Migration, Transnationalism & Diaspora
What cultural experiences and barriers are created and broken as people move around the globe? How do communities react to migration, and how does policy at different levels impact on such experiences?
At Maynooth University, we use cross-disciplinary approaches to explore the lived experience of the migrant in transnational and translocal spaces. We examine migrant inclusion or exclusion, social justice, trends in and theories of migration. Our research includes the study of cultural diversity, the impact of exile and the ways that the migration experience influences cultural production.
Our research focuses on three key areas:
(1) Migration processes and migrant experiences: highlights of our research include the experiences of specific migrant groups; migration, education and work; and integration as a legal framework and as a lived experience.
(2) Migration and identity: highlights of our research include the Irish as migrants; race and gender; and diaspora and development.
(3) Transnationalism: highlights of our research include transnational identities; media and technology; and borders, security and geopolitics.
A Sample of Modules on Migration, Transnationalism, and Diaspora
|GY 233 Geographies of Globalization|
|PH 202 Moral Philosophy in a Globalized Society|
|AN 309 Globalization|
|HY 312 Gender and Emigration in 19th Century Ireland|
|SP 104 Global Society|
|KD 203 Global Movements|
|GY 317 Global Ecosystem Pressures and Sustainability|
|SO 320A Global Conceptions of Race and Ethnicity|
MA degree programmes in:
|Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes (CREOLE) MHC58|
|Society and Space MH50E|
These recently completed PhD theses at Maynooth University give an excellent insight into the range of research expertise in this cluster.
Maynooth University is an ideal Host Institution for a Marie Skłodowska Curie Individual Fellowship and this cluster is interested in finding potential applicants. Find a mentor below or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Transnational Ireland, in association with the Migration, Transnationalism & Diaspora research cluster at Maynooth, are holding an event called 'Transnationalism in Practice' in Maynooth on 12 September.
Date: Friday, 15 July 2016
Launch of report - Workers on the Move: Chester Beatty Library, Dublin 2
Date: Wednesday, 09 December 2015