Cornel Borit is currently enrolled as an early stage researcher (ESR) in a MSCA-ITN programme named MOVES – Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges. Within this programme, he works with a European Joint Doctorate (EJD) that involves two stages, the first at the Charles University in Prague and the second at the Free University in Berlin.
His research project studies representations of migration myths in literary narratives depicting migration from the Caribbean and Central Eastern Europe (CEE) to the UK. The project has an interdisciplinary approach and aims to establish a theoretical typology of migration myths based on recent and contemporary populist anti-migration propaganda, and to explore the critical potential of literary narratives to counter the ideological deployment of migration myths.
Cornel Borit background is interdisciplinary, as he holds an MA in English literature from the University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway from 2016 and an MA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the same university from 2006.
Besides migration myths, his current research interests include representations of multicultural identities in literature and board games, cosmopolitan identities, conflict resolution by peaceful means, eco-criticism, and nature writing.
Sessions by Cornel Borit
Workshop I: Supervision in MSCA and beyond – Perspective of doctoral researchers
12:45 pm – 14:00 pm