Workshop Refugee Mobilizations

Date: 3 November 2015, 9.15 a.m – 6.30 p.m.
Venue: Franz-Mehring-Platz 1, Berlin-Friedrichshain

We invite scientists and knowledge activists to a one-day workshop on the latest wave of refugee mobilizations throughout Europe. Scholars, activists, and activist scholars have systemativally gathered a great deal of knowledge about these mobilizations – in research projects, discussion groups, and publications.

We organize this workshop to connect people active in this field and to facilitate the discussion about:

  • the challenges and problems of collecting information on refugee mobilizations in a systematic way,
  • the role that scholars assume and the position they choose when they engage in research activities,
  • the visibility of refugee mobilizations both within the academy and in the wider public,
  • options for a sustained network of scholars and knowledge activists,
  • research methods suitable to address central questions related to refugee mobilizations.

We are very happy that Imogen Tyler of Lancaster University, co-editor of “Immigrant protest” (2014) and “Protesting Citizenship” (2014), will join us for the workshop. The proposed schedule is:

09.15-09.30 Welcome and introduction
09.30-10.30 Input by Imogen Tyler and discussion
10.30-10.45 Break
10.45-12.30 Presentation of research projects (à 5 minutes) and comments
12.30-02.00 Lunch break
02.00-04.15 World Café discussion: Challenges of research | role of scholars | visibility | networking | methods
16.15-16.45 Coffee break
16.45-18.30 Plenary discussion

Participation: If you are interested in participating in the workshop, please contact Simon Teune (teune(at)

The workshop is a collaboration of the Institute for Protest- and Social Movement Studies, the Working Group Social Movements within the German Political Science Association, and the Research Area Social Movements, Technology, and Conflict at the Center for Technology and Society (TU Berlin)

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