Lecture Steven Vertovec | ‘Describing urban diversity’

Wednesday 16 Oct 2019, 16:00 - 18:00
Mandeville T 3-02 (NEW LOCATION)
Mandeville Building
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International Lecture Series Department of Public Administration and Sociology (DPAS) presents a lecture by Prof. Steven Vertovec: Describing urban diversity - are we there yet? 


In 2011, the late renowned sociologist Ulrich Beck said: “we do not even have the language through which contemporary superdiversity in the world can be described, conceptualized, understood, explained and researched.” In this lecture, Prof. dr. Steven Vertovec will examine a variety of ways in which social scientists and others have tried to develop relevant language, concepts and methods – asking, “are we there yet?” 

Steven Vertovec is appointed as visiting professor at Department of Public Administration and Sociology for the academic year 2019-2020. He is a leading scholar on issues of migration and diversity. In particular, his work on the rise of superdiversity and on transnationalism has been very influential around the world.  His appointment will be in the context of the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens and the Erasmus Migration and Diversity Institute (EMDI). Vertovec will also be involved in the development of the new LDE Center on the Governance of Migration and Diversity

EMDI thesis Award 

After the lecture the winner of the 2019 EMDI master thesis award will be presented.

About Steven Vertovec
Prof. dr. Steven Vertovec is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen. Previously he was Professor of Transnational Anthropology at the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, Director of the British Economic and Social Research Council’s Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), and Senior Research Fellow at Linacre College, Oxford. In addition, Vertovec is co-editor of the journal Global Networks and editor of the Palgrave Macmillan book series ‘Global Diversities.’

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