ITM - Inter-Thematic group on Migrations

The Inter-Thematic Group on Migrations (ITM) is a research driven study group that was founded in 2016 at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra. Its activity focuses on migrations and borders from a broad range of disciplinary and epistemic trajectories. Its viewpoint aligns with critical border studies, postcolonial and decolonial studies and critical studies on citizenship, international relations, trauma, race and racism from an intersectional perspective. Its members belong to different CES research groups and projects: they mostly oversee through horizontal and initiative-driven methodologies the organisation of public events such as research seminars and outreach activities, publication of essays and articles for the general public.

In collaboration with other projects and groups at CES, ITM has so far organised the 2020 Migrating Rights | Keywords Series to mark the end of the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in the academic year 2019-2020. The 2020 Migrating Rights | Keywords Series complemented and extended the events launched under the title Migrating Rights by ITM in 2018 and 2019. The 2020 Migrating Rights | Keywords series included 8 events between roundtables and seminars, and an international workshop. The COVID-19 pandemic interrupted this series that hopefully will be resumed in 2021.

Finally, meeting and intellectual exchanges among the group’s members contributed to the elaboration of the following FCT funded projects: “(De)Othering” (2018-2021) and the recently approved UNPOP: Unpacking Populism: Comparing the formation of emotion narratives and their effects on political behaviour” (2020-2023).

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