Call for Contributions for the “How Home Feels” Project

Are you a member of a minority group residing in Cornwall or Scotland? Do you enjoy creativity? The project ‘“How Home Feels”: Inclusivity and Community-Making in the Celtic Promontories of Scotland and Cornwall’ is seeking multi-media contributions from minority residents of Cornwall and Scotland which explore and express what Cornwall and Scotland mean to you … Read more

Borderworlds Conference in Prague

The Borderworlds Conference happened in June 6th to 9th at the Monday 24th at the Charles University. It was an exciting three days of presentations and discussions with our colleagues in Prague, expanding the notion of borderworlds. From the University of St. Andrews, Dr Stavroula Pipyrou and PhD Candidates Camila Ferreira Marinelli, Rory Cassie, and Christina … Read more

Call for papers and contributions “Erasures in Iraq”

The Erasures in Iraq will be an online event on the 15th of April 2024. The objective is to highlight under-researched, under-assisted, and under-recognised communities in contemporary Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan. We are open to presentations or discussions surrounding any communities and any themes. ‘Communities’ and ‘erasure’ can be broadly defined. Please send any queries … Read more

CMR Interdisciplinary online short course

We are pleased to share the success of its first Centre-led interdisciplinary online course for professional development. Displacement and Humanitarian Intervention ran for two weeks in collaboration with Graduate School for Interdisciplinary Studies, offering bespoke sessions delivered by twelve experts from the University of St Andrews. Sixteen participants from four countries attended praxis-based workshops, lectures, group … Read more

Borderworlds: Round table discussion

Join us for the “Borderworlds” roundtable this Monday 24th at the Hebdomadar’s Room, St Salvator’s Quad, University of St Andrews, from 10pm to 1pm. This roundtable discussion is part of the broader “Borderworlds” project in collaboration with Charles University. This roundtable will be followed by a Conference in Prague in June 6th to 9th . Both events … Read more

Book Launch and Workshops: “Laws of the Hillside: Minoritarian Liberalism in a Brazilian Favela”

We are thrilled to invite you to the launch of “Minoritarian Liberalism: A Travesti Life in a Brazilian Favela,” a book by Moisés Lino e Silva (Universidade Federal da Bahia). The book examines the lives of residents in a favela in Brazil and their encounters with the state and law, and how minoritarian liberalism plays a role … Read more

Transformative embodiments: Disruption, affect and empathy in minority lives

You are welcome to attend the latest CMR seminar series. The event will bring together scholars working across disciplines on migration, colonialism, othering, diversity, and indigeneity beyond conventional text-centred interpretations, to explore the social, experiential, affective and relational dimensions of performative approaches. Focusing on the senses, new technologies, disability, dance, music, theatre, martial arts, sports … Read more

Routledge Advances in Minority Studies

We are very happy to share a new series “Routledge Advances in Minority Studies” which Stavroula Pypirou is co-editing with Kyriaki Topidi of the European Centre for Minority Issues. The series will be home to interdisciplinary approaches to intersectional understandings of minorities.

Displacement & Humanitarian Intervention Short Course

The Centre for Minorities Research (CMR) is pleased to announce the first Centre-led online course. A 2-week intensive and bespoke professional development course on Humanitarian Intervention and Displacement, delivered by an interdisciplinary network of leading University of St Andrews experts. For more information about the course