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The UvA Summer School The Coloniality of Migration Politics in Europe invites PhD researchers to critically explore legacies and dis/continuities of coloniality in citizenship- and migration politics in Europe. In a series of workshops, lectures and intensive feedback sessions, participants will critically engage with the legacies of (methodological) whiteness and racism in migration studies, dis/continuities between colonial mobility governance and contemporary migration politics, as well as tackle their own positionalities and roles in knowledge production systems.

The summer school provides a broad platform for reflection, through a co-creation workshop with The Refugee Academy (VU), a positionality workshop with Dr. Laura Kapinga, Dr. Rik Huizinga and Dr. Reza Shaker  (University of Groningen, Utrecht University & Leiden University), alongside lectures by prof. Rosalba Icaza Garza (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Dr. Joe Turner (University of York). The summer school includes excursions around Amsterdam, allowing participants to engage with questions of coloniality and migration in a multitude of settings, beyond academia. This Summer School is supported by the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies, Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, as well as by the Strange(r) Families Project.

How to apply

Please apply to participate in the summer school by submitting an abstract by 27 February 2023 to Your abstracts should be 350-500 words and state the theme, question and methodology of the paper you intend to discuss in the Summer School. In addition, your abstract should briefly explain your motivation for participating in the Summer School. Please also note whether you would like to be considered for a 500 euro travel grant. We will select candidates based on the quality of their abstracts.