Public event

Mobilities, Politics and Solidarities: People on the Move across and around the Mediterranean Sea

Speakers Series open lecture by Dr Anitta Kynsilehto, New Social Research Programme of Tampere University


The contemporary context of migration governance in the Mediterranean neighbourhood can be characterized by successive crises. The European Union member-states are pushing the responsibility for search and rescue operations between themselves and doing everything to transfer these responsibilities outside the territory of the EU. This talk traces the developments towards enhanced outsourcing of ‘migration management’, border control and asylum, and discusses the ways in which solidarity figures in the debates that seek to seal the EU’s external borders and increasingly question the openness of the internal ones. Besides debates of state-level solidarity or lack thereof, the talk brings forth and examines multiple practices of solidarity that are enacted with, for and by the people on the move.

Speakers Series Spring 2019

Time: Every second Tuesday, at 16.15-17.45
Place: Pinni B building lecture hall B1096, Kanslerinrinne 1

05.03. Mobilities, Politics and Solidarities: People on the Move across and around the Mediterranean Sea
Dr Anitta Kynsilehto, NSR
19.03. Gender, Party Politics and Democracy in Europe: A Study of European Parliament’s Party Groups
Professor Johanna Kantola, SOC
02.04. From Social Interaction to Digital Connectivity: Processes of Mediatization and the Transformation of the Self
Professor Rainer Winter, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt
16.04. Freedom of Movement - White Privilege or Universal Human Right?
Dr Jukka Könönen, IASR
14.05. From Anti-gender Wars to Black Protests: Recent Gendered Political Mobilizations in Poland
Dr Barbara Gaweda, IASR


The Speakers Series is a series of Studia Generalia Lectures in the Study of Society organized weekly by Tampere University Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with the New Social Research Programme (NSR). The lectures are given by the Research Fellows as well as the distinguished guests of the IASR and the NSR.

For the programme, please check the IASR website. Most doctoral students can also get 2 ECTS for attending a minimum of six IASR Lectures, altogether 6 ECTS at the maximum. These 2 ECTS for attending 6 lectures can be earned during two successive terms.