RE:conceptualization: Migration, diversity-another gaze, the third space chaired by Rashmi Singla & Berta Vishnivetz

Rashmi Singla, Berta Vishnivetz

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The current challenges presented by the considerable migration from the Global South raise concerns in Western societies, including Danish, in the diverse domains. Questions of coexistence, social cohesion, and integration of the newcomers prevail in different public spaces, institutions, and labor markets. These complex realities, including immigration and the recent pandemic, increase social and economic inequality. In Denmark, the self-image of homogeneity counterweights the frail inclusion attempts from government and public institutions. In these contexts, research and interventions have often focused on explaining social ills, addressing deficiencies, and rarely affected the lived experiences of exclusion, systemic racism in public and personal spaces. Simultaneously, some researchers invoke inclusive spaces, among others, the ‘third space’ (Bhabha, 1994), a positive third space of hope (Dandekar, 2022) which engender new possibility, ameliorate exclusion, thus enabling people to move around and about complex issues. The liminal subject position ‘third space’, carved out by academics, enriched by experiences of migration, racialisation, and difference, negotiating personal, professional, and cultural belonging , is shown to drive knowledge-production and justice-orientated approaches. Consequently, there is a redefining of concepts and creating together, moving from non-belonging to multiple belongings, challenging the exclusionary processes, systems of privilege and power.

This workshop explores through the first-person voices, the lived experiences in diverse life domains, such as the higher education system, newly -arrived children in the Danish school system moving due to a range of parental reasons- forced migration to highly-skilled, privileged migration, so-called expatriates, dynamics of couples living apart together transnationally. The commonality of papers in this panel is the focus on another gaze on the lived experiences, on co-creation of the inclusionary ‘third space’. We invite you to join this partly- open panel with papers covering themes about migration, diversity in different life domains, diverse perspectives, visions and beyond.

Diversity in School: RE:Defining Arrivals. On Newly Arrived Children’s Possibilities of Participation in School Life When Starting Directly in Regular Class.
PhD Fellow Urd Thejl Ploug Skiveren
Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark
Epistemological Reflections: Finding our grounds as academics of color
Phd.-fellow Ayan Yasin Abdi1, Associate Professor Sayaka Osanami Törngren2
1 Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark. 2 Malmo University, Malmo, Sweden
Diversity Exclusion Belonging in Modern Danish Society
Ph.D. in Psychology BERTA VISHNIVETZ
University College-Metropoæ, Copenhagen, Denmark
The migratory and societal dynamics: LATT (Living apart together transnationally) Couples in Denmark and globally
Associate Professor Rashmi Singla, Gender -expert & Consultant Ambika Varma
Roskilde University, Roskilde, Denmark
Publikationsdatoaug. 2022
StatusUdgivet - aug. 2022
BegivenhedThe 21st Nordic Migration Research Conference: RE:MIGRATION - New perspectives on movement, research, and society - Københavns Universitet, København, Danmark
Varighed: 17 aug. 202219 aug. 2022


KonferenceThe 21st Nordic Migration Research Conference
LokationKøbenhavns Universitet


  • social cohesion
  • the lived experiences of exclusion
  • ‘third space’ (Bhabha, 1994),
  • to multiple belongings
  • challenging the exclusionary processes, systems of privilege and power
  • the first-person voices

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