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PhD masterclass with prof. Anoop Nayak "Researching youth, gender and race in urban settings"

Friday, 8 March, 2019 - 12:00 to Friday, 8 March, 2019 - 15:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Pleinlaan 5
5.61 (5th floor)
PhD masterclass

Anoop Nayak is professor in Social and Cultural Geography at Newcastle University (UK). His research interests are in the fields of racism, ethnicity, migration and asylum; youth and cultural studies; masculinities, education and labour; whiteness, nationalism and new theories of social class. As a former postgraduate in Cultural Studies (University of Birmingham) he is a trained ethnographer with an interest in life-history, biography and visual methods. His current research focuses on education, aspirations and employment amongst Bangladeshi youth and everyday encounters amongst Bangladeshi youth exploring issues of racism, resistance and mobility. 

Professor Nayak thus has extensive experience in researching intersections of gender, race, ethnicity and migration amongst youth in urban settings, using innovative ethnographic methods. In this masterclass, he will share his experience and provide feedback for PhD-researchers in different stages of their research. The masterclass will be particularly useful for researchers studying youth and dynamics of race in disciplines like urban studies, gender studies, sociology, anthropology or psychology.

To prepare for the masterclass, the participants will be invited to familiarize themselves with the work of prof. Nayak by reading 2 of his recent articles. Participants are also asked to prepare a concise presentation, to present it during the masterclass (max. 10 minutes) and to formulate some concrete questions for input and feedback.

For any questions, please contact the organisers:

Michiel De Proost (RHEA) : michiel.de.proost@vub.be

Sophie Withaeckx (RHEA): sophie.withaeckx@vub.be 

Nick Schuermans (Cosmopolis): nick.schuermans@vub.be

Please register by using the form below. Places are limited, so please register in time and by Monday 25th February at latest!

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