Exploring the connections between transnational migration and religious education: How do Qur'anic school graduates in Europe shape decision-making back home in Senegal?

Date: 22 February 2018

Venue: University of Antwerp, Stadscampus, Room E.201 - Grote Kauwenberg 2 - 2000 Antwerp (route: UAntwerpen, Stadscampus)

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Organization / co-organization: CeMIS

Short description: Seminar by Dr Anneke Newman

About the seminar

A presentation by Dr Anneke Newman, Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratoire d'Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains of the Free University of Brussels, and UCSIA Visiting Scholar at CeMIS.

The value accorded to Qur’anic schools in northern Senegal – an area of high male emigration - is supported by the fact that graduates have historically found work as low-skilled labour in Europe, Africa or the US. But how do the men who have made it to Europe feel about their education in retrospect, and how do they shape educational decision-making back home, given the increasing challenges that clandestine and low-skilled migrants now face? I use these questions as the backdrop for proposing some theoretical concepts which can aid our understanding of the complex relationships between transnational migration and educational demand.

Entrance fee: Registration is free of charge

Registration: Registration si possible until 19 February 2018 by e-mail (beatrice.oorts@uantwerpen.be). Sandwiches (also vegetarian) and drinks will be provided

Contact email: beatrice.oorts@uantwerpen.be

Contact phone: 032655969

Link: https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/onderzoeksgroep/centrum-migratie-intercul-studies/seminaries-en-conferenties/seminaries-en-method/