Dr. Jose de Arimateia

Dr. José de Arimatéia da Cruz is Associate Professor of International Relations and Comparative Politics at Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, GA., where he teaches courses in World Politics, Environmental Politics, Latin American Politics, Theories of International Relations, Governments of Africa, Third World National Security, Comparative Foreign Policy, Media and Politics in Latin America, Foundations of International Relations, International Organisations, G8 and Savannah, Ethical Theories & Moral Issues in Government, HIV/AIDS in the Developing World.  Dr. da Cruz received his PhD in International Relations and Comparative Politics (Africa and Latin America Politics) from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. He has published in the "Journal of Politics & Policy", "Studies Revue Canadienne des Etudes Latino-Americaines et Caraib", "Law Enforcement Executive Forum", "International Social Science Review", "The Latin Americanist", "Latin American Politics and Society", and "Journal of Third World Studies". His research agenda includes Latin American and African foreign policy,
Latin American and African national security, Latin American media and politics, the social, political and economic impact of HIV/AIDS in Latin America and Africa global cybersecurity.

Scholarship at the University of Stavanger in March 2012.

Dr. Joachim Baur

Dr. Joachim Baur is an independent curator and museum consultant, based in Berlin (www.die-exponauten.com). He currently develops the master plan for a new museum at the historic site of the Friedland refugee camp and curates an exhibition on migration and mobility at the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden. He teaches courses in museum studies at NYU Berlin and HTW University of Applied Sciences Berlin and lectures widely on contemporary museum-related issues. He holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology (University of Tuebingen, 2009) and an M.A. in Modern European History (University of Stuttgart, 2001) and Museum Studies (New York University, 2004). He is the recipient of numerous grants and scholarships, among others from Fulbright, the German Historical Institute Washington DC and the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and has published on the history and theory of museums, migration history, representations of multiculturalism and the trans-/nationalization of memory.


Lecture at the University of Oldenburg in September 2012.

Dr. Synnøve Bendixsen

Dr. Synnøve Bendixsen is presently a post doctoral fellow at IMER Bergen (International Migration & Ethnic Relations Research Unit), Rokkan Centre at the University of Bergen in the research project “Provision of Welfare to Irregular Migrants”. She conducts research on irregular migration in Norway, focusing on political mobilisation, access, use and trust towards social welfare institutions, and health issues. In 2010 she obtained her PhD in Social Anthropology from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (Paris) and Humboldt University (Berlin) (double diploma). In 2008 -2009 she taught sociology at the University of Kurdistan-Hawler (North Iraq). Her research interests are irregular migration, muslims in Europe, social inclusion and exclusion, religious subjectivity, technologies of the body, gender and youth.


Scholarship at the Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, in October 2012.

Dr. Martin Butler

Dr. Martin Butler is currently Junior Professor of American Literary and Cultural Studies in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Oldenburg. His main areas of research are (theories of) popular culture, theories of myth and cultural memory, American Puritanism, Inter-American literatures and cultures and urban cultures.

Scholarship at the Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, in August 2012.

Dr. Norbert Cyrus

Dr. Norbert Cyrus is currently working in the Research Unit Nation and Society of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research. He just finished a project on developing effective measures to support the victims of trafficking for the purpose of labor exploitation, currently he is working on perspectives on irregular immigration. He has published books, book chapters and journal articles on trafficking, irregular migration and support structures for migrants.


Lecture at the University of Oldenburg in September 2012.

Dr. Ahmed Gamal Eldin

Dr. Ahmed Gamal Eldin is Assistant Professor and Postgraduate Coordinate at the Regional Institute of Gender, Diversity, Peace and Rights of Ahfad University for Women, Sudan. He acquired his first degree in Economics from the University of Khartoum, and his MA and PhD from the University of Leeds, England. Before moving into academia, Dr Gamal Eldin worked with national and international aid agencies (assisting IDPs and refugees) in Sudan and England for over 10 years. His current research interests include state and migration, development and migration, the political elites’ perception and representation of urban-based IDPs and refugees, and the role of internal aid agencies in providing for and protecting IDPs and refugees


Scholarship at the University of Oldenburg in November/December 2012.

Dr. Moha Ennaji

Dr. Moha Ennaji is Senior Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Studies. He was head of the English Department at the University of Fez, Morocco, and the director of Arab Studies at Rutgers University. His most recent publications include Women Writing North Africa, co-authored with F Sadiqi et al (2009), Migration and Gender in Morocco, co-authored with Fatima Sadiqi and published by the Red Sea Press, USA in 2008. He is currently working on a book about Muslim migrants in Europe and on Amazigh dictionary.


Lecture at the University of Oldenburg in September 2012.

