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Newsflash No. 84 - May 11, 2020

A collection of news, events, seminars, information, and other opportunities for master's students at the Faculty of Social Sciences.

Contents

Graduate School

Thesis status updates
Internship course info meeting
Fieldwork course info meeting
Candidate to become a Student Representative of the Social Sciences Student Union spring 2020!
Invitation to webinar series, Solidarity Rising.

News from the Faculty of Social Science

E-Marefa Access
PhD Mid-term seminar In Her Own Words: Meanings in Women's Drug-related Activities in the Swedish Drug Prohibition Regime
Seminar: SamTech: Mapping the emotional and other challenges of digital direct reporting from criminal trials in Sweden and Denmark
Zoom Workshop on Causality in Climate Cases
Seminar: Race and ethnicity in biomedicine - alive and kicking
Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making with Bart Klem

Other News

Malmö: Migration seminar online: Intersectional inequalities beyond visibility: methodological engagements
Malmö: Global Politics Seminar Online: 20% seminar: Understanding the evolution of the EU in security and defence - Institutions, geopolitics and actors
Sustainable Future Virtual Career Fair
LINKEDIN WEBINAR: Optimize your career opportunities!
EKH Seminar: Use and Abuse of Historical Consumer Price Indices
Malmö: Migration seminar online: Integration and Tradition: the Making of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden
FUF: Youth Talk Peace Inspirational Stories


Graduate School News

Reminder for thesis students: Submit your status update by Wednesday, 13 May!
Let us know what your plans are for submitting your thesis by 13 May! Whether you're submitting in May, August, or January, we want to hear from all of you! For those of you submitting in May please be sure to include your working thesis title.
The email address you use to send us your status update is the one to which your examiner will send the meeting invite for your Zoom defense/opposition seminars.
You can submit your status update on this page.

Internship course info meeting

Join our internship coordinator Catia Gregoratti to get information on how the internship course works!
An internship can provide a valuable experience in the field, as well as a reference for the future. An internship can be conducted in Sweden or abroad, in an NGO, a governmental organisation or in the private sector. This gives you endless possibilities for your third semester!
Time: 26 May, 15:00-16:00
Zoom link: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/65493216786
Contact: lucie [dot] larssonova [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

Click here for more information on the internship course.

Fieldwork course info meeting

Our fieldwork coordinator Ekatherina Zhukova will share information on the brand-new Graduate School course on 26 May.
Doing fieldwork can be an opportunity to collect data for your thesis! Students from all four Graduate School programmes can take the fieldwork course. You can do fieldwork in Sweden or anywhere, except where the Foreign Office recommends abstaining from travelling.
Time: 26 May, 16:00-17:00
Zoom link: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/62148485379
Contact: lucie [dot] larssonova [at] sam [dot] lu [dot] se

Click here for more information on the fieldwork course.


Candidate to become a Student Representative of the Social Sciences Student Union spring 2020!

At Lund University we students have a lot of power. Wherever the education is planned there are opportunities for the students to take part and have influence. As a student representative, you can influence course syllabi, literature lists, pedagogics, equality, work- and study environments, quality and a lot more. The student representatives are elected by the student union, and now we open up all vacant positions for you to apply to! All student representatives at a department are members of the study council of that department. The study council meets to discuss what is happening at the department and what you wish to change. Since the study councils are a big part of anchoring issues with other students it is important that you as a student representative are also attending the study councils meetings. The study council is also a great place to seek answers if you have any questions. As a student representative, you also gain valuable experiences for your future jobs. You will very early on learn about governmental authority, organisational development, board work and rights and regulations.
Apply to become a student representative: https://www.samvetet.org/graduate-school19-20 


Invitation to webinar series, Solidarity Rising. 

