Peggy Levitt is Chair of the sociology department and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College and co-Director of Harvard University’s Transnational Studies Initiative. Her most recent book, Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display, was published by the University of California Press in July 2015.
Peggy has received Honorary Doctoral Degrees from the University of Helsinki (2017) and from Maastricht University (2014). She has been a visiting professor at Queen Mary University of London, Tel Aviv University, the Lebanese American University, University of La Coruña, the National University of Singapore, the American University of Cairo, the European University Institute, Oxford University, the University of Rotterdam, the University of Antwerp, the Vrije University in Amsterdam, and the University of Malmö. Her books include Religion on the Edge (Oxford University Press, 2012), God Needs No Passport (New Press 2007), The Transnational Studies Reader (Routledge 2007), The Changing Face of Home (Russell Sage 2002), and The Transnational Villagers (UC Press, 2001). She has edited special volumes of Oxford Development Studies, Comparative Migration Studies, Racial and Ethnic Studies, International Migration Review, Global Networks, Mobilities, and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. A film based on her work, Art Across Borders, came out in 2009.
Maurice Crul is a Professor of Sociology at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He is the international chair of IMISCOE, a network of excellence that includes 40 research institutes in the fields of migration and diversity in 18 European countries: www.imiscoe.org
In the last twenty years Maurice Crul mostly worked on the topic of education and children of immigrants, first within the Dutch context and in the last fifteen years in a comparative European and transatlantic context. Maurice Crul has coordinated two major international projects: the TIES project (The Integration of the European Second generation) and the so-called ELITES project.
The core part of the TIES project, which included partners in 11 countries, was a survey among the second generation of Turkish, Moroccan and former Yugoslavian and Russian descent in nineteen cities: http://www.tiesproject.eu/. The TIES survey is the first comparative survey among the second generation in Europe and includes information about school and labour market careers, identity and transnationalism.
The ‘ELITES: Pathways to Success’ targets a sub sample of successful second generation from the TIES survey looking at their pathways to success in Sweden, France, Germany and The Netherlands: https://www.elitesproject.eu/elites/.
In 2017 Maurice Crul was awarded the ERC advanced grant for the project Becoming a Minority (BAM) on the integration of people of native descent in majority minority cities in Europe.
Selection of own texts:
Crul, M., Lelie, F., Biner, Ö., Bunar, N., Keskiner, E., Kokkali, I.,Schneider, J. and Shuayb, M. (2019). How the different policies and school systems affect the inclusion of Syrian refugee children in Sweden, Germany, Greece, Lebanon and Turkey. Comparative Migration Studies, 7, 1-20. . https://doi.org/10.1186/s40878-018-0110-6
M. Crul, E. Keskiner, J. Schneider and F. Lelie (2017), The Multiplier effect. How the accumulation of cultural and social capital explains steep upward mobility of children of low educated immigrants. Ethnic and Racial Studies.
Crul, M.R.J. (2017). Super-diversity vs. assimilation: how complex diversity in majority–minority cities challenges the assumptions of assimilation. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 42(1), 54–68. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1369183X.2015.1061425
Crul, M., J. Schneider and F. Lelie (2013), Super-diversity. A New Vision on Integration. Amsterdam: Free University Press. https://www.elitesproject.eu/publications/books/doc_download/37-super-diversity
Crul, M. and J. Mollenkopf (2012), The Changing Face of World Cities. Young Adult Children of Immigrants in Europe and The United States. New York: Russell Sage Publications.
Crul, M. J. Schneider and F. Lelie (2012), The European Second Generation. Does the Integration Context matter? Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press.
Crul, M. and J. Schneider (2010) Comparative Context Integration Theory. Participation and belong in Europe’s large cities. Journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, 34, 4, pp. 1249-1268.
Olívia M. Gomes da Cunha
Olívia M. Gomes da Cunha is Associate Professor of Anthropology, Graduate Program in Social Anthropology, Nacional Museum, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, her dissertation on vagrancy and identification science in Rio de Janeiro in the early 20th century was awarded and published by Arquivo Nacional in 2002. She was Post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University (1999-2000), John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow (2002) and Visiting-Professor at New York University (2006-2007). Currently, she is a Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Visiting Professor at the University of Amsterdam (2017), and was appointed as a Tinker Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago (2018). She has published articles, book chapters, and edited volumes on post emancipation and social movements, archives, anthropology and history in Brazil, Cuba and the U.S.; and Cottica Ndyuka Maroon society in Suriname. Her current research, initiated in 2009, is about art, creativity, and other cultural and political transformations among the Ndyuka in Eastern Suriname. On her more recent publications, are a book on ethnography, archives, and artifacts of knowledge in Cuba, Brazil and the U.S. (under contract, Brill Publishers), and an edited volume entitled Maroon Cosmopolitics: personhood, creativity and incorporation (forthcoming. Leiden: Brill).
