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Civilising the ex-colonisers?
Lisa Åkesson
Lecture by Lisa Åkesson, professor of social anthropology at the department of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, analyzing counter-hegemonic discourses in workplaces in Maputo, organized by the Emigration Observatory, held on February 16, 2023, online.

Date  February 16th 2023
Duration  38:31
Location  Zoom
Organization  Emigration Observatory


About the speaker

Lisa Åkesson is a professor of social anthropology at the department of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg. Through several research projects in the field of migration and diversity, she has acquired extensive experience from ethnographic fieldwork in Cape Verde, Angola, Mozambique and Sweden. Lisa Åkesson lectures and participates in public debates on issues related to international migration and diversity. Her research interests include different perspectives on migration, such as everyday practices of diversity, postcolonial north-south migration, and various aspects of transnational migration.


About the moderator

Raquel Matias holds a PhD in sociology from Iscte, University Institute of Lisbon, and from the National Institute of Demographic Studies (INES, Paris), with the thesis "Self-reported bilingual outcomes and language acculturation among descendants of Turkish immigrants in France, Germany and the Netherlands". Currently she is a professor at the School of Sociology and Public Policies of the Iscte, where she integrates the Center for Research and Studies in Sociology (CIES-Iscte). Her research interests include the intersection between sociology of international migration and sociology of language, with a focus on populations of immigrant origin (immigrants and descendants) in Europe and Portugal, comparing immigration policies, social and linguistic integration, and more recently on bilingual and language education programs, and language policies at various scales: institutional, family and individual.

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