Migrant Belongings

PhD/ Early-Career Workshop

Call for Participants: Early-Career Workshop at “Migrant Belongings” Conference

What happens after the PhD and what are challenges and opportunities? How and where do I publish in the field of media and migration? How to find a good line of research and contribute to it? How to prepare for the post-PhD academic life? And how to cope with imposter syndrome? These are some of the questions we all face as early career scholars.

This year’s YECREA workshop of the Diaspora, Migration and the Media section is directed towards PhD students as well as researchers in early stages, working in the field of media and migration.

The two confirmed facilitators Saskia Witteborn (Chinese University of Hong Kong) and Nishant Shah (ArtEZ University of the Arts) – professors with a long commitment to studying migration and media – will help us to discuss, reflect and answer some of our concerns, questions and problems in an open workshop format. The topics can revolve around (but are not limited to) experiences of PhD life in the field, publishing, post-doctoral aspirations, or structuring and planning one’s own research project.

If you are interested in participating, please submit 250 words abstract of your PhD project, as well as a set of max. 5 questions concerning your position, career or experiences of being an early-career researcher in the field of media and migration.

Please submit your application here.

Deadline for applications: 19 March 2021

Time and Date of Workshop: 21 April, afternoon (exact time TBD), Zoom

For further questions please e-mail: philipp.seuferling@sh.se or M.Mevsimler@uu.nl