Panel discussion: What is transnationalism?

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Virta Building, Auditorium 109 (Åkerlundinkatu 5), Tampere


Research Centre on Transnationalism and Transformation (TRANSIT), University of Tampere

Transnationalism has become a buzzword in current academic discussions. Scholars with varying disciplinary backgrounds use it when addressing phenomena that are understood to constitute a trans-border space or to have effects beyond the nation state borders. 

While the prominence of transnationalism as a key concept has certainly widened the scope of research and brought important new insights, the popularity of the term, however, has its downsides. It is not always clear what is meant by the term, as various scholars seem to attach rather different meanings to it. In this panel discussion, we invite scholars to discuss how transnationalism is defined and understood in different theoretical contexts and how it is applied in empirical research in different fields.

Panel participants:

  • Prof. Laura Huttunen
  • Prof. Pirkko Pitkänen
  • Prof. Tarja Väyrynen
  • Doc. Jaakko Kauko
  • Doc. Anna-Kaisa Kuusisto-Arponen
  • Doc. Ali Qadir
  • Doc. Anna Rastas
  • Host: Dr. Mari Korpela

The event is organized by the Research Centre on Transnationalism and Transformation (TRANSIT), University of Tampere

The event is open to all free of charge but for organising the refreshments, please enrol in advance

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