Open guest lecture: Matthew Leroy
Opis Austria has a history of both welcoming and refusing entry to refugees. From Hungarians fleeing the dying communist regime to those fleeing war in Yugoslavia it is a history that is often curiously forgotten when refugees arrived in early 21st century. This lecture will look at why this has happened and how the nationality (and wealth) of immigrants to Austria has changed throughout history.
Matthew Leroy was born in Sydney, Australia. After completing degrees in Communication Sciences, and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures he is now a lecturer and doctoral candidate at the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Vienna. His fields of research are migration, and cultural studies with a particular interest in Australian studies.
He is also the president of the Australian Academic Circle – a Vienna based network devoted to the exchange of knowledge as well as support among academics with connections to Australia.
- OSA: 2 godziny
- koordynator: dr hab. Jan Lencznarowicz