The Swedish organization: Solidarity Rising has been hosting webinars raising awareness on different topics such as Western Sahara, Palestine, decolonisation, human rights and they are currently doing a webinar series hosting speakers covering different topics such as the UNs role in conflicts, the role of civil society, activism and much more.
They include reading material before each seminar and the audience has a chance to engage with the speaker in the Q&A session. New webinars happen every Saturday.
Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChwSWC9IQAG-Kjm26an33Ew
More information: https://www.facebook.com/SolidarityRising/


News from the Faculty of Social Sciences

E-Marefa Access
The Social Science Faculty Library has recieved a test of a two-month period for the database e-Marefa: “e-Marefa is a set of integrated digital Arab databases that concerns in developing the digital academic Arab content and its indicators. It is considered as one of the largest global databases that interested in Arab content and information industry. It provides around (2,200,000) records covering all disciplines and majors.”  The link to the database is this one: https://search.emarefa.net/
Please note: If the users are outside of LU network, LU-VPN use is needed to access fulltexts of articles in the database.
More information on how to use E-Marefa here: http://libguides.lub.lu.se/c.php?g=297899&p=4838427

PhD Mid-term seminar In Her Own Words: Meanings in Women's Drug-related Activities in the Swedish Drug Prohibition Regime
Oriana Quaglietta is a PhD Candidate at the Sociology Department, Lund University
The dissertation aims on the one hand to investigate women's agency in drug-dealing through a feminist lens. The aim is to deconstruct the concepts of power and agency and provide a more nuanced account of female "deviancy" in the illicit drugs market through a series of in-depth empirical case studies in Sweden. On the other hand, the dissertation will analyze Sweden's anti-drug regime and its ideological foundations.
Discussants: Lisa Eklund and Sébastien Tutenges
Time: 13 May 2020 13:00 to 15:00
Location: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/64727226507; Zoom Meeting ID: 647 2722 6507
Contact: oriana [dot] quaglietta [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Seminar: SamTech: Mapping the emotional and other challenges of digital direct reporting from criminal trials in Sweden and Denmark
Lisa Flower is a Senior Lecturer at theDepartment of Sociology, Lund University.
Lisa Flower explores the ways in which defence lawyers represent their clients uing emotions and their bodies. Her doctoral dissertation shows how defence lawyers project a professional impression in line with invisible emotional, interactional and ceremonial expectations. Defence lawyers attempt to represent clients by managing performances in the courtroom– their own, their clients’ and others’ - and by ensuring they remain within the boundaries of the emotional regime of law. Simultaneously, the defence team should present a united front to the court. These strategies involve using emotion work and facework to build up or undermine facts in the trial, by drawing attention towards or away from information presented or by the use of props.
You are not required to have any technical knowledge in order to participate. The think tank is an opportunity to orientate yourself and to use your competence within a different field of research. Teachers/researchers focusing on social sciences perspectives on digitalisation are also very welcome to join the think tank. The workshops will be held in English and/or Swedish. All interested are welcome to attend!
Sign up by sending an email to Carola [dot] Aili [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
More information: http://www.soc.lu.se/samtech
Time: 2020-05-14 15:00 - 17:00  
Location: Room G335, 3rd floor, The Department of Sociology, Sandgatan 11

Zoom Workshop on Causality in Climate Cases.
Laws influence governance arrangements over climate change. Globally, we are witnessing an increasing number of climate litigations. Causality is a controversial and an important issue in these ongoing climate litigations around the globe. As part of the Global Attribution Models, Mediation and Mobilisation (GAMES) project, this workshop will introduce basic legal respectively philosophical thinking about causality, in order to discuss and qualify the applicability and limitation in climate cases.
Programme:
10:00 (CEST)      Welcome and introduction to the day, Emily Boyd
10:10 (CEST)      Keynote 1: The Principles of Causality in Law. Speaker: Professor of Law, Andreas Ehlers . Set up: 30-minute presentation + 30-minute Q and A (moderator: Emily Boyd)
11:10 (CEST)      Break [go outside – take another cup of coffee
11:30 (CEST)      Keynote 2: The Principles of Causality in Science and Philosophy. Speaker: Associate Professor of Philosophy, Thor Grünbaum. Set up: 30-minute presentation + 30-minute Q and A (moderator: Emily Boyd)
Registration: To receive a zoom link for the meeting, please email Emmanuel Raju (eraju [at] sund [dot] ku [dot] dk) at the latest on 15th May at 0900 CEST.
The workshop is part of the research project Global Attribution Models, Mediation and Mobilisation in Sweden and Spain (GAMES). Read more about GAMES at lu.se.
Time: 15 May 2020 10:00 to 12:30
Location: Digital zoom meeting

