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(Ex) Change Within Europe: The EU Citizen Studying Abroad

September 27, 2017 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
EU Center

In this presentation, Dr. Schulz will analyze the idea of cultural citizenship in the purview of the Erasmus+ Program and the reality of its manifestation in German culture and society. The focus is the EU-sponsored Erasmus+Program, created 30 years ago to develop and transfer a common sense of community and European cultural identity through study exchange throughout the EU. The longstanding goal of participation in the Erasmus+Program is that current and former Erasmus+ students will be catalysts and sustaining members of this shared European identity. But how do European university students, who each bring their own individual notions of nationalism and cultural citizenship, experience this program in Germany? This discussion will probe the larger questions of how are Erasmus+ students practicing citizenship in Germany and EU, and how does the German university foster transformative notions of cultural or political European citizenship?

Dr. Arianne Schulz’s research interests include cultural citizenship, higher education, globalization, and European identity. In her doctoral work she analyzed cultural citizenship and European identity in Germany, especially in the university and the European Union’s Erasmus+ Study Exchange Program. Funding awards for her research includes the German Academic Exchange Service, The California State University Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Fellowship, UCR Graduate Division, The Center for Ideas and Society, and UCR Department of Anthropology.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. If you wish to purchase a lunch, the Malott Commons Dining Hall opens at 11:15 A.M. Doors open to the Hampton Room at Noon.

This event is presented by EU Center