests lie in the migration-human rights nexus, reflecting her training in anthropology, sociology, human rights and migration studies. For the past three years she has been working on a multi-sited ethnography in Italy and Malta researching the ‘first reception’ of irregular boat migrants using the Central Mediterranean Route. She held a two-year Marie Curie (COFAS) Fellowship at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence. She has also been awarded grants to lead multi-year externally-funded projects analysing: migrants' experiences of deportation from Sweden (MIM – Malmo University, Sweden), child fostering in Malta from a children’s rights point of view and human rights aspects of irregular migration in Malta (SCMR – University of Sussex, UK). In addition, as a member of the EUDO Citizenship Observatory she authored a series of reports on citizenship law and policy, naturalisation and access to electoral rights.
Dr. Danielle Drozdzewski
Dr. Danielle Drozdzewski is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at Stockholm University, Sweden. Her main research areas are cultural geography, cultural memory and geographies of ethno-cultural identity and national identities. She is interested in people’s interactions with memorials in everyday locations and how a politics of memory influences memory selection in post-war and post-totalitarian states. She recently co-edited Memory, Place and Identity: Commemoration and Remembrance of War and Conflict, Routledge, 2016. Her new co-edited collection, Doing Memory Research: New Methods and Approaches, is due for release with Palgrave in late 2018.


Dr. Deniz Neriman Duru
Deniz Neriman Duru is an assistant professor (tenure-track) at the Department of Communication and Media at Lund University. She holds a DPhil/PhD degree in Anthropology from the University of Sussex and worked in Sociology Department at the University of York and at the Media, Cognition and Communication Department at the University of Copenhagen. She has taken part in the collaborative Transsol Project (funded by Horizon 2020), which is on transnational solidarity towards refugees, unemployed and disabled. Her research interests include conviviality, multiculturalism, diversity, social media, media anthropology, anthropology of Turkey and migrants and refugees in Europe. She has published book chapters and journal articles in South European Society and Politics, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.


Dr. Margit Feischmidt
Margit Feischmidt holds a doctoral degree in European Ethnology from Humboldt University. She is senior research fellow at Research Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Minority Studies and editor in chief of Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics, also teaches at Department for Communication and Media Studies, University of Pécs. Once co-author of Nationalist Politics and Everyday Ethnicity in a Transylvanian Town (with Rogers Brubaker, Jon Fox and Liana Grancea) she has recently published about new forms of nationalism and populism, xenophobia and racism in Nations and Nationalism and Identities. Global Studies in Culture and Power. She currently works on a project about civic solidarity with refugees in Europe.


Prof. Dr. Immo Fritsche
Immo Fritsche is a professor of social psychology at the University of Leipzig. He is working on basic processes of motivated social cognition (e.g., the effects of threat to personal control), group processes and social identity, as well as the social psychology of the environmental crisis.


Prof. Dr. Ulrike Kluge
Ulrike Kluge is Professor for Psychological and Medical Integration and Migration Research at the Charité, University Medicine Berlin, Head of the Center of Cross-Cultural Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (ZIPP) and researcher at the Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM). She gained analytical training at the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Psychoanalyse und Psychotherapie Berlin e. V. (APB) and group analytical training at the Seminar of Group Analysis Zurich (SGAZ). She conducted studies of psychology and ethnology at the Philipps-University of Marburg, the Free University in Berlin and the Escola Superior de Educação in Coimbra (Portugal). Her main research areas are migration and mental health, transculturality, psychotherapy with language and cultural interpreters and ethnopsychoanalysis.


Prof. Dr. Maja Povrzanović Frykman
Maja Povrzanović Frykman is Professor of Ethnology at the Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University. Her main research interests are war-related experiences, refugee- and labour migration, diaspora, transnational practices, highly skilled migrants, place, ethnicity, affect, and material culture. She was recently engaged in two projects involving refugees, entitled ‘Exploring Integration as Emplaced Practice’ (RFFAGDER, Agderforskning, Norway), and ‘Museums as Arenas for Integration – New Perspectives and Methods of Inclusion’ (AMIF, Malmö University). Her recent publications include co-edited volumes Sensitive Objects: Affect and Material Culture (Nordic Academic Press, 2016), Migration, Transnationalism and Development in South-East Europe and the Black Sea Region (Routledge, 2017) and a book in Swedish, on highly skilled migrants in Sweden (Arkiv, 2018), which includes chapters on highly skilled refugees.


Dr. Mikołaj Winiewski
Mikołaj Winiewski is Assistant Professor at the Center for Research on Prejudice at the Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw. He is also Affiliated Assistant Professor at the Department Psychological and Brain Sciences at University of Delaware. His key research interests are intergroup relations, collective violence, stereotype content, antisemitism, and research methods. He collaborated on several research projects with governmental and nongovernmental organizations aiming at diagnosing prejudice. Most recent include project on psychological consequences of hate crimes with Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights, research on acceptance of hate speech in Polish society with Stefan Batory Foundation and life situation of LGBT persons with The Campaign Against Homophobia (KPH). Additionally he is involved in several educational projects aiming at raising awareness of the impact of prejudices and stereotypes on social life and preventing prejudice-related violence. Most recent include trainings for high ranking police officers in international and national genocide prevention programs organized by Auschwitz Jewish Center, and antidiscrimination workshops for teachers.


Dr. Ildikó Zakariás
Ildikó Zakariás studied statistics and sociology at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary and at University Paris 8, Paris, France. She obtained her PhD in sociology, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. She is currently a junior research fellow at the Institute for Minority Studies, HAS Centre for Social Sciences. She recently took part in projects focusing on solidarity towards migrants and refugees in Hungary and among Hungarian migrants in Germany. Her main research areas are migration, ethnicity and nationalism, civil society and volunteering.