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240017 VS Tracing Citizenship (3.2.1) (2019W)

Researching Organisations and Practices in the context of European Asylum Systems

Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Participation at first session is obligatory!


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 40 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Donnerstag 10.10. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Donnerstag 24.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Donnerstag 31.10. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Mittwoch 20.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal A, NIG 4.Stock
Donnerstag 28.11. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Donnerstag 12.12. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Donnerstag 16.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Hörsaal C, NIG 4. Stock
Donnerstag 23.01. 09:45 - 13:00 Seminarraum A, NIG 4. Stock


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In the context of the tightening control of legal entry into the European Union, national asylum systems have become important means for states to ‘manage’ incoming migration fluxes.
This ‘management’, or governance, involves a large variety of different organisations and institutional actors, which operate within evolving legal frameworks. Their staff members, people classified as asylum-seekers or refugees and increasingly volunteers all engage with practices, which (also) relate to notions of citizenship and the state.
Students will conceptualize and pilot their own research projects on an organisation or project in the field of asylum and migration. Through that, they will familiarize themselves with practices in the field and the respective theoretical debates in anthropological literature.

This seminar offers students the opportunity to acquire and improve their writing skills in English, which is central for anthropologists, who increasingly have to navigate an international academic field, that often depends on English as its lingua franca.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The seminar will involve lecture elements, class discussions and specific take-home assignments as course work students have to work on during the semester in order to prepare their final papers. Students have to attend class regularly (course attendance of at least 75% of all sessions).
The deadline for the term papers is 1 March 2020.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

participation (30%), take-home assignments (30%) and final paper (40%).

The lecturer can invite students to a grade-relevant discussion about partial achievements. Partial achievements that are obtained by fraud or plagiarized result in the non-evaluation of the course (entry 'X' in certificate). From winter term 2019/20 the plagiarism software 'Turnitin' will be used for courses with continuous assessment.


Presentation, written papers, engagement in discussions


Bryan, Catherine. 2018. “‘Wait, and While You Wait, Work’: On the Reproduction of Precarious Labor in Liminal Spaces.” In Migration, Temporality, and Capitalism. Entangled Mobilities across Global Spaces, edited by Pauline Gardiner Barber and Winnie Lem, eBook, 123–40. Palgrave.
Çağlar, Ayşe. 2015. “Citizenship, Anthropology Of.” In International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, edited by James D. Wright, 2nd editio, 22:637–42. Oxford. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-8177(08)00021-1.
Dahlvik, Julia. 2018. Inside Asylum Bureaucracy: Organizing Refugee Status Determination in Austria. Cham: Springer.
Findlay, Allan, Nicholas Fyfe, and Emma Stewart. 2007. “Changing Places: Voluntary Sector Work with Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Core and Peripheral Regions of the UK.” International Journal on Multicultural Societies 9 (1): 57–74. http://web.a.ebscohost.com.uaccess.univie.ac.at/ehost/detail/detail?vid=4&sid=c101b56e-7066-4d6e-afab-42527b3e9e0c%40sessionmgr4008&hid=4204&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZQ%3D%3D#AN=28441882&db=sih.
Genova, Nicholas De. 2016. “The European Question. Migration, Race, and Postcoloniality in Europe.” Social Text 34 (3): 75–102. https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-3607588.
Hansen, Peo, and Sandy Brian Hager. 2010. The Politics of European Citizenship: Deepening Contradictions in Social Rights and Migration Policy. New York, Oxford: Berghahn Books.
Heyman, Josiah. 1995. “Putting Power in the Anthropology of Bureaucracy: The Immigration and Naturalization Service at the Mexico-United States Border.” Current Anthropology 36 (2): 261–87. https://doi.org/10.1086/204354.
Isin, Engin, and Michael Saward. 2013. Enacting European Citizenship. Edited by Engin Isin and Michael Saward. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Long, Katy. 2013. “When Refugees Stopped Being Migrants: Movement, Labour and Humanitarian Protection.” Migration Studies 1 (1): 4–26. https://doi.org/10.1093/migration/mns001.
Pascucci, Elisa. 2018. “Who Welcomes? The Geographies of Refugee Aid as Care Work-Commentary to Gill.” Fennia 196 (2): 236–38. https://doi.org/10.11143/fennia.76588.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:21