Seminar: Race and ethnicity in biomedicine - alive and kicking
The Department of Sociology's Brown Bag Seminar on ongoing research. Each presenter talks for about half an hour, followed by discusson. Under current circumstances the seminar will be given digitally. You find the link to attend in the description below. All are welcome!
Shai Mulinari presents “Race and ethnicity in biomedicine - alive and kicking"
Follow this link on 19 May around 12:00 to attend the seminar.
Complete Zoom meeting information
Join Zoom Meeting: https://lu-se.zoom.us/j/68923095522
Meeting ID: 689 2309 5522
Time: 19 May 2020 12:00 to 12:30
Location: The seminar will be conducted digitally via Zoom. See details in the event description.
Contact: britt-marie [dot] johansson [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Seminar on Politics, History and State-Making with Bart Klem
Bart Klem is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg.
Topic to be announced.
Time: 20 May 2020 12:00 to 13:00
Location: ED367 Large Conference Room, Eden, Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Lund
Contact: pia [dot] lonnakko [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

Other News

Malmö: Migration seminar online: Intersectional inequalities beyond visibility: methodological engagements
Magdalena Nowicka is professor of migration and transnationalism at the Humboldt-University to Berlin and Head of Department Integration at DeZIM-Institute (German Center for Integration and Migration Research). She is Guest Professor in Memory of Willy Brandt at MIM, Malmö University, during spring 2020.
Taking its beginning in the pioneering research by Crenshaw in the 1980s on the US legal system that categorically discriminated against Black women, intersectionality is now used in diverse disciplines as a method for studying the complexity of social inequalities. Yet by following the everyday experience of race, ethnicity, ability and gender and the supposed self-evidence of its perceptibility – for we think we know a person’s race or gender when we see it – intersectionality continues to accept categories as the main mode of engagement with social inequalities, missing thus to address the complexity of differences which are tacit, hard to name and unsuitable to distinguish or to translate into exclusive categories. It is urgent to equip social sciences and cultural studies with adequate conceptual and methodological instruments to understand how ethnicity, like race and gender, is constructed as a visual signifier of difference, especially in relation to the Othering of Muslim minorities in Europe.
In the ongoing project “Revis(ualis)ing Intersectionality” which I want to present and discuss with the audience, we take as their starting point the visuality of human differences rather than modes of visibility and representation. In other words, in the project, we propose a methodology of visual intersectionality research. Such an approach wants to transcend binary and fixed categorizations in the analyses of multidimensional inequalities.
The seminar will be held in English and online
Time: Thursday 7 May, 14:15 - 16:00
If you would like to partipate contact: anna [dot] andren [at] mau [dot] se.
More Migrations seminars: www.mau.se/mim

Malmö: Global Politics Seminar Online: 20% seminar: Understanding the evolution of the EU in security and defence - Institutions, geopolitics and actors
Calle Håkansson, PhD Student in Global Politics, Malmö University.
Discussant: Christofer Berglund, Senior lecturer, Malmö University.
This paper presents the overall research design for the project. It starts of by presenting the overall development within EU security and defence cooperation post the 2016 EU Global Strategy (EUGS). It moreover presents an empirical overview of the (EU)ropean security and defence cooperation, with a special emphasis on the (non)traditional role of supranational institutions within this field. The paper then presents the four case studies intended to be developed within this project. These case studies intend to bridge the supranational-intergovernmental divide through the study of the Commission/supranational institutions in EU security and defence cooperation, by the focus on ‘inter-institutional competition’, by focusing on the EU’s ‘actorness’ within the Military domain, as well as on an Member State perspective(s). It then presents the use of (revised) Neofunctionalism as well as ‘EU Actorness’ as the main theoretical approaches. The paper finally concludes with a discussion on the method of process tracing, as well as with an overview of my overall time-plan.
The seminar will be held in English and online.
Time: Tuesday 12 May, 13:15 - 15:00
If you would like to partipate contact: anna [dot] andren [at] mau [dot] se.

