School: Social Sciences
Academic Unit: Social Anthropology and History
Level of studies: Postgraduate
Course code: GCS-5 Semester: 2st
Course Title: Gender and migration
Independent teaching activities Weekly teaching hours Credits
3 10
Course type: Special background
Prerequisite courses: None
Language of instruction and examinations: Greek
Is the course offered to erasmus students: Yes
Course website (Url): 


    Learning outcomes: 
    Students are expected to develop a critical, anthropological perspective on the articulation of gender and migration. Using the concept of mobility in the globalized environment students will be able to discern various forms of migration and examine gender’s constitutive role in shaping these formations. Students are aimed to:
    Discern the concepts of mobility, migration and refugyness, and mark the differences between local, ethnic, national and tracial formations regarding migration
    Recognize ethno-cultural contexts in the formation of gendered mobility’s conceptualizations and practices
    Recognize the influence of global, national and local ideas in women’s mobility practices.
    Understand the articulation of gender and “race” in the constitution of racialized diasporas
    Collect and analyse field data regarding immigration, and reflect on the gendered, moral and political dimensions of methods of collecting these data.

    General Competences: 
    This course aims to:
    Produce free, creative and inductive thinking
    Cultivate respect for difference, multiculturalism and show social and professional responsibility and sensitivity to migration, racism, and gender issues.
    Search for analysis, synthesis of data and information with the use of the necessary technology
    Team work and working independently
    Criticism and self-criticism

    (3) SYLLABUS

    This course focuses on an anthropological perspective regarding the articulation of gender and mobility (especially migration). It examines how gender informs locally, ethnically and trans-nationally constructed ideas about «migration» and explores the construction of “migrants” as passive subjects or active agents in related ethnographic work. Using examples concerning diasporic, migrant and refugee groups from all over the world, but especially European countries, it aims to further study aspects of religion, kinship, politics and sexuality as they are interconnected to culturally specific gender ideas. Finally, it focuses on racist, racialized and national discourses and practices and explores gender aspects in their formation and content.


    Delivery: Face-to face
    Use of information and communications technology : Use of ICT in teaching and communication with students.
    Teaching methods:  Activity Semester workload
    Lectures 39
    Personal study 190
    Essay writing 12
    Fieldtrips 9
    Course total: 250
    Student performance evaluation: Language of evaluation: Greek
    Written work/essays


    Suggested bibliography:

    Abu-Lughod, Lila. 2002. “Do Muslim Women really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others”. American Anthropologist 104(3): 783-790.
    Blee, Kathleen. 2003. Inside Organized Racism: Women in the Hate Movement. Cambridge: University of California Press.
    Gingrich, Andre. 2006. “Neo-nationalism and the Reconfiguration of Europe”. Social Anthropology 14 (2): 195-217.
    Hirschkind, Charles και Saba Mahmood. 2002. “Feminism, the Taliban and Politics of Counter-Insurgency”. Anthropological Quarterly 75(2): 339-354.
    Ηο, Christina. 2006. “Migration as Feminisation? Chinese Women’s Experiences of Work and Family in Australia”. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 32 (3): 497-514.
    Malkki, Liisa. 1996. “Speechless Emissaries: Refugees, Humanitarianism and Dehistoricization”. Cultural Anthropology 11(3): 377-404.
    Parla, Ayse. 2009. “Remembering Across the Border: Post-socialist Nostalgia among Turkish Immigrants from Bulgaria”. American Ethnologist 36(4): 750-747.
    Parrenas, Rhacel S. 2005. Children of Global Migration: Transnational Families and Gendered Woes. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
    Qureshi, Kavery. 2013. “Sabar: Body Politics among Middle-Aged Migrant Pakistani Women”. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 19: 120-137.
    Riedel, Brian. 2009. “Stolen Kisses: Homophobia as “Racism” in Contemporary Urban Greece”. Στο D. Murray (επιμ.) Homophobias: Lust and Lothing Across Time and Space. Durham και London: Duke University Press. Σελ. 82-104.
    Stocke, Verena. 1995. “Talking Culture: New Boundaries, New Rhetorics of Exclusion in Europe”. Current Anthropology 36: 1-24.

    Related academic journals:

    Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
    International Migration
    Journal of Refugee Studies