Pal Nyiri is a professor of global history from an anthropological perspective at Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He studied chemistry and Asian Studies in the Soviet Union, Hungary, and the U.S. before obtaining doctorates in history (Moscow State University) and sociology (Hungarian Academy of Sciences). Before coming to the VU, he taught at Macquarie University in Sydney.
His main research area is the international mobility of contemporary Chinese elites. He is also interested in Chinese nationalism, the politics of immigration in Eastern Europe, and comparative approaches to Eastern Europe and China.
Adrian Favell, Chair in Sociology and Social Theory, University of Leeds, England. Also chercheur associé of the Centre d’études européennes et de politique comparée, Sciences Po, Paris, France, and professorial research associate of the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, UEA, Norwich, England.
The core of my work addresses pervasive power asymmetries and methodological nationalism in comparative understanding, in cross-Atlantic, European, East Asian, and global contexts. I have variously tackled these questions through applied conceptual work in migration and mobility studies, citizenship studies, comparative urbanism, and creative/cultural (post-growth) economy. I am sympathetic to a thoroughly de-centred, de-colonial, and de-imperial agenda, but it will not be advanced unless we can also address issues in the empirical operationalisation of our ideas: basic questions of epistemology, data gathering and comparative research design, and challenging “mainstream” social science on its own terrain. The post-structuralist “French theory” affectations and feeble philosophical basis of much contemporary “theory” in the humanities and “qualitative” social sciences has, in my view, rendered much of the decolonial agenda inoperable and ineffective. For a taste of my work, try the article posted online in the GDC readings, ‘Rebooting migration theory: interdisciplinarity, globality and postdisciplinarity in migration studies’ (2009), a programmatic concluding essay from my 2014 collection, Immigration, Integration and Mobility: New Agendas in Migration Studies (ECPR Press). Like many others, I am currently bogged down in trench warfare on the “white shift” in both politics and mainstream social science analysis in Europe, concerning Brexit, populist democracy and return of fascism. These alarming trends, however, do suggest new resources for a broader coalition of de-colonial ideas that is currently imagined by its leading advocates. All my work can be found via my website: www.adrianfavell.com, link below.
Claire Hsu is Co-founder and Executive Director of Asia Art Archive (AAA), an independent non-profit organisation founded in 2000 dedicated to the collection, creation, and sharing of knowledge around recent art in Asia. She received a BA in Chinese and History (1998), and an MA in History of Art (2000) from SOAS, University of London. Hsu sits on the Board of The Foundation for Arts Initiatives; the Museum and Acquisition Boards of M+ of the West Kowloon Cultural District and the Tate Research Centre: Asia Advisory Board.
Michael P K Okyerefo
Michael Okyerefo is Associate Professor and Head of Department of Sociology, University of Ghana. His affiliation to The New Global (De)Centre stimulates his keen interest in alternative epistemologies, which is reflected in one of the graduate programmes he teaches, African Social Thought.
As a graduate of the Universities of Ghana, Vienna, and Cambridge, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Cambridge Centre of African Studies (2007/2008), and an External Research Fellow at the Global African Diaspora Studies (GADS) Institut für Afrikawissenschaften, University of Vienna (since 2014), Michael is a Sociologist of Culture & Sociologist of Religion. His interests are far-reaching, ranging from the nexus of religion and culture; to the socio-economic, political and health processes in contemporary Ghana; and to migration, transnational networks and human capital formation among Ghanaians in the diaspora. While he is sociologist by training, he also applies anthropological skills with an emphasis on fieldwork in his research; skills which he refined during a fully paid Fellowship on Religion and Public Culture at the University of Cambridge.
He has conducted research on Ghanaian Pentecostal Churches and their Transnational Missions in the global North, arguing that religion is an effective coping mechanism in the social context of rejection typical of the experience of African immigrants as Ausländer, in Austria. In spite of the benefits members of the Pentecostal churches derive from the social capital generated in their churches, the study finds that by promoting an increased interaction among one’s own kind in their diasporic conditions, these religious groups detract from enabling individuals to integrate in their destinations of migration.
