Prof. Günther Pallaver from the University of Innsbruck and Prof. Max Haller from the University of Graz joined us for two days of discussing diversity issues and the latest findings from our research projects.
My article “Between Consolidated Autonomy and Separatist Claims: a European Perspective on Present-Day South Tyrol” has recently been published in a special issue of the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe.
The workshop took place in Innsbruck from July 16-18th, and focused on diversity-related contexts (e.g. migration, disability) that were analyzed from different interdisciplinary perspectives (law, political science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, education science).
The workshop program (in German) can be found here.
My presentation gave a broad introduction to the inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in South Tyrol and Bavaria, and I was able to connect with public officials working on the subject as well as with representatives of self-representation organizations after the talk. I’d like to thank Planet Science and the Free University of Bozen/Bolzano for this valuable opportunity to share and discuss my research!
I’m delighted to announce that I will be a guest researcher at the Institute for Comparative Federalism, EURAC Research (Bozen/Bolzano, Italy) from May until August 2018.
I will be conducting field work for my research project on the political participation of persons with disabilities at the regional level, and I’m looking forward to discuss my findings with the experts at EURAC Research!
On March 22th, 2018 I gave a presentation at the kick-off event for the 2018 “Buddies for Refugees” program at TUM. I had already taken part in the first program in 2015, so I was very happy to be invited back for another talk, focusing on the political and societal events that took place in the three years since my first presentation in the buddy program.
More information on “Buddies for Refugees” can be found here.
The article I’ve written together with my former Max Planck colleague, Dr. Laura Dobusch, has now been published by the Zeitschrift für Führung und Personalmanagement in der Gesundheitswirtschaft.
Our paper talks about the challenges posed to health care systems by migratory movements and increasingly diverse societies, and looks at how diversity management practices may be helpful in dealing with these issues. The full issue of the ZFPG can be found here.
I’m very happy to announce that my paper “A Common Commitment: Civil Society and European Solidarity in the ‘Refugee Crisis'” has just been published in a volume edited by Timofey Agarin and Nevena Nancheva titled A European Crisis: Perspectives on Refugees, Solidarity and Europe (Ibidem Press, 2018).
The book analyzes the links between refugee migration and the perception of Europe in crisis, by looking at the construction of crisis narratives and the erosion of European core-concepts like solidarity. My article can be found here. The edited volume is available for purchase in all online bookstores, e.g. here.