GDC Study Group

Study Network from around the world

The Global (De)Centre Study Group is a Study Network from around the world, which integrates different disciplines (academic and artistic) with the aim of discussing and searching for de-centered and collaborative epistemologies and methods, and practices.

The GDC Study Group members regularly meet, on-line, to connect and share and to spar in working groups.

Migration Working Group

In the Migration Working Group, we seek to push beyond the boundaries of established migration theory to explore decolonized and decentred theoretical approaches to help us understand human mobilities. In doing so, we engage a multidisciplinary approach that offers multiple perspectives while challenging the role of the researcher.

Epistemology, History and Pedagogy Working Group

In this group we work on a collaborative research on sociologically oriented practices of teaching and research to promote social change. In our sessions we discuss our research procedures, methods and sources based on critical paradigms of Epistemology, History and Pedagogy.

Art and Culture Working Group

This group´s aim is to exchange actual debates on Art and Culture, considering the work of academics, curators and artists, from different parts of the world, around issues such as inequality, diversity and mobility in Art and Culture production and access.

Art Practices and Pedagogy Group

A forum for cultural practitioners and self-organized collectives from around the world to work, play, and (un)learn traversing formal and informal structures, settings, and spaces. We seek to develop and adapt tools and resources for looking, listening, sharing, playing, learning, questioning, and sustaining in a decentered way.

Study Group Members

Zakia Essanhaji

Zakia Essanhaji is a sociologist interested in issues of intersectional feminism, politics of knowledge production and diversity and inclusion.

Debora Gerbaudo

Debora Gerbaudo has a BA in Social Anthropology from the Buenos Aires National University (UBA) and a MA in Social Sciences from the National University […]

Carlos Quijon

Carlos Quijon, Jr. (b. 1989) is an art historian, critic, and curator based in Manila.

Victor Miguel Castillo de Macedo

Victor Miguel Castillo de Macedo is PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology in the National Museum of Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

Millena Farias

Ph.D. Candidate – Graduate Program in Social History at the Department of History at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Nasser Mohamedhoesein

Nasser Mohamedhoesein is a PhD student at VU University Amsterdam. With a background in Civil Engineering, he worked as an educator for 15 years at […]

Daniela Paredes Grijalva

Daniela Paredes Grijalva received her BA from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador and her MA in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the […]

Elisa Floristán Millán

Elisa Floristán Millán was graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Tesfalem H. Yemane

Tesfalem is a PhD researcher at the University of Leeds, School of Sociology and Social Policy.

Patricia Lepratti

Patricia Lepratti is a PhD student in Social Sciences at National University of San Martin and a scholarship holder at National Scientific and Technical Research […]

Sam Dinger

Sam Dinger is an ethnographer, translator, and PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at New York University

Anne Munene

Anne Munene is a Research Assistant in the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) at Nelson Mandela University.

Belén López

Belén López is a PhD student in Social Anthropology at the National University of San Martin (Buenos Aires, Argentina), graduated in Social and Cultural Anthropology […]

Andreja Siliunas

Andreja Siliunas is a Ph.D. candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University.

Mark Louie L. Lugue

Mark Louie L. Lugue studies and teaches art history at the Department of Art Studies of the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Joanna Jurkiewicz

Joanna Jurkiewicz, Research Fellow at the Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück.

Adrian Foucher

Adrian Foucher is a PhD candidate in Geography at Tours University in France.

Samira Chatila

Samira Chatila is a double doctoral student studying (1) Comparative and International Development Education at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, and (2) Sociology at […]

Marcela Andrade

Marcela Andrade received his BA in Social Sciences from the Federal University of Ceará and MA in Anthropology from the Fluminense Federal University.

Laura Lobato-Baars

Laura Lobato-Baars is an anthropologist, writer and interpreter/translator from Brazil.

Lauren Clingan

Lauren Clingan is a doctoral candidate in sociology at Princeton University.

Magdalena Perzyna

Magdalena Perzyna has an LLB from Osgoode Hall and recently completed her MA in Immigration & Settlement Studies at Ryerson University (2020) in Toronto, Canada.

Amin Moghadam

Amin Moghadam holds a PhD in Human Geography and Urban Studies from the University of Lyon II, France. He is currently Senior Research Associate at […]

Eric Akuamoah-Boateng

My name is Eric Akuamoah-Boateng, a master of philosophy in Religion student at the university of Cape Coast, Ghana with research interests in Religion and […]

Muhammad Ahsan Qureshi

Qureshi is currently a Doctorate in Social Sciences (D.Soc.Sc.) candidate at Tampere University. His research project maps out the picture of Islam (and, as an […]

Brianna Castro

Brianna Castro is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at Harvard University. Her research interests include the social dimensions of climate change adaptation,

Maria Vigorito

Maria Vigorito (b. 1997) is an undergraduate student in History at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). They participated in the research group […]

Cresa Leonard Pugh

Cresa is a PhD Candidate in Sociology and Social Policy at Harvard University and is currently writing her dissertation on the politics of cultural theft. […]

Faten Khazaei

Faten Khazaei holds a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Neuchatel in Switzerland. Her doctoral research was funded under Doc.Ch Excellence scheme of […]

Rikke Gram

Rikke Gram is a Research Fellow at IMIS (Institute for Migration and Intercultural Studies) at the University of Osnabrück, working on the project Cultural Production […]

Josepha Milazzo

Josepha Milazzo holds a PhD in Geography from the Aix-Marseille Université and from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. She is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher in […]