Interdisciplinary PhD workshop


The Doctoral Training Network for Minority Research is delighted to announce a two-day interdisciplinary workshop for doctoral students with a focus on

  • minority research (the role of gender, religion, ethnicity and sexuality in particular)
  • methodology
  • reflexivity

Doctoral students conducting research on related themes are invited to participate in this workshop with either short parts of their thesis or their research plan.

The workshop takes place on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th January 2018 in Turku, Finland. The workshop is organized around discussions on the researcher’s position, the concept of ‘minority’, questions on identity, discrimination, tolerance and exclusion.

Keynote speakers & Program

The keynote speakers are

  • Docent Nazar Akrami, Uppsala University
  • Professor Mary McClintock Fulkerson, Duke Divinity School
  • Professor Karim Murji, University of West London
  • Professor Yvette Taylor,  University of Strathclyde

The program includes keynote lectures and discussion groups led by our keynote-speakers and Professors from Åbo Akademi University (Mikael Lindfelt, Peter Nynäs, Pamela Slotte, Magdalena Kmak) and De Montfort University, UK (Rusi Jaspal). The workshop provides a great opportunity to take a step back and reflect on your research, your methods and your position as a researcher – and a lot of networking.


To indicate your interest in participating in the workshop, please send in your abstract (max 250 words incl. title), personal information (name, affiliation) to mmeijer(at) by 15th of October 2017.

The more detailed information on the groups and the program will be announced in the beginning of December. The participation fee is 100 € (accommodation is not included).

We are looking forward to an inspiring workshop and hope to see you there,

With kind regards,

Organizing team

Emma Audas, Malin Fredriksson, Marlijn Meijer and Minja Westerlund