Sustainable Future Virtual Career Fair
Join the Virtual Career Fair for students and graduates and find the right job to kickstart your career in 2020/2021
The Sustainable Future Virtual Career Fair is an all-online event for students, recent and soon-to-be graduates. Graduateland will make sure to bring top employers across Europe directly to you. 
Are you looking for a job that is focused around sustainability or do you want to know more about how companies are tackling the challenges of the future? Then join the upcoming Virtual Career Fair!
The participating companies want to tell you more about their focus on sustainability. Tune in on the 13th of May, and learn about CSR, Sustainable Business Models, and much more! You will be meeting recruiters and hiring managers leaving you with unique insight into the offerings in order to tailor your application process the best way possible. You will also be able to meet professionals already working at the company to get the first-hand experience in a career at the specific employer.
Is this your 1st Virtual Career Fair and you are not quite sure what to do? No problem - we'll take you through the process step-by-step: You let us know you'd like to attend by clicking the registration button. If you add your phone number to your profile, we will send you a reminder SMS on the day of the fair. All registered users get an email confirmation that includes a calendar invite. On the day of the fair, you will be matched with employers that have relevant jobs for you based on the info on your profile - so make sure to update your background information and preferences before attending on May 13th, 2020.
We'll send you a reminder shortly before the fair - on the day itself, you can just log into the virtual venue from your desktop, tablet or mobile and start chatting.
Contact: careerfair [at] graduateland [dot] com
Webpage https://mycareer.lu.se/sv/event/3770
Time: 13 May 13:00 -16:00 
Register: https://mycareer.lu.se/sv/new-signup/start

LINKEDIN WEBINAR: Optimize your career opportunities!
Interested in learning how to best use LinkedIn? Do you want to take your presence on the platform and kick it up a notch? Then you should attend our LinkedIn webinar!
Birgitta Möller, LinkedIn expert and founder of CVhjalpen.nu, will guide you through the platform and provide you with insights on how to use it efficiently. Birgitta will show you examples of how to design your profile in order to stand out from the masses. She will also touch upon some of the dos and don’ts when using LinkedIn to widen your professional network.
During the webinar, Birgitta will answer your questions regarding LinkedIn. If you have already prepared some questions, feel free to leave them as a comment when you register for the event.
The webinar will be held on Zoom and you´ll recieve a link via email the day before the webinar.
Time: 13 May 15:00 - 16:30
Register: https://admin.alumni.lu.se/Events/369/Apply

EKH Seminar: Use and Abuse of Historical Consumer Price Indices
Jonas Ljungberg at the Dept. of Economic History at Lund University, will give a seminar titled: Use and Abuse of Historical Consumer Price Indices.
Time: 13 May 2020 14:15–15:30
Location: Ideon Alfa1:1104 Scheelevägen 15B 223 63 Lund
 
Malmö: Migration seminar online: Integration and Tradition: the Making of the Syriac Orthodox Church in Sweden
Magdalena Nordin is Senior lecturer at Centre for Theology and Religious Studies, Lund University
A high number of Assyrians/Syriacs (an ethnic and religious group with a long history in the Middle East), in emic terms called suryoye, have come to Sweden since the late 1960s. Due to the recent war in Syria and Iraq since 2015, this number have increased, and this makes Sweden the most important country for this group in the world. The suryoye are often considered to be an example of successful integration into Swedish society. Although the suryoye tend to see themselves as one, they are heterogeneous, coming from different social and educational backgrounds from different countries, and they are multilingual. Most of them, however, have a Christian background and the majority belong to the Syriac Orthodox Church. In this project, the main focus is therefore, on the Syriac Orthodox Church. In Sweden it is a large, well-established church with 50 congregations and about 45 000 members today, and a study of this institution provides an excellent opportunity to understand the ways in which religious organizations can promote or prevent integration into a new society. The aim the research project is to examine the processes of integration within three Syriac Orthodox congregations in Sweden, with a special focus on the role of religious traditions in these processes.
The seminar will be held in English and online,
Time: Thursday 14 May, 14:15 - 16:00
If you would like to participate, contact: anna [dot] andren [at] mau [dot] se.
 

FUF: Youth Talk Peace Inspirational Stories
Youth are often the driving force behind creating and sustaining a lasting peace. In both times of peace and in times of conflict, young people strive toward and organize themselves to create better and more inclusive societies for themselves and for others. This is something that FUF thinks should be celebrated!
That's why LPI , LSU and FUF, would like to invite you to take part of a unique conversation between three young leaders from different parts of the world. There will be inspiring stories from Kenya, Afghanistan and Sweden, that will help us to know more about how young people around the world are making a difference. So join us over a cup of coffee and some breakfast - and be ready to be inspired!
The talk is led by Emelie Weski, Vice President of LSU - Sweden's youth organizations.
Sign-up: https://magnetevent.se/Event/youth-talk-peace-inspirational-stories--37760/
Time: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 09:00-10:00
Contact: Matilda Andrén matilda [dot] andren [at] fuf [dot] se