#RethinkPopulism event with MigrationMatters

What is populism? Can migration explain Europe’s rise in right-wing populism? Can we find common ground with populists? This November, join EMMIR and MigrationMatters for a night of video screening and discussion about these important questions in Oldenburg, Germany. I’m very excited to be organising this event as part of my job as Communications SpecialistContinue reading “#RethinkPopulism event with MigrationMatters”

Attending a UX/UI Training in Brussels

This May, I was lucky enough to attend a UX/UI training in Brussels. The training was organised by ESN (Erasmus Student Network) and funded by ESAA (Erasmus Student and Alumni Alliance). Most of the participants were from various ESN organisations around Europe and had experience with coding and IT. The purpose of the training wasContinue reading “Attending a UX/UI Training in Brussels”

UNpaid = UNfair (#PayYourInterns)

Alternative title: How we’re being scammed during the job-search process I’m in the process of planning a big move to Copenhagen in the end of the summer. After I turn in my master’s thesis, I will change my current job’s contract to fewer hours, as I can remotely do some of the tasks necessary forContinue reading “UNpaid = UNfair (#PayYourInterns)”

#PRIOSeminar: Humans of Oslo

Today, I got to attend a seminar at PRIO – one of those research institutes that’s basically famous in migration circles. Home institution of researchers Jorgen Carling, Cindy Horst, and others, I felt as if I was about to meet the actual celebrities of academia! I’m currently in Oslo doing some interviews for my master’sContinue reading “#PRIOSeminar: Humans of Oslo”

Videography & Editing: #ActiveAcademia 2018 Conference

During the #ActiveAcademia conference, part of the communications strategy included taking general video shots of the conference as well as interviews with participants and attendees. During the last hours of this 3-day conference, I prepared this short video summarising the weekend. It was played during the closing session and is available on the EMMIR websiteContinue reading “Videography & Editing: #ActiveAcademia 2018 Conference”

Conference Poster on Eritrean-Ethiopian Peace Process

Today, I was able to participate in the Origin Future conference at HTW Berlin and I presented a poster with my ongoing research project for my internship at the Felsberger Institut. My research question is “what are the perceptions of the recent Eritrean-Ethiopian peace process by the Eritrean diaspora in Germany?”. At this conference, IContinue reading “Conference Poster on Eritrean-Ethiopian Peace Process”

Rebranding and Redesigning EMMIR

For about the past month, I’ve been working on creating a new logo for my master’s program, EMMIR (the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations). Previously, we were lacking any cohesive presence: our website had a pink and lime green colour scheme with one logo, our official documents had a dark blue banner and differentContinue reading “Rebranding and Redesigning EMMIR”

Museum für Sepulkralkutur – Museum about death & dying

Ok, if I had known this place existed, I would have prioritized visiting Kassel way earlier. Now, I’m based here for my internship with the Felsberg Institute, a research institute, where I’m focusing my research on Eritrea. Kassel probably isn’t at the top of anyone’s Germany-must-visit list, but it’s a fine place to spend a fewContinue reading “Museum für Sepulkralkutur – Museum about death & dying”

Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki

Built in a huge old underground bus station, Helsinki’s newest museum Amos Rex is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Take what you thought you knew about art museums and throw it into a time machine, it’s getting a 21st-century makeover. The museum is basically a bunch of black rooms separated into different exhibits ofContinue reading “Amos Rex Museum in Helsinki”