In order to critically engage with deeply important issues related to migration, race and ethnicity, globalization, colonialism, multiculturalism, translation, identity politics, cosmopolitanism, and exile, the German department at the University of Michigan created Alamanya: Transnational German Studies Workshop in 2011. Conceived as a forum for sharing ideas and presenting works in progress, it has its roots in two previous groups: Alamanya: Turkish-German Workshop and the German Minority Workshop, which formed between 2001 and 2011. The group provides an ideal setting for graduate students and faculty to exchange ideas about the main agendas, parameters, and new theoretical insights that the field of transnational German studies as a whole can offer. It has sustained regular lively and multidisciplinary exchanges between group members and guests since the early 2000s.
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