ROUNDTABLE – Trauma in the Context of Global Migration – Opening up an Analytical Field

University of Göttingen, Online, -, Deutschland.


The Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig) and the Stiftung Adam von Trott, Imshausen e.V. would like to invite you to the public roundtable “Trauma in the Context of Global Migration – Opening up an Analytical Field”. Please feel free to forward this invitation.

04 March 2021, 19:00 – 20:30 CET, Online via Zoom
• Dr Orkideh Behrouzan (Dep. of Anthropology and Sociology, SOAS University of London)
• Prof Shahram Khosravi (Dep. of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University)
• Dr Maria Belz (Network for Traumatised Refugees in Lower Saxony, NTFN)
• Prof Margarete Boos (Department of Social and Communication Psychology, University of Göttingen)
Abstract: Since at least the long summer of migration in 2015 representations of migrants and refugees as traumatized masses have been omnipresent in European media and politics. They raise narratives and discourses of migrants and refugees as victims in need of help and mobilized the compassion and solidarity of a revitalized civil society. This roundtable discussion aims to closely examine the multiple dimensions that the association of (forced) migration with trauma entails. Bringing together social and cultural anthropologists with academic and practice psychologists it opens up the question whether trauma as a notion and analytical concept is suitable in the field of global migration to include historical and social contexts, describe individual experiences and agency or capture collective memories.
For more information and registration visit our website.
The public roundtable is part of the workshop “Beyond Victimhood and Stigmatization: Trauma, Ruptured Memories and Agency in the Context of Global Migration”.

Sponsored by:

Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig)
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14
37073 Göttingen
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