Also, his research on Migration, Citizenship and Belonging of Ghanaians in Austria argues that citizenship, belonging and identity are constantly being negotiated by individual Ghanaian migrants with reference to the Austrian society. The study offers an interpretive explanation of the lives of interviewees’ realities as foreigners who seek some degree of acceptance in Austria amid the increasing difficulties regarding the European rebuff of foreigners in the EU.
Currently, he is engaged with a team of four researchers in a CODESRIA Grant research project on “Strengthening African Universities: Academic Collaboration between African scholars in Africa and their peers in the Diaspora” being carried out in Ghana, Ethiopia, Senegal, Canada and the US. This project investigates the contribution of African academics in the diaspora in strengthening African universities through their research collaboration with their counterparts on the continent.
His latest work (with Mary B. Setrana, 2018) is ‘Internal and international migration dynamics in Africa’. In A. Triandafyllidou (Ed.), Handbook of Migration and Globalisation (pp. 281-296). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
He speaks six languages including English, German and French.
Carola Suárez-Orozco: I am a Professor of Human Development and Psychology at UCLA. My areas of research include educational achievement among immigrant origin youth, immigrant family separations, the role of mentors in facilitating youth development, the effects of unauthorized status on developing youth, gendered experiences of immigrant youth, the experiences of immigrant origin youth in community college settings as well as civic engagement among emerging adults of immigrant origin. My books include: Learning a New Land: Immigrant Children in American Society, Children of Immigration, Transformations: Migration, Family Life, and Achievement Motivation Among Latino Adolescents and The New Immigration: An Interdisciplinary Reader. Her recent book Transitions: The Development of the Children of Immigrants received the SRA Best Edited Policy Book Award (2016). I was awarded an American Psychological Association Presidential Citation for her contributions to the understanding of cultural psychology of immigration and has served as the Chair of the APA Presidential Task Force on Immigration. I am a member of the National Academy of Education.
I was trained as a clinical psychologist receiving my doctorate in 1993 though I now identify as a cultural developmental psychologist. My research has been supported by a number of foundations including the National Science Foundation, the Spencer Foundation, the W.T. Grant Foundation, as well as the Spencer Foundation. I have taught at Harvard University, NYU, and UCLA focusing on the experience of immigrant children, youth, and young adults as well as in the use of mixed-methodological research strategies.
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Steve Vertovec is Managing Director at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Honorary Professor of Sociology and Ethnology at the University of Göttingen, Germany, and Supernumerary Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, and Founding Director of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS). At Oxford Steve had also served as the Director of the ESRC’s national research programme on Transnational Communities.
Steve’s work involves the management of numerous interdisciplinary research teams and the critical examination of concepts surrounding international migration, transnational social formations, and contexts of urban super-diversity.
Currently he is co-Editor of the journal Global Networks and Editor of the Palgrave book series ‘Global Diversities’. Steve is author of five books including Transnationalism (Routledge, 2009) and Super-diversity (Routledge, forthcoming), over forty refereed journal articles and seventy articles in edited works. He is editor or co-editor of thirty-five volumes including Islam in Europe (Macmillan, 1997), Conceiving Cosmopolitanism (Oxford University Press, 2003), The Multicultural Backlash (Routledge 2010), and Diversities Old and New (Palgrave, 2015).
Dr. Miriyam Aouragh is Leverhulme fellow at Communication And Media Research Institute. She grew up in Amsterdam as a second generation Moroccan and has a background in cultural anthropology/non-Western sociology (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).
Since 2011 she follows, and writes about, the complex revolutionary dynamics in the Arab world with special interest in the impact of the internet. In 2013 she was awarded a Leverhulme fellowship to develop this into a critical study of new media in the paradoxical context of revolution and counter-revolution.
Her next book is about cyber imperialism which will offer an attempt to theorize how the contradictions of capitalism shape the modes and meanings of resistance in the era of revolution and digital transformations. She will be teaching about internet, media and politics at CAMRI and has previously (2011 and 2012) taught Cyber Politics of the Middle East at the Oxford Middle East Centre from which she will also offer students specialist insights.
Her research interests and areas of expertise include: digital imperialism; cyber warfare; social media; activism; Arab uprisings; MENA (Palestine/Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Bahrain, Egypt).
Halleh Ghorashi is born in Iran and came to the Netherlands in 1988. She is sinds 2012 Full Professor of Diversity and Integration and Head of the epartment of Sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Between 2005 and 2012 she held the prestigious position of PaVEM-chair in Management of Diversity and Integration at the Department of Organization Science at the VU.
