The Center for German and European Studies at the University of Minnesota welcomes applications from advanced graduate students for its 2010 Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute (TASI), to be held in Minneapolis from July 19 to July 30, 2010. The topic for this year’s TASI is “Gender and Immigrant Life in Europe and North America.” The Application deadline is March 15, 2010. For additional information, see: http://www.cges.umn.edu/fellowships/tasi.htm
In both Europe and North America, migration has traditionally been associated with the need for labor, and laborers have typically been imagined as men. Women remained invisible as protagonists of migration in their own rights. Today, in both regions, foreign-origin populations are gender-balanced or even female-predominant. Does this reflect gendered transitions or is it also a consequence of women becoming more visible, as an emerging interdisciplinary field increasingly bridges gender and migration studies and highlights diversity and plurality, including the participation of migrant women in the labor market? How does the situation vary in each region according to the migrants' countries of origin, their destination, types of migration (labor/refugee, family reunification), and the regions' differing histories? How are immigrant lives gendered at home, at work, and in the public arena? What are the consequences of migration for women, men, and those who stay behind? How does male and female migration affect policy in the sending and also the receiving societies?
TASI 2010 seeks to map this new interdisciplinary field by focusing on the methodologies and selected themes that are characteristic of a range of disciplines—from history, political science and sociology to anthropology and cultural studies. The Institute offers fellows a diverse mix of seminar discussions of key readings, research presentations by guest faculty and fellows, and informal discussions of fellows' research projects. The international faculty team solicits applications from young scholars who are eager to situate their own projects in an interdisciplinary field of gender and migration that draws from both the social sciences and the humanities.
Center for German & European Studies
University of Minnesota
214 Social Sciences Building
267 19th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 626-7705
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