Key note speakers

Dorte Skot-Hansen has until 2016 been Head of Centre for Culture Policy Studies at the former Royal School of Library and Information Science, now Copenhagen University. Dorte Skot-Hansen has a mag.art in cultural sociology and has done research in the field of cultural policy and -institutions, cultural diversity and cultural planning. She has been member of NCCPR scientific committee, chair of the Norwegian Art Council’s research committee and member of the board of the Swedish ‘Myndigheten för kulturanalys’. In addition, she has worked as a consult for the state, municipalities and within architecture and urban planning.


Karina Horsti is Senior Lecturer and Academy of Finland Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2016). She has 15 years of research experience focusing on qualitative and critical media studies in the contexts of migration, race/ethnicity, and humanitarian action. Her current research examines public remembering of forced migration and the commemoration of border related death in Europe. She has published on anti-immigration movements, the remembering of migrant suffering, multicultural policies, and the representation of migrants from media and cultural studies perspectives. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed academic journals: New Media & Society, Memory Studies, Citizenship Studies, Patterns of Prejudice, European Journal of Cultural Studies, International Journal of Cultural Studies, and other journals. Horsti has delivered invited plenary talks at Stanford University, New York University, University of Tübingen, and University of Naples Federico II. She has served as expert evaluator for several institutions and publishers such as European Commission, Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK), Oxford University Press, and Routledge. She is a member of the Editorial Board of Communication, Culture & Critique, a journal of the International Communication Association (ICA).


Marco MARTINIELLO (1960), BA in Sociology; PhD in Social and Political Science, European University Institute Florence (Italy) is Research Director at the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS). He teaches Sociology and Politics at the University of Liège. He also taught at the College of Europe (Natolin, Poland) from 2008 to 2016. He is the director of the Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) at the University of Liège and the Vice-Dean for Research at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the same University. He was visiting scholar or visiting professor in different universities. He is also a founding member of the European Research Network IMISCOE and was President of the Research Committee n°31 Sociology of Migration (International Sociological Association) from 2008 to 2014.
He is the author, editor or co-editor of numerous articles, book chapters, reports and books on migration, ethnicity, racism, multiculturalism and citizenship. They include Citizenship in European Cities (Ashgate, 2004), Migration between States and Markets (Ashgate 2004), The Transnational Political Participation of Immigrants. A Transatlantic Perspective (Routledge 2009), Selected Studies in International Migration and Immigrant Incorporation (co-edited with Jan Rath, Amsterdam University Press, 2010), La démocratie multiculturelle (Presses de Sc Po, 2011), An Introduction to International Migration Studies. European Perspectives (Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, 2012) (with Jan Rath), Penser l’Ethnicité (Liège, Presses Universitaires de Liège, 2013), Multiculturalism and the Arts in European Cities (London, Routledge, 2014). His current research examines the artistic expression and participation of immigrant, ethnicized and racialized minorities in super-diverse cities and countries.