Halleh Ghorashi's research focuses on issues such as diasporic positioning, refugee's narratives, cultural diversity, emancipation and inclusion with the particular focus on power dynamics in society and organizations. She combines expertise in narrative approach, ethnographic research and experimental engaged methodology in her research.
André Keet is Director of the International Institute for Studies in Race, Reconciliation and Social Justice, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa
André Keet joined the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) in 1996 and was appointed as Director of the National Centre for Human Education and Training (NACHRET) of the SAHRC in 2000. He sat on various academic and non-academic advisory structures related to human rights and social justice in education and headed the human rights and inclusivity task teams appointed by the Minister of Education to develop the National Curriculum Statements for General Education and Training and Further Education and Training from 2001 to 2003. Dr. Keet also served as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) of the South African Human Rights Commission and briefly functioned as a Commissioner on the Commission for Gender Equality. Since 2011, Prof. Keet is the Director of the International Institute for the Studies in Race, Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State. André holds a Masters in Education and a PhD degree from the University of Pretoria.
Dr. Jens Schneider
Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS)
My special interest in the New Global (De)Centre are different knowledges and perspectives on identity formation, construction and theories. Having done research on identity-related issues in Chile, Brazil and Germany, I look forward to expanding the scope and by this, at the same time, coming closer to finding a common theoretical or conceptual basis for comparative studies on identity.
Xiang Biao is Professor of Social Anthropology and Fellow of St Hugh's College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
Having grown up in southeast China and educated in Beijing, I was most influenced by the tense debates in 1980s China. I became interested in ethnographic research because of its attention to complexities that cannot be foreseen beforehand and I have always sought to integrate ethnographic data into historical, institutional and especially political economy analysis.
Philip Kasinitz is Presidential Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. He has chaired the doctoral program in Sociology from since 2001-2011 and 2014-the present.
Kasinitz graduated Boston University in 1979 and earned his doctorate from New York University in 1987. He specializes in immigration, ethnicity, race relations, urban social life and the nature of contemporary cities.
Rainer Bauböck holds a chair in social and political theory at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the European University Institute. His research interests are in normative political theory and comparative research on democratic citizenship, European integration, migration, nationalism and minority rights. Together with Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh) and Maarten Vink (University of Maastricht), he coordinates GLOBALCIT, an online observatory on citizenship and voting rights.
Rosa Aparicio Gómez
Frans Lelie is an editor of ideas, texts & film. She is the projectmanager of the project Becoming A Minority. BAM is focusing on the former majority group in Western European cities that is in effect becoming a minority too. A new, but rapidly growing phenomenon. Under which circumstances are people more inclined to be that global citizen that we all are when seen from the moon? This question is what draws her to be part of the Global DeCentre.
Ali Konyali currently works at the Sociology and Social Geography department of the Institut für Migrationsforschung und Interkulturelle Studien ( IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück.
M.A., seit 2016 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter im DFG-Projekt "Konfigurierungen von ›Islam‹ und ›Muslimen‹ auf lokaler Ebene in Deutschland" am IMIS
Ali was a PhD candidate working within the framework of the ERC funded ELITES - Pathways to Success project at the Department of Sociology at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).
His research within ELITES focused on the emergence of Turkish second generation elites within the corporate business sector in Western Europe.
Before joining EUR, Konyali obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Culture (2009) and an Master’s degree in European Studies (2010) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University. In 2011 he obtained a MA in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (2011) at Malmö University.
From September 2011 until February 2012 he worked at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University as a junior lecturer contributing to the teaching of the European Studies Bachelor programme.
Yasemin Soysal is Professor of Sociology, and member of the Center for Migration Studies and the Center for Human Rights, University of Essex. Before taking her post at Essex, she was John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate of the Centre for European Studies and the Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University. She has been German Marshall Fund Research Fellow, National Academy of Education Spencer Fellow, National Endowment of Humanities Research Fellow, Jean Monnet Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg Fellow, visiting scholar at Max Planck Institute, Berlin, and visiting professor at Juan March Institute, Madrid, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, New York University, the Willy Brandt Guest Professor at the Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmo, the Niklas Luhmann distinguished visiting chair at Bielefeld University, and the distinguished visiting professor at Koc University. Yasemin Soysal is currently leading two international collaborative projects (www.brightfutures-project.com): a) Bright Futures: A Comparative Study of Internally and Internationally Mobile Chinese Higher Education Students (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK, German Science Foundation, and the Chinese National Science Foundation); b) Asian Educational Mobilities: A Comparative Study of International Migration of Japanese and Chinese Higher Education Students (funded by the Economic and Social Research Council of the UK and the German Science Foundation; ORA scheme). In addition, she is conducting research on the internationalization of higher education utilizing web-based data-mining techniques (funded by British Academy/Leverhulme small research grant).
