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  • Writer's pictureMeghann Ormond

De-migranticisation? Thinking & doing 'integration' differently

Updated: Dec 18, 2019

Where: Lumen Building (aka ‘Building 100’), Room 2, Wageningen University Campus, Droevendaalsesteeg 3a, 6708 PB Wageningen

When: 11:30-14:00, 11 November 2019


Migration scholar Janine Dahinden (Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland) has called for researchers and practitioners to think reflexively about how we engage with the deeply political concepts of ‘migration’ and ‘integration’ in our work. Where do these categories actually come from? Whose interests are they (not) serving? And, in light of our responses to these questions, how might we begin to conceptualise, study and develop policies and programmes relative to ‘migration’ and ‘integration’ differently? In this seminar, we’ll together explore the challenges and opportunities that thinking and doing ‘inclusion’ differently offer scholars, policy-makers and practitioners through the lenses of real-life programmes engaging with local communities in Utrecht and Wageningen.

This interactive discussion is sponsored by Wageningen University’s Cultural Geography (GEO) Group, Radboud University’s Department of Geography, Planning and Environment, and by OtherWise. It precedes Janine Dahinden’s Alexander von Humboldt Lecture -- part of a lecture series co-organised by Wageningen University’s Cultural Geography Group and the Radboud University’s Department of Geography, Planning and Environment -- later in the afternoon (17:00-18:30) on the Wageningen University campus (Gaia Building, Room 1). The lecture is public -- all are welcome to attend -- and there will be drinks and bites afterwards.


11:15-11:30 Coffee / tea

11:30-11:35 Welcome from the CSPS Mobility and Migration Cluster / Objectives / Set-up of the event

11:35-11:55 Janine Dahinden (Univ. of Neuchatel, Switzerland): Introduction to the ‘de-migranticisation’ concept and its potential scope of application in research and beyond

11:55-12:40 Project/programme presentations and reflections on the concept of ‘de-migranticisation’

12:40-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:55 Facilitated open discussion

13:55-14:00 Final reflections and close of the event

> Find out more about my Migrant Heritage research line

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