Webinar Series "Diversity Matters"

Taking an interdisciplinary approach, this webinar series explores the impact of migrations, diversities and mobilities on increasingly superdiverse territorial realities.

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  • Date: 22.03.2023, 14:00 CET
  • Place: online
  • Typology: Webinar

The webinar series "Diversity Matters" explores the impact of migrations, diversities and mobilities on increasingly superdiverse territorial realities. Hosted by the Research Group Migrations and Diversities of Eurac Research, the series is a forum for experts to share their work and expertise with an audience of fellow academics, students, decision-makers and practitioners.

Upcoming webinar:

**Linguistic diversity in secondary and tertiary educational contexts: exploring students’ attitudes and perceptions. A conversation with Anja Binanzer, Fiona Dalziel and Marta Guarda 22 March, 2pm CET

Please register here: https://scientificnet.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GiAfNjfDQNewgek6lERFxw

Abstract: This multilingual webinar features Anja Binanzer (Leibniz Universität Hannover),Fiona Dalziel (Università degli Studi di Padova) and Marta Guarda (Eurac Research) discussing students’ attitudes towards and perceptions of multilingualism and language use in educational contexts. Binanzer will draw on the findings from a questionnaire-based survey with 308 upper secondary students in Germany, focusing on the perspectives of heritage language speakers (141 respondents). The study investigated what these students think of the handling of migration-related multilingualism in German schools, as well as how they perceive the attitudes of monolingual peers and teachers towards their multilingualism. It also explored whether they would like a stronger consideration of their heritage languages as school subjects or vehicular languages. Moving from secondary to tertiary education, Dalziel and Guarda will report on a study in the context of an Italian university that attracts increasing numbers of international students. Drawing on both questionnaire and interview data with two groups of students (tot. 74 participants), the authors will look into their perceptions as to the use of their home languages in two degree programmes that are entirely taught in English, as well as their conceptualizations of the English language as part of their plurilingual repertoires and identities.

The webinar will take place in both English and German. Questions on the part of the audience will be welcome in any of these languages as well as in Italian.

Previous webinars:

"Rights: on paper, in practice, not practiced" A conversation with Victoria Finn, Ramesh Ganohariti and Verena Wisthaler, 28 February 2023.

"Diversity and inclusion in the labor market" A conversation with Marzia Bona, Claudia Lintner, Maura Di Mauro and Johanna Mitterhofer, 23 January 2023.

“Sprache und Rassismus. Im Gespräch mit Assimina Gouma, Nadia Thoma und Marta Guarda”, 19 May 2022.

"Enti subnazionali e immigrazione oltre le politiche sull'integrazione" Una conversazione con Davide Strazzari, Roberta Medda-Windischer, Andrea Carlà e Mattia Zeba, 28 April 2022.

"Intersectionality and Minority Studies" A conversation with Bilgin Ayata, Angéla Kóczé, Raphaële Xenidis and Verena Wisthaler, 29 March 2022.

"Students and scholars at risk as new migrants in Europe: facilitating access to higher education" A conversation with Fiona Dalziel and Francesca Helm (University of Padova) and Marta Guarda (Eurac Research), 21 February 2022.

"Health, Diversity and Covid-19" A conversation with Rohini Mathur (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), Orkan Okan (Technical University of Munich) and Katharina Crepaz (Eurac Research), 26 January 2022.

"Access to and Exclusion from Housing over Time: Migrants’ Experiences in Rural Areas" A conversation with Tobias Weidinger, Stefan Kordel and Marzia Bona, 18 November 2021.

"Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development" A conversation with Domenica Farinella, Michele Nori and Marzia Bona, 21 October 2021.

"Indigenous Urbanization and Mobility: identity, resilience and rights" A conversation with Philipp Horn, Claire Wright and Alexandra Tomaselli,22 September 2021.

**Info and contact: johanna.mitterhofer@eurac.edu marta.guarda@eurac.edu

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Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development

Health, Diversity and Covid-19

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Diversity and inclusion in the labor market

Rights: on paper, in practice, not practiced

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