O Ciclo Internacional de Conferências Doutorais da Escola de Sociologia e Políticas Públicas (ESPP) decorre ao longo do ano letivo com oradores convidados especialistas nas áreas dos programas doutorais da ESPP.
Gianni D'Amato é o orador convidado desta conferência do programa doutoral em Sociologia.
Gianni D'Amato is Professor of Migration and Citizenship Studies at the University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland. He is also Director of the Swiss Forum for Migration and Population Studies (SFM) and Director of the National Centres of Competence in Research – The Migration-Mobility Nexus (www.nccr-onthemove.ch).
This lecture will explore how the politicization of immigrants in Switzerland has changed over time. Drawing on the coding of political claims in newspapers articles, the nature of claims-making have been examined in pre-specified periods of discontinuity, defined as times in which large-scale processes of social change disrupted the politics of immigration and immigrant integration. Drawing on the way political actors make statements about immigrants and their integration, we find systematic evidence that social change affects the respective discourse to some extent.