Immigration and Multiculturalism in Europe

This course examines the influx of immigrants into Europe from former colonies, with special attention to immigration from Africa and South Asia, in the period after WWII. It emphasizes the political and cultural controversies that immigration has raised in Europe and the strategies governments at the national and supranational levels have developed to respond to such controversies. Emphasis will be placed on: race and racism, European Muslim identities, gender and sexuality, class and geographical segregation, and political backlash and violence towards persons of immigrant descent in Europe.