Dr. Jure Gombač

Dr. Jure Gombač studied History and Sociology at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He later worked at the University of Ljubljana, University of Primorska in Koper, Slovenia and University of Trieste, Italy. He was involved in various international research projects with the University of Bologna, Jakobstad Svenska Arbetarinstitut (Finland), University Ca` Foscari (Venice, Italy) and University of Zagreb (Croatia). Currently, he works as a researcher at the Slovenian Migration Institute (Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts) and lecturer at the University of Nova Gorica. He has a PhD in the field of Sociology and his research lies mainly in the field of forced migrations from Yugoslavia, East and Central Europe after the Second World War, and in transnational studies.


Scholarship at the Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, in October 2012.

Lisa Maria Heschl

Lisa Maria Heschl is currently a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain, and PhD candidate at the Karl Franzens University Graz, Austria. Her research focus on the external dimension of the European migration policy and legal responsibilities arising out of the extraterritorial application of international human rights and refugee rights instruments. Before her fellowship she was working at the Institute of International Law and International Relations of the Karl-Franzens University Graz as research and project assistant. Her last project encompassed the drafting of a study for the European Parliament on ‘The effect of migration policies on the human rights in the European neighbourhood’. She holds a law degree (Magistra juris) of the University of Graz and a European Master Degree in Human Rights and Democratization (E.MA). She has published in the field of the European Asylum and Migration Policy most recently Wolfgang Benedek/Lisa Heschl, ‘Ordnung im Chaos von Flucht und Migration: die EU auf dem Weg zu einer harmonisierten Asyl- und Einwanderungspolitik’, in Ulrike Bechmann und Christian Friedl, "Chaos – Beiträge von Vortragenden der Montagsakademie 2010/11, Grazer Universitätsverlag (2011).


Lecture at the University of Oldenburg in September 2012.

Dr. Natasa Hrastnik

Dr. Natasa Hrastnik is an Assistant Professor of African Studies and a part time Lecturer at the University of Nova Gorica, Faculty for Humanities. She obtained her PhD in 2003 at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts. Her research interests are African Literature, Gender and Postcolonial Studies, Methodology of Cross-cultural Studies. Her current project is African Women at Home and Beyond - on concepts of Home, Migration and Identity in African Women Writing (Mkuki na Nyota Publishers, Dar es Salaam). She is also a full time flute teacher, and a gestallt and experiential family therapist.


Scholarship at the Ahfad University for Women, Sudan, in August/ September 2012.

Barbara Loreck & Hubert Mahela Katamba

Barbara Lorecks performances explore transformation processes of every day objects and situations into live stories using video, live acts and movement. Among her latest projects is Namibian Islands, a theatrical research and performance created with theatre students from Katutura/Windhoek about postcolonial traces in very day life in today’s Namibia. The performance Blow up 160 is situated at the interface of privacy, suspicion and surveillance and traveled so far to Brussels, Istanbul and Bangalore.
She is co-founder of several independent art initiatives such as fernwärme, a production and artistic research network for performance artists and co-curator of the corresponding event series at ausland, Berlin. Since 2001 she teaches in the field of theatre, performance and video at various Art Universities. In 2010/11 she is visiting professor at the University of the Arts in Berlin. She has a Master in Roman Languages, Theatre and Film and completed the 4-year Body-Mind-Centering Practitioner Program (training for movement, dance, experimental anatomy) in the USA. Barbara Loreck lives and works in Berlin, Germany.

Hubert Mahela is an actor and a story teller. He is among the founders of the cultural and educational centre Escape Masolo in Kinshasa, a shelter for former child soldiers and street children. In the language Lingala, Masolo means dialogue, narration, understanding. He lives and works in France and the DRC.


Joint Workshop at the University of Oldenburg/Edith Russ Site for Media Art in October 2012.

Dr. Milan Mesic

Dr. Milan Mesic is Professor of Sociology at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students in the field of the sociology of migration, refugee studies, social movements and multiculturalism. He was Director of the Institute for Migration, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal Migration Themes (Migracijske teme), and Academic Coordinator of the one-semester- university programme for the American students coming from two university consortia - ACM and GLCA. He was a Fulbright fellow at Tufts University, Medford, MA. For his last book “International Migrations - Flows and Theories” (Meðunarodne migracije - tokovi i teorije) he won the Croatian State Award for scientific work.


Scholarship at the University of Stavanger in April 2012.

Dr. Renu Modi

Dr. Renu Modi is a Senior Lecturer and former Director (2008-2010) of the Centre for African Studies, University of Mumbai. She is a political scientist and graduated from the Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. She received her PhD from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her recent books are, Beyond Relocation: the Imperative of Sustainable Resettlement (ed. Sage, New Delhi, 2009) and South- South Cooperation: Africa on the Centre Stage ed. Palgrave Macmillan (2011): United Kingdom. She has also served as the social development consultant with the Inspection Panel of the World Bank. Her research interests include India-Africa diasporas, migration and trade from a historical as well a contemporary perspective.


