The Centre for Minorities Research (CMR) is a timely initiative that brings together interdisciplinary expertise from an outstanding pool of staff from across six Schools at the University of St Andrews. CMR explores the complexities, challenges and opportunities, continuities and discontinuities, unity and ruptures of the ‘everyday lives’ of minorities, in Scotland and beyond.

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CMR Podcast / Fourth episode

In our fourth episode, Federica Consiglio, an undergraduate in German and Comparative Literature at the University of St. Andrews, analyses different points of view on the issue of including greater gender sensitivity in languages, both in…
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Stavroula Pipyrou Journal Publication

Dr Stavroula Pipyrou, the Centre’s Founding Director, has a new paper On Security, Minorities, and Opportunistic Narcissism, published in the Special Issue of the JEMIE - Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe, an ECMI peer-reviewed…
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Anticipation and Immateriality in the Cold War

By Andy Barwick, Sian O'Sullivan, Natalie Wong Jiayi and Beth Moyes In the ‘Anthropology of the Cold War’ module, led by Dr Stavroula Pipyrou, our task was to create fortnightly group presentations that could either be based on reality…
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CMR Podcast / Third episode

Our third episode features Laura Jane Henderson, a Scottish second-year International Relations and Spanish undergraduate student at the University of St. Andrews, and Laura Moncada, an incoming NYU Abu Dhabi student from Venezuela. They discuss…
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CMR Podcast / Second episode

In our second episode, Sam Osborn, a third-year PhD student in German Studies (SoML) at the University of St Andrews, explores the life of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf through her memoir and diary. Charlotte was a transgender woman who lived in…
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ECMI Social Movements and Minority Rights Workshop

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is conducting the Social Movements and Minority Rights workshop 20 May 2021 – 21 May 2021 The thematic angle chosen for the event of the interaction between social movements…
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CMR Podcast / Inaugural episode

In the inaugural episode, Camila Marinelli, a second-year doctoral candidate in Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews, is joined by Dr Ankur Datta, Assistant Professor of Sociology at the South Asian University. Taking the lead from…
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Futures in Post-displacement Italy

Please join us for a one-day workshop to plan/discuss the papers for a special issue of the Journal of Modern Italian Studies that is being edited by CMR directors Stavroula Pipyrou and Emma Bond When: December 18th, 2020; 2pm-5pm (UK)…
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Twitter as a new arena for political debates

By Evgeniya Pakhomova Due to the unprecedented number of postal ballots, the 2020 United States Presidential election turned into a nerve-racking one-week-long event. Competition in several key states was down to decimal fractions of a percent.…