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Migration Working Group

Trans-Asia as method: de-westernising, de-nationalising and de-academicising knowledge production in Asia

Migration Working Group

16 October 2018

14:00 - 16:00 | Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia, EUI

This MWG session will address the potential of “trans-Asia” approaches as a strategic method (rather than academic methodology) to consider transnationally shared issues such as migration and cultural diversity on the supra-national level and examine transnational exchange and connections engendered by popular media culture flows across East Asia.

Referring to research projects that Professor Koichi Iwabuchi has been conducting such as cross-border dialogue through popular media culture flows and multiculturalism from below in Japanese and East Asian contexts, the session will discuss the potentials of four “de-” approaches to knowledge production—de-westernising, decompartmentalising, de-nationalising and de-academising—towards the collaborative engagement with transnationally shared issues across various divides and borders .


Chair: Nick Dines | European University Institute

Trans-Asia as method: de-westernising, de-nationalising and de-academicising knowledge production in Asia

Koichi Iwabuchi | European University Institute and Monash University


Jérémie Molho | European University Institute

Monica SassatelliGoldsmiths College University of London, and University of Bologna


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Andrew Geddes

Anna Triandafyllidou


Villa Schifanoia


Last Tuesday of each month, from 14:00 till 16:00 hours. Coffee/tea break offered at 16:00


Valentina Bettin
Email  [email protected]
Tel. [+39] 055 4685 807 


Former directors:

Rainer Bauböck (2008-2012)
Jean-Pierre Cassarino (2006-2008) 
Virginie Guiraudon (2005-2006)
Philippe Fargues (2004-2005)
Franck Düvell (2002-2004) 

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