Scholarship at the University of Oldenburg in October/ November 2012.

Dr. Roberts Muriisa

Dr. Roberts Muriisa is currently Dean of the Faculty of Development Studies at Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Uganda. In June 2007, he obtained his PhD in Political Science/Public Administration from the University of Bergen/Norway. His main research areas are governance and policy, aid agencies, north-south cooperation and civil society, donors and NGOs and HIV/AIDS. He is supervisor for Master students and PhD students at MUST. Dr. Muriisa is an Academic and Editorial Board Member of the "African Journal of Business and Law" (AJOBAL).

Scholarship at the University of Stavanger in May 2012.

Dr. Gunhild Odden

Dr. Gunhild Odden currently works as a researcher at Centre for Interculturel Communication (SIK) in Stavanger, Norway. She holds a PhD in sociology and a Master's degree in International Migration and Interethnic Relations from the University of Poitiers (France). A part of the Master's degree was completed at the University of Salamanca (Spain). Gunhild has previously been working as a Doctoral Research Fellow at Migrinter (France) Research Institute on a grant provided by the French Ministry of Education and Research. Her main research interests are migration systems, transnationalism, migratory trajectories, migrants' aspirations and decisions and social networks. Her regions of specialization are Southern Europe (in particular Spain) and Western Africa (in particular Senegal). Gunhild has been teaching sociology at the School of Mission and Theology (MHS) in Stavanger and gives regularly courses in intercultural communication to expatriates and/or Norwegians in the Stavanger region.


Scholarship at the Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, in September 2012.

Dr. Ingrid Palmary

Dr. Ingrid Palmary is an associate professor at the African Centre for Migration and Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She has written on a range of topics including gender-based vioolence in times of armed conflict and the gendered nature of displacement. She is co-editor of 'Gender and Migration' (Zed Books 2011) and of 'Handbook of International Feminisms' (forthcoming).


Scholarship at the University of Oldenburg in November/December 2012.

Dr. Widad A. Rahman

Dr. Widad A. Rahman  is currently Assistant Professor in the School of Management Studies at Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman. She has a background in business studies and management and a special interest in the theory and practice of women entrepreneurship. Her research is on Women’s Engagement in the Labour Market: Old Challenges and New Prospects. She is a specialist in women and gender studies. Dr. Rahman actively designs new training programmes, mentors Sudanese women entrepreneurs and actively collaborates with several national ministries and international organisations (UN Development Programme, UN Global Compact, and the UN Population Fund).

Scholarship at the University of Stavanger in May 2012.

Dr. Mitja Sardoč

Dr. Mitja Sardoč works as a researcher at the Educational Research Institute in Ljubljana and at the Slovenian Institute of Migration of the Scientific Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, where he is currently engaged in research projects on citizenship education and multiculturalism. His research focuses on political theory and philosophy of education. He is author of several scholarly articles and editor of several journal special issues on citizenship education, political theory and philosophy of education. He is Executive Editor of Theory and Research in Education [published by SAGE] and member of the editorial board of the following scholarly journals including Educational Philosophy and Theory, European Educational Research Journal and The Journal of Critical Education Policy Studies. He is editor, most recently, of two books published by Blackwell: Citizenship, Inclusion and Democracy: A Symposium on Iris Marion Young and Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education.


Scholarship at the Makerere University Kampala in September/ October 2012.

Dr. Fatima Sadiqi

Dr. Fatima Sadiqi is a former Fulbright Scholar and recipient of a Harvard Fellowship. She is Senior Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies at the University of Fez and Founding Director of the Isis Centre for Women and Development. She is also a UN Gender Expert and an active member of numerous international bodies and projects that deal with language, women, and gender issues.
She is the author of Women, Gender, and Language in Morocco (Brill, 2003). She edited and co-edited a number of volumes, among which Migration and Gender in Morocco (with Moha Ennaji, Red Sea Press: 2008). She co-edited a volume with Moha Ennaji on Women in the Middle East and North Africa: Agents of Change which has been published by Routledge in October 2010. Fatima Sadiqi is currently working on Moroccan women's empowerment from a beyond Islam perspective.


Lecture at the University of Oldenburg in September 2012.

