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Workshop | Vocabularies of Migration: Reflexive Perspectives on Interdisciplinarity, Translation and Language in Migration Research

Organized by the Chair of Cultural Sociology and the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC)/Research Centre for the Study of Culture (RCSC) in collaboration with the Research Network Migration and Human Rights (FMM)


Feb 08, 2023 from 09:30 to 05:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)


GCSC (Otto-Behaghel-Str. 12), Conference Room, Ground Floor

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 The workshop takes place at Otto-Behaghel-Str. 12. MFR is a conference room, which is located on the ground floor.



07.02.2023, Tuesday


18.00 – 20.00


Workshop Opening Lecture & GCSC Keynote Lecture


Prof. Dr. Sarita Monjane Henriksen (DAAD Visiting Professor, JLU Department of Sociology)

“The Power of Mainstream Western Media in Influencing Discourses on Migration – Defying the Narrative”


08.02.2023, Wednesday


09.30 – 10.00


Welcome & Introductions

Chair of Cultural Sociology & GCSC/RCSC 

10.00 – 12.00

Session 1 

Chair: Jens Kugele (GCSC)

  • Inken Bartels, Laura Stielike, Philipp Schäfer (University of Osnabrück, IMIS - Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies)

“Contested Terminologies of Migration. Presenting the 'Inventar der Migrationsbegriffe’”

Response: Melisa Cicek (GCSC)

  • Sascha Krannich (Justus Liebig University Giessen) & Andreas Gkolfinopoulos (University of Cologne)

“Critical Reflections on Mobility and Stasis (Immobility)”

Response: Erzhena Dugarova (GCSC)

12.00 – 12.30

Meeting with Workshop Participants and Organizers

“From Workshop to Future Prospects and Possibilities”

12.30- 13.30 



13.30 – 15.30


Session 2

Chair: Pinar Gümüs Mantu (JLU & GCSC)

  • Heike Greschke (TU Dresden)

“How Media(tization) Shapes Migration in Practice and Theory”

Response: Pinar Gümüs Mantu (JLU & GCSC)

  • Tetiana Havlin (University of Siegen)

“Multilingual Dilemma: Why Should We De-naturalize Language in Migration Research?”

Response: Anatasiia Marsheva (GCSC)

15.30 – 15.45 

Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.45


Session 3

Chair: Sascha Krannich (JLU & FMM)

  • Aydın Bayad, Elif Sandal-Önal, Meral Gezici Yalçın, N. Ekrem Düzen & Andreas Zick (Bielefeld University, Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence)

“Conflicting Vocabularies: How Home- and Host-state Media Address Turkish Postmigrants?”

Response: Morteza Azimi (GCSC)


16.45 – 17.00



Concluding Remarks