Second Annual IES and Social Science Matrix Conference: “Immigration to Europe: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Differential Incorporation”

Conference/Symposium | April 20 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Shorb House

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA

 Institute of European Studies

The UC Berkeley Institute of European Studies (IES) and the Social Science Matrix are pleased to announce its second annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. The conference provides doctoral students from a wide range of disciplines a forum to put their research into conversation around a unifying theme.
The topic of this year’s conference is “Immigration to Europe: Inclusion, Exclusion, and Differential Incorporation.” Not least since the onset to the so-called refugee crisis, immigration and the politics of belonging have risen to renewed centrality in Europe. The French “Burkini” debate and the fence between Hungary and Croatia, but also older preoccupations such as the emergence of urban ‘parallel societies’ and discussions about ‘Leitkultur’ (‘Guiding Culture’) mirror European anxieties about immigration. By investigating different areas of inclusion and exclusion – the legal apparatus and policing, educational and professional spaces, private and domestic spheres of life, etc. – this graduate conference seeks to engage a variety of perspectives on the differential incorporation of immigrants and colonial subjects in Europe since the mid-twentieth century.
Papers from the humanities and social sciences are welcomed, including but not limited to anthropology, literature and languages, linguistics, philosophy, law, public policy, history, political science, sociology, geography, and economics., 510-642-4555