23 – 24 March 2017. Conference on Discrimination in the Context of Migration and Mobility at the University of Neuchatel.

Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Discrimination in the Context of Migration and Mobility

University of Neuchatel, Main Building, Avenue du 1er-Mars 26, Rooms C43 and C56

This two-day conference aims to initiate an interdisciplinary exchange, which unpacks the implications of commonalities and ambiguities in understandings and uses of the notion of discrimination. The event brings together researchers from different academic disciplines to discuss the meaning and use of discrimination as a concept. It will also shed light on different methods employed to study discrimination “on the ground”.

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Various levels of analysis will be considered, including institutional discrimination, discrimination in interpersonal interaction and intergroup settings, and discrimination at the level of public representation. The aim is to create the basis for a more comprehensive understanding of discrimination across disciplines, including, but not limited to, Economics, Legal Studies, Social Sciences and Philosophy. The conference combines the discussion of different understandings and methodological approaches to discrimination with case studies of ethnic and racial, religious and gender discrimination.

The conference is organized in the framework of the nccr – on the move. We invite interested students and scholars to join the conference as non-presenting audience. Places are limited and will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis. Registration fees are CHF 25 for students and PhD candidates and CHF 50 for PostDocs and senior scholars. Please e-mail Eva Zschirnt to register for the event.

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