for Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies
(TASI), July 8 - July 20, 2013
"Borders in Motion: New Dynamics of Inclusion and Exclusion across Europe and North America"
The DAAD Center for German & European Studies at the University of Minnesota invites applications to the 13th Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies (TASI). The Institute will bring together 11 German or other European, and 11 North American advanced graduate students for an intensive two-week seminar on the campus of the
"Mobility" and "flexibility"
are buzz words of the postsocialist, post-9/11 decades. With
E.U. enlargement, national borders between member states
have become less important. At the same time, new internal
boundaries proliferate: distinctions between immigrants and
native citizens, between "ethnic" and supposedly non-ethnic
groups, between religious communities and a supposedly
secular and liberal society. Emancipatory values and human
rights seem to become instruments of distinctions.
Religious, ethnic, and sexual minorities are often pitted
against one another. The new boundaries are reconfirmed
through public policy, practices, and security technology
and reflected in discourses of belonging. The 2013
Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute draws on a broad range of
academic fields—including anthropology, sociology, political
philosophy, history, political science, and cultural
studies—to investigate dynamics of inclusion and exclusion
across Europe and North America. Fellows will engage an
array of intriguing questions: How do we most appropriately
conceptualize phenomena of inclusion and exclusion in late
modern heterogeneous societies? What criteria are employed
to mark differences and how does the function of difference
itself change? How do security regimes reinscribe
differences of gender, sexuality, and race? How do these
processes and dynamics resemble each other or differ in the
E.U. and North America?
Full details and application materials at
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