The aim of the course is to give an in-depth presentation and discussion of the complex interaction between religion and migration, including the central concepts, approaches and methodologies in this field of study. The course’s main focus is on the role, significance and impact of religious communities, discourses and practices on different types of migration and integration processes. It further addresses how migration phenomena affect individual and communal expressions of faith and practice. The course introduces central migration theories and conceptual discussions of migration terminology, and presents and discusses relevant theories on globalization processes and transnational dynamics.
- International migration: theoretical and conceptual perspectives
- Processes of globalization and transnational religious networks
- Religion as challenge and resource in integration processes
- Theological perspectives on migration
- Pre-course work: read the curriculum of the course and prepare a 5 minutes presentation of one's own PhD project and how it relates to the course
- Examination: 20 minutes oral examination. The oral examination will take place approximately one month after the close of the course. The specific date(s) of the oral examination will be announced by the lecturer responsible for the course.
Registration and admission requirements:
- Students who are enrolled in one of VID's PhD programmes can register for the course in Studentweb. The deadline for registration is 15 February.
- The course is open to external applicants. External applicants must be enrolled in a PhD programme. Applications must be sent to Christine Myrdal Lukash by 15 February.