Dr. Ranabir Samaddar

Dr. Ranabir Samaddar is the Director of the Calcutta Research Group. He has pioneered along with others peace studies programmes in South Asia. He has worked extensively on issues of justice and rights in the context of conflicts in South Asia. The much-acclaimed The Politics of Dialogue (Ashgate, 2004) was the culmination of his work on justice, rights, and peace. His particular researches have been on migration and refugee studies, the theory and practices of dialogue, nationalism and post-colonial statehood in South Asia, and new regimes of technological restructuring and labour control. His recent political writings published in the form of a 2 volume account, The Materiality of Politics (Anthem Press, 2007), and the just published The Emergence of the Political Subject (Sage, 2009) have challenged some of the prevailing accounts of the birth of nationalism and the nation state, and have signalled a new turn in critical post-colonial thinking.   


Scholarship at the University of Oldenburg in November/ December 2012.

Dr. Ulrike Schultz

Dr. Ulrike Schultz is a sociologist with a specialisation in development and gender studies. She currently holds a professorship in development studies at the Adventist University of Friedensau. She is also teaching at African Universities and organised summer schools and workshops in Africa and Germany. Her main research fields are household economics, gender politics in Africa and refugee studies. Her current research project deals with "Ethnic belonging and return migration after the CPA in Sudan". Ulrike Schultz has a long experience of field work in Sudan and Kenya. She uses qualitative research methods and regularly teaches qualitative research methods in African and German universities.


Workshops at the University of Oldenburg in October and November 2012.

Dr. Hassane Souley

Dr. Hassane Souley is a senior associate researcher at the University of Poitiers/Migrinter, France and works for the Centre of African Researchers in Niamey, Niger. Dr. Souley holds a PhD (2007) from the University Aix-Marseilles/Université de Provence, France in Contemporary History & the Sociology of Africa. His research focuses on questions of African diasporas and the production of global cultures and identities.

Scholarship at the University of Stavanger May/ June 2012.

Dr. Melissa Steyn

Dr. Melissa Steyn has been developing Diversity Studies as a field in South African Higher Education over a period of 10 years. She was founding director of iNCUDISA (Intercultural and Diversity Studies) at the University of Cape Town, where she also convened an MPhil Programme in Diversity Studies. Currently she is working on establishing a similar centre at Wits, where she is Professor in Sociology. Melissa works on interlocking hegemonic social orders, but she is best known for her work on whiteness and white identity in post-apartheid South Africa. Her book, Whiteness just isn’t what is used to be: White identity in a changing South Africa (2001, SUNY Press,) won the 2002 outstanding book award in the International and Intercultural Communication Division, NCA. She has co-edited The Prize and the Price: Shaping Sexualities in South Africa (Vol 2)  (2009, HSRC), Performing Queer: Shaping Sexualities in South Africa (Vol 1) (2005, Kwela), Under construction: Race and identity in South Africa Today  (2004, Heinemann) and Cultural Synergy in South Africa: Weaving Strands of Africa and Europe (1996, Knowledge Resources). In 2009 Melissa was a recipient of UCT’s Distinguished Teacher’s Award and in 2010 the CHE/HELTASA National Excellence in Teaching Award.


Scholarship at the University of Oldenburg in November/December 2012.

Dr. Qaisar Sultana

Dr. Qaisar Sultana is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Special Education at Eastern Kentucky University, USA. She holds a PhD in Special Education from the University of Georgia, USA. Her main research topics are international education, multicultural education and teaching and education. Dr. Sultana has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the United Nations Development Programme.

Scholarship at the University of Stavanger in April and May 2012.

Dr. Dita Vogel

Dr. Dita Vogel works as senior researcher, consultant and trainer in the Network Migration in Europe e.V. since 2011, realising projects on behalf of  international, European, national and local organisations. Vogel has published extensively on political, economic and social issues concerning migration in a comparative perspective, particularly on migration control, irregular migration, German migration policy and on civic participation of immigrants. Find a list of publications and projects at irregular-migration.net/index.php


Scholarship at the University of Oldenburg in October 2012.

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa

Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa is a fine artist. She works in a wide range of media, including installation, sound, video, photography, printmaking, drawing and text. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: KM 500.5 (Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany), 301 Stills (Kampala Contemporary Art Festival, Uganda), I Like Inside, O Like Outside (Vienna International Film Festival, Austria), Chewing the Scenery (Swiss Off-Site Pavillion, 54th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale die Venezia, Italy); Serpentine Gallery Map Marathon (Serpentine Gallery, London, Great Britain), Públicos y Contrapúblicos (Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporaneo, Seville, Espana), amd Whose Map Is It? New Mapping by Artists (Institute of International Visual Art, London, Great Britain). 

Wolukau-Wanambwa is a Research Fellow at the Institute of Heritage, Conservation & Restoration at Makerere University Kampala, Uganda, and a Fine Art Researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie (Netherland). She is currently working on `On Houses and Death`- an artistic investigation of the changing relationship between the land, the building and the body in contemporary Uganda.


Workshop at the University of Oldenburg in November 2012.


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