Diaspora studies

Diaspora studies is an academic field established in the late twentieth century to study dispersed ethnic populations, which are often termed diaspora peoples. The usage of the term diaspora carries the connotation of forced resettlement, due to expulsion, slavery, racism, or war, especially nationalist conflict.

Academic institutes

  • The International Institute for Diasporic and Transcultural Studies (IIDTS) - a transnational institute incorporating Jean Moulin University (Lyons, France), the University of Cyprus, Sun Yat-sen University (Guangzhou, China) and Liverpool Hope University (UK) - is a dedicated research network operating in a transdisciplinary logic and focussed on cultural representation (and auto-representation)of diasporic communities throughout the world. The institute sponsors the trilingual Transtext(e)s-Transcultures: A Journal of Global Cultural Studies http://www.transtexts.net

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