Marina de Regt
Marina de Regt is affiliated to the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Marina de Regt received her PhD in Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam in 2003. Her PhD dissertation was based on her long-term involvement in development projects in Yemen (1991-1998). From 2007-2011 she was coordinator of the South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development (SEPHIS) at the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, and since 2016 she is co-chair of the programme. Marina is also chairing LOVA, the Netherlands Association for Gender Studies and Feminist Anthropology (www.lovanetwork.nl).
"I am passionate about initiatives that challenge the North-South divide in academia, and this is why I love GDC."
My name is Ismintha Waldring. I was born in Surinam but have spent my life in the Netherlands since I was 2 years old. I went to primary and secondary school in Amsterdam and studied Social and Organizational Psychology at the University of Leiden. My Master research was on diversity management and intercultural communication within the Dutch Police Force.
Since finishing my studies I’ve worked at the VU University as a research assistant and teacher.
I did my PhD on the Pathways to Success research among the Turkish and Moroccan second generation in the two largest cities in the Netherlands: Amsterdam and Rotterdam. For ELITES I did research among second generation Turkish - upcoming - elites in the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and France.
I am now a Post-Doc in the BAM project, on people of native descent who are Becoming A Minority in many big North-European cities.
Kirsten Scheid: I am an associate professor of anthropology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut. As a socio-cultural anthropologist, I write about imagination technologies, artistic materialities, affect, and social change. I also write about art historiography in cross-cultural encounters and have served as a consultant or participant in exhibitions and publications at the Beirut Art Center, the Beirut Museum of Modern Art, the Riwaq Biennale, the Palestine Museum, the New Museum (New York), the Tate Modern (London), and the MoMA (New York). I am the author of the book in process No Art Here: Modern Art and the Fantasmic Formation of Lebanon and the co-editor and curator of The Arab Nude: The Artist as Awakener (American University of Beirut, 2016) and author of essays appearing in Aggregate, Anthropology Now, ARTMargins, the International Journal of Middle East Studies, Middle East Report, and Museum Anthropology. I also launched an Arabic children’s book series with Dar al-Adab (Hikayat Walid Min Bayrut), co-founded a cultural facilities center in Beirut (Nadi al-Saha), and organize the monthly Anthropology Society in Lebanon meetings since 2006.
I received my PhD in cultural anthropology from Princeton University in 2005. Subsequently I held postdoctoral research positions with the Europe in the Middle East, the Middle East in Europe program, at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and Arts and Humanities Initiative at the American University of Beirut. In Lebanon, my research has been supported by grants and fellowships from the French Embassy in Lebanon, the Barakat Trust, the Issam Fares Institute, and in Palestine my research has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Palestinian American Research Center.
Professor Anna Triandafyllidou holds a Robert Schuman Chair at the Global Governance Programme of the European University Institute (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) where she directs the Cultural Pluralism Research Area.
She also teaches as Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 2002. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies and Chair of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee, and member of the IMISCOE Board of Directors.
Her recent books include: Migration and Globalisation Handbook (E. Elgar, ed. 2018); The Problem of Religious Diversity: European Challenges, Asian Approaches (with T. Modood, ed. Edinburgh University Press, 2018); Multicultural Governance in a Mobile World (ed. Edinburgh University Press, 2018), Global Governance from Regional Perspectives (Oxford University Press, ed., 2017); The Routledge Handbook of Immigration and Refugee Studies (Routledge, ed. 2016); High Skill Migration and Recession: Gendered Perspectives (with I. Isaakya, ed. Palgrave, 2015).
She is the author of What is Europe? (with R. Gropas, Palgrave, 2015) and Migrant Smuggling. Irregular Migration from Asia and Africa to Europe (with T. Maroukis, 2015, Palgrave). She has recently edited two Special Issues: Beyond Irregular Migration Governance: Zooming in On Migrants’ Agency, European Journal of Migration and Law, 2017, Complex and dynamic integration processes in Europe: intra EU mobility and international migration in times of recession, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Hans-Jörg Trenz & Anna Triandafyllidou, 2017.
