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International Interdisciplinary Conference
 13-14 June 2024

Gdańsk, Poland
in person/ online



Online Sessions


Parallel Sessions (A, B)


12.00 PM – 2.30 PM: Opening and Session I A


Chair: Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk)


Liat Steir-Livny (The Open University of Israel)

Oy Mama: Jewish-Israelis, the Migration of Foreign Workers to Israel, and Holocaust Associations in Israeli Documentary Cinema


Yaron Katz (Holon Institute of Technology, Israel)

The Role of Diaspora and Community Development in Shaping the Social Identity of Jewish Politics


Antonio J. Pinto Tortosa (University of Malaga, Spain)

Self-Perception and (Forced) Silences in Haitian Migration to the Us in the 1970s: Why Did They Leave? Did They Return? How Did Duvalier Welcome Them?


Marina Bantiou (University of Thessaly, Greece)

Engaging Students with Migration Histories in the Classroom: Integrating Oral History and Digital Humanities Methods in Approaching the History of Migration Phenomenon


Aurelija Daukšaitė-Kolpakovienė (Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania)

Linguistic Support of Ukrainian Students Studying English in Lithuania


2.30 PM – 3.30 PM: BREAK


3.30 PM – 5.30 PM: Session II A


Chair: to be confirmed


Suditya Kant Ghising (Independent Researcher, India)

The Impact of Migration on Identities and Profession: A Case Study of Eastern Himalayas


Arunima Chakraborty (Jadavpur University, India)

Forgotten Stories: The Unacknowledged Legacy of East Bengal’s Forced Migrants


Nargis Choudhury (The Assam Royal Global University, India)

A Study of Women’s Access to Justice for Citizenship Rights under Foreigner’s Tribunal Act, 1946 in Assam


Ufuoma Patience Ejoke and Edwin Du Plessis (University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, South Africa)

Sources of Meaning as Paths to Social Well-Being amongst African Migrants in South Africa



5.30 PM – 6.30 PM: BREAK


6.30 PM – 9.00 PM: Session III A


Chair: to be confirmed


Peggy Bloomer (Central Connecticut State University, USA)

Revisiting New Haven’s Reconnecting and Rebuilding of the Oak Street Connector


Esha Bhardwaj (Independent Researcher)

The Journey from Maharajadhiraj to Shahenshah: Migration of Cultures as Seen Through Numismatics


Hee Sook LEE-NIINIOJA (Independent Researcher)

Incheon Chinatown: Syncretized (Im)Materiality of Migration, Adaptation, and Localization between China and Korea


Szimonetta Tóth (University of Szeged, Hungary)

Mexican Immigration: Navigating the Journey and Integration in Modern America



Kelly Kwon  (St. John’s College, USA)

The Freud-Lacanian Dilemma of Remigration from the Symbolic to the Real


12.30 PM – 3.00 PM: Session I B


Chair: to be confirmed


PANEL: Migratory Theatre and the Minoritarian Mnemonic in the Blockades of Citizenship


  1. Rüstem Ertuğ Altınay (University of Milan, Italy)

Remembering Migration in a de Facto State: Arrival of the Abject in Turkish Cypriot Dramatic Literature


    2. Rüya Kalıntaş (Kadir Has University, Turkey)

Alevi Cultural Centers and Theatre: Adapting to Europe


    3. Christina Banalopoulou (University of Milan, Italy)

Spectacular Expulsions, Diasporic Adaptability: Rum Theatre as Mnemonic Repertoires of Migration


Chi-min Chang (University of Taipei, Taiwan)

“The Language that Hides” in Mazuo Ishiguro’s An Artist of the Floating World


Berivan Saltık (Adıyaman University, Turkey)

Identity, Migration and Un-Adaptation in Fadia Faqir’s My Name is Salma


3.00 PM – 4.00 PM: BREAK


4.00 PM – 6.00 PM: Session II B


Chair: to be confirmed


Susan Vivien George (Pandit Deendayal Energy University, Gandhinagar Indie)

Plums or Prunes: A Reflection on Migration, Memory and Story Telling


Deepshikha Behera (University of Hyderabad, India)

Place-Memory and Place-Making in Miya Poetry: Affectivities of Migration in the Context of Contemporary Assam


Aleksandra Jaklik (University of Rzeszow, Poland)

What is Memory: Various Metaphors of Memory in Poems Gone Cold and Of Thunder and Hail


Enrico Meglioli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)

“Condemned to roam | Without repose”: Exile and migration in the poetry of Olu Oguibe



6.00 PM – 7.00 PM: BREAK


7.00 PM – 9.30 PM: Session III B


Chair: to be confirmed


Najah Mahmi (Sultan Moulay Slimane University-BeniMellal, Morocco)

Migration Politics and Subaltern Issues in Muslim Female Literary Writings



Bianca Cherechés (University of Zaragoza, Spain)

Intersectional Insights: Exploring Caste and Casteism in the Indian Dalit Diaspora in the United States


Aleksandra Jurga (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland)

The Experience of the Holocaust in Selected Memoirs of the Azrieli Holocaust Survivor Memoir Program


Sifon Moses (Oklahoma State University, USA)

Rethinking Afropolitanism in Chimamanda Adichie's Americanah


Joshua Le Huang (Franciscan University of Steubenville, USA)

A Tale of Twin Cities: Minneapolis and St. Paul as Symbols of the World


9.30 PM: Online sessions closing


FRIDAY, 14 JUNE 2024

 Sessions onsite at Holiday Inn City Centre Hotel


 12.00 PM – 2.00 PM: Session I


Chair: Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk)


Joanna Nowicka (Angelus Silesius University of Applied Sciences in Walbrzych, Poland)

Migration as a Source of Talent


Niclas Johannson (Mälardalen University, Sweden)

Migration and Selfhood: Narrative Identity across Cultural Difference in Sami Said’s Very Rarely Nice


Charlotte Beyer (University of Gloucestershire, UK)

Migrant Mothers and Diasporic Daughters: Tracing the Mother’s Story in the Black British Writer Andrea Levy’s Novels


Ryszard Bartnik (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poland)

“Refugee Tales”: An (Im)Partial Examination of Migration and Human Rights



2.00 PM – 2.45 PM: BREAK


2.45 PM – 4.45 PM: Session II


Chair: Polina Golovátina-Mora (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)


Polina Golovátina-Mora (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)

What Does a Cartoon Say About Migration? The Story of Encanto


Dilan ÇİFTÇİ and Filiz Soyer (Cyprus International University, North Cyprus)

Migration, Adaptation, and City Memory: A Narrative of North Cyprus Post-1974


 Marika Jeziorek (The Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)

Navigating Temporary Protection: The Canada-Ukraine Authorization for Emergency Travel (CUAET) Program and Its Implications for Ukrainian Refugees


Wojciech Owczarski (University of Gdansk, Poland)

Migration in the Night Dreams of Ukrainian Female Refugees to Poland after February 24, 2022



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