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Students' Perspective on Inclusion

Refugee Access to Higher Education

Info about event


Friday 30 April 2021,  at 13:00 - 14:00


Online (Zoom)

Read a summary or watch the webinar in its entirety here



Our two guests will be Ester Gallo, Trento University, and Ian M. Cook, Open Learning Initiative, Budapest.

Ester Gallo is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Trento, Department of Sociology and Social Research. She works on migration, gender and religion, and on colonial history, memory and class inequality with reference to South Asia and Southern Europe. She has edited Migration and Religion in Europe: Comparative Perspectives on South Asian Experiences (Routledge, 2016). She is the author of The Fall of the Gods: Kinship, Memory and Middle Classes in South India (Oxford University Press, 2017). She co-authored with Francesca Scrinzi Migrant Men, Masculinities and Reproductive Labour: Men of the Home (Palgrave MacMillan 2016). Since 2018 she is working on academic freedom and displaced scholars, and coordinates the protection program at the University of Trento as well as Scholars at Risk-Italy.

Her contribution is entitled "Displaced Scholars: Protection as a Transformative Scientific Inclusion" (see full abstract attached)

Ian M. Cook directs the Open Learning Initiative’s Weekend Programme in Budapest. An anthropologist working primarily on cities, digital media, environmental justice and doing academia differently, he has published work on small cities, housing, vigilantism, land, environmental injustice and podcasting. He is co-editor (with Céline Cantat  and  Prem Kumar Rajaram) of the forthcoming book Opening Up the University: Teaching and Learning with Refugees

His contribution is entitled "Openings through Teaching / Teaching through Openings: Relationships, Expectations and Adaptability within a University Access Programme" (see full abstract attached)


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We're looking forward to seeing you then!

Best wishes and take care

Céline Cantat
Marie-Agnès Détourbe
Gaële Goastellec
Prem Kumar Rajaram