Nick Dines is Research Fellow in the Cultural Pluralism research area of the Global Governance Programme. He obtained a PhD in Italian Studies from University College London and a post-doctoral diploma in Security and Citizenship Studies from Suor Orsola Benincasa University Naples.
Nick’s research interests include comparative urbanism, postcolonial urban theory, international migration and cultural heritage. He is the author of the monograph of Tuff City: Urban Change and Contested Space in Central Naples (Berghahn 2012), and he has been a member of the editorial board of the Italian journal Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa since 2014.
Nick is currently conducting comparative research that investigates the politics of cultural diversity in the cities of Rabat and Cape Town and he is preparing a reader entitled “Migration and Cities” for publication in early 2020. A selection of his publications can be accessed here: https://eui.academia.edu/NickDines
Cláudio COSTA PINHEIRO, Professor of Asian and African Studies, at the Institute of History, Rio de Janeiro Federal University (UFRJ), Brazil and and the Chairman of Sephis Programme (South-South Exchange Programme for the Research on the History of Development). PhD in Social Anthropology (UFRJ), Postdoc Delhi University in History. He has a PhD from Rio de Janeiro Federal University and a Postdoc from Campinas State University, both in Anthropology. Presently an International Scholar at the University of Cologne (2017-18), Prof. Pinheiro has also been Fellow at Re:work (IGK Arbeit und Lebenslauf in Globalgeschischtlicher Perspektive, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2015-16), and Visiting Scholar and/or Professor at the Free University (Berlin, 2012-13), the Goa University (Panjim, 2006), the University of Calcutta (Kolkata, 2005), the University of Delhi (2005), the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (New Delhi, 2005), the University of Lisbon (Lisbon, 2003), and at Bukkyo University (Kyoto, 2001-2).
He works in the interfaces between History, Anthropology and Sociology. His research interests include colonialism and its durable effects, particularly concerning knowledge production and circulation, politics of language and epistemology, with regards to the institutionalization of power, comparing Asia (particularly India) and Latin America. He has done anthropological fieldwork investigations in India, Brazil and Japan and historical archival research in Brazil, India, Portugal and The Netherlands.
Recent Publications include
Costa Pinheiro & Vermeulen, Han. 2018 (Guest Editors). German-speaking Anthropological Traditions in Latin America. In: Revista de Antropologia Journal. São Paulo (all articles in English language), ISSN 2236-7527 (Print) ISSN 2238-3875 (on-line). Costa Pinheiro, Buarque de Hollanda, B. Maia, J. 2016a. Métodos e Modos de Leitura com Textos Literários. (Methods and manners of reading literature) Rio de Janeiro: FGV. 175p. [ISBN: 978-85-225-1847-0] Costa Pinheiro. 2018c. Unhomely Afterlives: The Works and Lives of Rabindranath Tagore. In: Williams, James & Hentschke, Felicitas (eds). To be at Home. House, Work, and Self in the Modern World. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter, pp. 210–218 [ISBN: 978-3-11-058276-5] Costa Pinheiro. 2018a. Os contornos de uma África Brasileira em Ciência e Tecnologia: Geografias Morais do Desenvolvimento e Cooperação Internacional. In: Martín, Eloísa & Göebel, Barbara. Geopolíticas do Conhecimento. Desigualdades interdependentes, circulação do conhecimento, e espaços de negociação na academia. Berlin/Rio de Janeiro: Ibero Amerikanisches Institut/Sette Letras, 81-107 [ISBN: 978-85-421-0674-9] Costa Pinheiro. 2017a. Modernity and the artifices of Place-making. The relevance of the BRICS to contemporary Social Sciences. In: AEGS - Annual of European and Global Studies, n. 4, June/July 2017. Guest Editor Dr. Peter Wagner [ISBN 978-1-4744-2324 -3, hardback].
Mary Tupan-Wenno is the executive director of ECHO, Center for Diversity Policy in Utrecht, The Netherlands. She has been working for ECHO since 1999. Her professional involvement on diversity and inclusion developments in (higher) education started when she was working for the government.Before ECHO she worked for the Dutch Ministry of Education Culture and Science as a policy advisor at the Department of Higher Education. At the ministry she was also responsible for the development of policy regarding the improvement of the participation and success of ethnic minorities in higher education. She was part of a team that worked on the establishment of ECHO in 1994.
Mary is a founding member of the European Access Network (1991) and is currently the President of the Executive Board of EAN. EAN provided a network to broaden her focus and expand international collaboration.