About the Specialization

The Collaborative Graduate Specialization in Migration and Ethnic Relations at Western University brings together graduate students and faculty to study questions of migration, ethnic relations, cultural diversity, conflict, acculturation and the integration of migrants, from the perspective of various social science disciplines. The collaborative experience for students is an add-on to existing well-established graduate programs in Anthropology, Geography, Hispanic Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Women's Studies and Feminist Research. Students register in and meet the requirements of one of the collaborating discipline-specific graduate programs, as well as having the opportunity to participate in the specialization in Migration and Ethnic Relations. The combination of solid disciplinary training with advanced interdisciplinary training provides students with the tools necessary to better understand and conduct research in the area of Migration and Ethnic Relations.

The specialization includes a common colloquium series, course offerings that span departments, and the opportunity to work with faculty members in a variety of departments within the Faculty of Social Science and Arts and Humanities. Upon graduation, students receive a graduate degree in their home discipline, as well as a specialization in Migration and Ethnic Relations.

For further information, please contact the director, Dr. Teresa Abada, at MERprg@uwo.ca or one of the faculty members who supervise graduate students in the specialization.