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Linda Renland

At the MA Migration and Diaspora studies, students are allowed to see the human aspects of the topics which is often hidden behind the the endlessly debated theories, policies, numbers and finances.

MA in Migration and Diaspora Studies

The public discourse is one that increasingly presents international migration and diasporic settlements in various places in negative terms. At the MA Migration and Diaspora studies, students are allowed to see the human aspects of the topics which is often hidden behind the the endlessly debated theories, policies, numbers and finances. We are reminded that migration has always been a part of human history and that movement has a much longer and widespread history than the nation-state itself. Furthermore, the idea that the world is more globalized than ever is questioned, as only the movement of some is celebrated, while for others movement is increasingly restricted. The MA fundamentally challenge the perceptions students have of migration and allow students to critically question our own perceptions.