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Subject: Call for Participants: McGill – Queen’s Emerging Scholars Workshop on Migration, Integration, & Democratic Participation
Call for Participants: McGill – Queen’s Emerging Scholars Workshop on Migration, Integration, & Democratic Participation
Are you a graduate student or post-doctoral fellow with research interests relating to immigration and democratic citizenship? If so, the McGill-Queen’s Emerging Scholars Workshop on Migration, Integration, and Democratic Participation may be of interest to you.
Now in its second year, this workshop series is designed to bring junior social science researchers with an interest in migration and democratic citizenship together with senior faculty mentors to discuss current issues in social science research on migration and citizenship, and receive constructive feedback on participants’ works-in-progress in order to foster a community of emerging scholars. Senior graduate students and post-doctoral scholars in the social sciences with research proposals, manuscripts, or book chapters at various stages of development pertaining to immigration and integration policy, minority politics, and migrant civic and political engagement are invited to attend. We especially encourage papers and proposals that involve (or plan to involve) an empirical component (qualitative or quantitative).
The workshop will be held over the course of two meetings during the 2017 winter semester. The first meeting will be held in Montreal on January 27th and 28th with the second meeting held in Kingston meeting will take place on April 7th and 8th. During each meeting 6-8 papers will be discussed. In the morning, participants will attend a substantive session on applied, theoretical, and methodological topics related to migration and democratic citizenship. The afternoon session is designed to encourage critical engagement with each other’s work. Each participant will serve as a discussant for one of the other papers. Following a brief presentation of the author’s main arguments and comments from the discussant, the floor will be opened to the faculty mentors and other participants.
Faculty mentors include Drs. Keith Banting (Queen’s University, Political Studies), Dietlind Stolle (McGill University, Political Science), Thomas Soehl (McGill University, Sociology), and more to be announced. If you are interested in participating in the workshop, or would like additional information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, university affiliation and rank, as well as a description of your research interests and the project you would like to present. Participation is free but students are expected to cover the costs of travel to Montreal and Kingston. Although we encourage participants to seek out financial support from their universities and research centres, small financial stipends may be available to offset the cost of travel to Montreal and Kingston.