What is DIVERSITAS?
DIVERSITAS (DIVERsity Studies International Teaching And Scholarship Network) is a trilateral, interdisciplinary research and study network connecting scholars from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa), the University of Mumbai (India), the Centre for Advanced Studies (CASII) (Bhuj, India) and Oldenburg University (Germany).
The aim of this network is to establish a sustainable exchange of perspectives, ideas, and programs across the three different continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe. The network’s thematic focus lies on Diversity Studies, that is to say the scholarly inquiry into the complex ways ethno-racial identity is shaped, performed, and perceived within a global context.
The 2012 MA Summer Course Transcultural Spaces / Hybrid Selves, organized by and held at the School of Linguistics and Cultural Studies (Fakulty III) at Oldenburg University, as well as the accompanying workshop, function as a first, important step towards developing specific and achievable project-oriented goals.