Interdisciplinary research seminar for advanced M.A. students based in Berlin with a background in social sciences or the humanities
This research-oriented interdisciplinary seminar seeks to critically examine historical as well as current perceptions and discourses about academics who, due to institutional, structural or political constraints, were forced to leave their home country and seek exile elsewhere. In contrast to well-known artists or authors, exiled academics are often at the margin of inquiries into their specific situation and self-positioning. The seminar therefore strives for a deeper understanding of their specific situation and self-representation. Students will form research teams of five to seven persons and carry out their own empirical research explorations into these topics. They will be supervised by teacher tandems and have the opportunity to specialize in one of three focus areas:
Academics and identities on the move? The role of (social) media in processes of identity construction (Co-supervisors: Prof. Dr. Özen Odağ, Touro College Berlin, and Dr. Olga Hünler, Universität Bremen)
The seminar will be structured in clearly defined work phases of preparatory blended learning (mid-May until mid-June), joint workshop sessions (in June, Oct and Dec) as well as empirical research (June until Oct; Oct until Dec). In between, the three research teams will have regular consultation sessions with their respective teacher tandems (either face-to-face or via video call).
Timeline and workshop dates:
More Information can be found here: https://www.iaaw.hu-berlin.de/de/querschnitt/medialitaet/research-seminar-academics-on-the-move