Please welcome two MIM guests, they will be here between January and June;
Magdalena Nowicka, MIM Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt, and Karen Suyemoto, a Fulbright Fellow.
Magdalena Nowicka is a Professor of Migration and Transnationalism at the Humboldt University in Berlin and Head of Department at the German Centre for Integration and Migration Research DeZIM e.V. in Berlin. She holds a doctoral degree in Sociology from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (2005), a Master of Arts degree in Cultural Studies from the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland (2001) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Warsaw, Poland (1999). She led the project „TRANSFORmIG. Transforming Migration – Transnational Transfer of Multicultural Habitus“ funded by the European Research Council Starting Grant Scheme (2013-2018) as well as various projects on Polish migration to Germany.
Karen Suyemoto is a Professor of Clinical Psychology, Asian American Studies and Critical Ethnic and Community Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her teaching, research, and community based consultations focus on three interrelated areas: (a) understanding the effects of race and racism on mental health and identity, (2) examining experiences and effects of advocacy and resistance against racism, and (3) exploring how ethnocultural responsiveness and racial social justice can be developed through and integrated into education and psychological practice, training, and research. Current projects include a 2-book project, Unraveling Assumptions: A Primer for Understanding Oppression and Privilege and Teaching Diversity Relationally: Engaging Emotions and Embracing Possibilities.
“The focus of my Fulbright Fellowship here in Sweden is on understanding how Swedes engage issues of race and racism, and how education is addressing these issues (e.g. from a model of transformative, liberatory education). I would welcome the opportunity to talk with MIM researchers and instructors about their projects and classes, and share perspectives on conceptual issues, research methodology, or teaching philosophy and approach.”