Topics will include the politics of diversity in European cities; social work, precariousness and anti-racism; alliances and solidarities between migrants and non-migrants; historical perspectives on migration, diversity and inclusion; law, migration and urban marginality and other key topics. The sessions will adopt lenses from law, anthropology, history, social policy, social work, and sociology, and discuss a range of methodological approaches. We will focus primarily on European cities but always be attentive to the transnational connections and global networks that connect them to the world.
Over the course of four weeks, 25 selected participants will access four hours of lectures and live seminars each week, all to take place online. Each participant will receive a one-to-one mentoring session to support their academic and career planning. Students will also be divided into small groups and develop group projects, supported by tutorials with a dedicated mentor.
Participants will be able to meet in-person at a blended closing workshop and academic conference hosted by the University of Florence in Italy on 3 and 4 February 2022. Groups will be able to present their projects here. Distinguished academic speakers will be announced.
The course is free to attend. Travel bursaries are available for each selected participants to attend the final event at the University of Florence.
The language of instruction will be English.