Geography

Transnationalism, Diaspora and Migrants' Lives

Module code: 855F8
Level 7 (Masters)
30 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar
Assessment modes: Essay

In this module you:

  • engage critically with key theoretical debates over the concepts of transnationalism and diaspora
  • assess qualitative methodological approaches to transnational dimensions of migrants' lives
  • reflect critically on representations of migrants and mobility
  • demonstrate knowledge of the power relations and institutional contexts that shape migrant agency, transnational connections and expressions of diasporic identity
  • critically evaluate policies, campaigns and migrants' own initiatives in relation to specific transnational engagements.

Module learning outcomes

  • Understand and engage critically with key theoretical debates over the concepts of transnationalism and diaspora
  • Assess qualitative methodological approaches to transnational dimensions of migrants' lives
  • Reflect critically on representations of migrants and mobility
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the power relations and institutional contexts that shape migrant agency, transnational connections and expressions of diasporic identiy
  • Critically evaluate policies, campaigns and migrants' own initiatives in relation to specific transnational engagements