Inaugural Lecture Prof. Karolina Barglowski (25.09.23)

  • Department of Education and Social Work
    19 September 2023
  • Category
  • Topic
    Education & Social Work

Rethinking Integration in Migration Scholarship        

You are cordially invited to the Inaugural Lecture of Professor Karolina Barglowski who joined the Department of Education and social Work at the University of Luxembourg in October 2022.


In her inaugural lecture, titled “Rethinking Integration in Migration Scholarship,” Prof. Karolina Barglowski explores the evolution of migration studies and its connection to integration. Analyzing shifts in the field, she addresses integration’s limitations – stigma, oversimplification, and neglect of power dynamics – and proposes a reimagining rather than dismissal. Embracing a reconfigured integration concept, she suggests constructive solutions. The lecture concludes by urging refined sociological inquiries that view migration, settlement, and community-building as intricate components of ‘integration making’.

About the speaker

Before coming to Luxembourg, Prof. Karolina Barglowski was Junior Professor at the TU Dortmund University, and obtained her PhD at Bielefeld University. She previously held various academic positions, among them at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Ethnic and Religious Diversity and the University of California in Berkeley. She has published extensively on theories of migration and transnationalism, social inequality and social protection.


17:00 Welcome speech

Prof. Claude Houssemand, Head of DESW, Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences 

17:10 Lecture “Rethinking Integration in Migration Scholarship

Karolina Barglowski, Professor in Sociology, Social Interventions and Social Politics

18:00 Cocktail


  • Date: Monday, 25 September 2023
  • Time: 17:00-20:00
  • Place: Belval Campus – MSH, Blackbox, 11, Porte des Sciences, L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette
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