Call for Participants: MIRNet Summer School in Tallinn, August 10-12

MIRNet, the EC-funded Horizon 2020  project will host a Summer School at the Tallinn University, Estonia from August 10th-12th 2022. The topics discussed cover the research areas of migration, diaspora, transnationalism and integration.

Want to participate? Apply before July 30th by filling out the form at
Attendance is free, including coffee breaks and lunch on August 10 and 11.
The number of spots is limited!


The event is hosted by Tallinn University. Leading academics, as well as early-career and doctoral researchers will come together for a three-day event.

All times are UTC +3, EEST.


August 10: Training for Publishing Workshop

9:00  – 10:00 Should I Write a Book?
Russell King and Farid Miah, University of Sussex

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:30 Refereeing for academic journals
Laura Morosanu & Russell King, University of Sussex

11:30 – 12:30 Dos and don’ts in academic English
Jenny Money, University of Sussex

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Paper presentations, 1st session
30 mins for each paper consisting of 15mins presentation + 5min feedback from a senior academic+ 5min feedback form another presenter + 5 min for comments/questions from the audience

Racial, Ethnic, and Religious Prejudices as Political Remittances of Transnational Burmese Bamar Refugee Returnees
Jae Hyun Park, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

Female Javanese domestic workers’ home-(un)making and belonging as part of the transnational migration process between Indonesia and Taiwan
Chu Chun Yu, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex

Title to be confirmed
Daina Grosa, University of Sussex

15:30-16:00 Afternoon Coffee Break

16:00-17:30 Paper presentations, 2nd session

Active Citizenship in space: Shaping Lasnamäe as a site & scale for citizenship practices
Nawal Shaharyar, Tallinn University

Forever migrants? How Russian language media in Estonia reconstitutes our understanding of citizenship
Ivan Polynin, Tallinn University

Title to be confirmed
Gerly Elbrecht, Tallinn University

August 11: State of the Art & Beyond (Research Seminar & Guest Lectures)

10:00- 11:30 MIRNet Research Seminar #5

Multi-scalar ethnography: mobility & world making
Biao Xiang, Professor of Social Anthropology, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

11:30-12:00 Coffee Break

12:00-13:30 Summer School Seminar 1

Towards an intersectional approach to populism: comparative perspectives from Finland and India
Élise Féron, Senior Research Fellow, Tampere Peace Research Institute (TAPRI), Faculty of Social Sciences, Tampere University

13:30-14:30 Lunch Break

14:30- 15:30 Summer School Seminar 2

No longer on the periphery? Understanding contemporary highly-skilled immigration flows to the Baltic region
Nilay Kilinç, Postdoctoral Researcher, Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, University of Helsinki

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00-17:00 Summer School Seminar 3

The role of FBOs in supporting migrants during Covid-19
Roberta Riccucci, Associate Professor, Sociology of Islam & Sociology of Interethnic relations, University of Turin

August 12: Opinion Festival at Paide, Estonia.

    • The MIRNet team will host the Migration Stage with several panel talks on the current issues of migration and integration
      • 12:00-13:30 Panel on migration turn (in Estonian). Moderator: Prof. Leif Kalev, Tallinn University
      • 14:00-15:30 Panel about citizenship (in Estonian). Moderator: Prof. Leif Kalev, Tallinn University
      • 16:00-17:30 “Are migration crises the new normal in Europe?” (in English). Moderator: Ass.Prof. Mari-Liis Jakobson, Tallinn University
      • 18:00-19:30 Panel on finno-ugric identity in the context of the current geopolitical situation in cooperation with NGO Fenno-Ugria (in Estonian). Moderator: Ass.Prof.  Barbi Pilvre
      • For more information on the annual Opinion Festival, Estonia’s largest democracy festival, visit https://arvamusfestival/en

Apply to the MIRNet Summer School

The MIRNet team is offering opportunities for free participation, including coffee breaks and lunch on August 10 and 11 Additionally, travel on day 3 Tallinn-Paide-Tallinn is covered for accepted participants.

Apply before July 30th by filling out the form at
The number of spots is limited!

Selected participants will be confirmed by August 2nd.

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