Connecting the Centers: The New Europeans...
The challenges of our globalized era rarely respect national
boundaries. Dickinson's global network of research and study
centers functions as a string of living laboratories from which students can
trace the causes and consequences of global forces, examine
differing policy responses to global change, and assess and learn
from success and failures. The Mediterranean Migration
project connects our centers in Málaga and Toulouse with our
partner program in Morocco to examine the creation of transnational
communities; ethnic and religious tensions and cooperation;
philosophical orientations toward diversity; and social policy.
Professors Susan Rose (Sociology and Community Studies), Marcelo
Borges (History), and Sylvie Toux (French) form the core of the
interdisciplinary team of faculty leading the project.
The Mediterranean has witnessed the circulation of ideas,
people, and goods between Northern Africa and Southern Europe
across the centuries. Both during times of conflict and
cooperation, colonization, religious expansion, and human
migrations have shaped the lives of individuals and the history of
cultures. Current migrations and conditions associated with
globalization date back to the centuries of contact that began with
the Berber and Arabic conquest of the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th century and continue with the colonial and postcolonial realities
of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Mediterranean Migration project
takes as its focus migrations between Morocco, France, and Spain,
exploring the multiple and interacting identities embodied by
individuals, communities, regions, and the nation-state.
Follow the students and learn more about what they're doing through their blog.
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