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 / 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.…

Virtual Tour to the exhibition Mundos Indígenas/Indigenous Worlds

Espaço do Conhecimento / Space of Knowledge of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil (UFMG) launched on September 21st the Virtual Tour to their exhibition Mundos Indígenas / Indigenous Worlds. In the exhibition Mundos Indígenas…
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Indias divise Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA)

By Oona Singh Indian Parliament passed the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 (CAA) in December of 2019. Very quickly the act was subject to public criticism, concern, and uproar. The issues around the act are related to concerns surrounding…

When our maracas shake, we’re on the move!

Covid-19 is hitting indigenous people violently in Brazil. It’s not just the high mortality rate; other tensions and threats are being exacerbated by social isolation during the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Since the beginning of the…