PhD Defence: Do they Belong? Host National Boundary Drawing and Immigrants' Identificational Integration

Kristina Bakkær Simonsen will defend her PhD dissertation

2017.10.31 | Birgit Kanstrup

Date Fri 08 Dec
Time 14:15 16:00
Location Aarhus, Denmark

To complete the PhD study programme in Political Science Kristina Bakkær Simonsen presents her PhD dissertation, giving a public lecture followed by a defence.

The subject of the lecture is:

"National belonging mqatters because it offers a sense of comfort, agency and security. However, whereas nations, for host populations, presuppose relatively stabile physical and symbolic boundaries, the dissertation argues that more fuzzy boundaries allow new-comers to feel part of the national community. How are we to balance these competing demands, theoretically and in terms of public policy?"

The title of the dissertation:

Do they Belong? Host National Boundary Drawing and Immigrants' Identificational Integration

the assessment panel consists of:

Professor Andreas Wimmer, Columbia University

Dr. Michael Skey, Department of Social Sciences, Loughborough University

Associate professor Per Mouritsen, Aarhus University (chairman)

Time & place:

Friday December 8,  2017 at 2:15-4:00 pm in aud. A I (1333/101)

Reception:

Upon the defence the department will host a reception in the lunch room, building 1330

Reception