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Call for presentations: Critical Race and Ethnicities Network Annual Conference, 19th June 2015

Critical Race and Ethnicities Network Annual Conference

Friday 19th June 2015

ICOSS, The University of Sheffield

Keynotes by

Ann Phoenix (Institute of Education) &

 Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman (University College London)

 The White Rose Critical Race and Ethnicities Network (CREN) invite researchers who work in the broad field of critical race and ethnicities to attend this one day conference. The aim of the conference is to establish connections between postgraduate students and early career researchers whose work incorporate methodological and theoretical principles of critical race and ethnicities scholarship and activism.

The conference seeks to open a mutually-supportive space for scholars to collectively challenge the white hegemonic thought that currently pervades much intellectual discussion and academic research.

We invite contributions that centralise race and/or ethnicity. Some topics for discussion might include, but are not limited to:

  • Critical race studies
  • Islamophobia and/or Racism
  • Critical methodologies
  • Critical mixed race studies
  • Race and Gender
  • Critical Race, Sexuality and Queerness Studies
  • Deconstructing Borders and Migration
  • Race activism
  • Postcolonial and Decolonial theory and praxis
  • Intersectionality
  • Race, Ethnicity and Religion

We invite any panels, papers and other innovative presentation styles (e.g. poetry, videos, etc.) that address these themes and welcome national and international postgraduates and early career researchers from a wide range of faculties and disciplines.

Please email your abstracts (300 words) and a mini-biography (150 words) to the organising committee at contactcren@gmail.com by March 1st 2015.


Conference: National Refugee Women’s Conference on SET HER FREE and the campaign against detention

National Refugee Women’s Conference on


and the campaign against detention

14 January 2015

at the Amnesty International Human Rights Action Centre, London EC2A 3EA, 10.30 to 4pm

Hear from inspirational speakers including:

Meltem Avcil, ex-detainee and campaigner (below at the Summit to End Sexual VioIMG_0273lence in Conflict); Nimko Ali, anti-FGM campaigner; Diana Nammi, campaigner against honour killing and Woman of the Year at the Women on the Move Awards, Zrinka Bralo of the Migrant & Refugee Communities Forum

Join the energy of the London Refugee Women’s Forum, Women Asylum Seekers Together Manchester, Women Asylum Seekers Together London, Hope Projects, Embrace, Why Refugee Women – groups at the forefront of the campaign against detention

Find out what we have done in the campaign so far and how we can work together to end detention

Workshops include campaigning with the arts, working with the media,

Download Conference Flyer (JPG File)

Download Conference Flyer (JPG File)

campaigning online and organising protests

Performances from the London Refugee Women’s Forum and WAST Manchester

Includes the launch of our brand new research on the treatment of women in detention

You don’t have to be a refugee woman to come to this conference – this is open to everyone who supports justice and solidarity with women seeking sanctuary

Book here for a day of hope, passion and action

Further details on the Set Her Free Campaign can be found here:  http://refugeewomen.com/campaign/


Call for Papers: Postgraduate Conference: Contested Spaces of Citizenship

Postgraduate Conference


Durham University, Department of Geography

Wednesday 29 April 2015

Room W007

Keynote speaker: Professor Engin F. Isin

Space is at the core of political struggles and contestations. Brown (2010) highlights how borders and territory are, almost paradoxically, increasingly important in a globalised world. In this neoliberal era borders are apparently more detached from their geographical location (Sassen 2005; Bigo and Guild 2005), yet an increase in international migration has highlighted the violence at the borderzone (Bigo 2007). Along with the idea of a borderless world a new form of spatial management became relevant, the space of camp (Agamben 1998; Minca 2005) that is proliferating as a way of managing those who trouble the territorial order, such as the Roma (Sigona 2005), refugees and asylum-seekers (Hyndman 2000), and undocumented migrants (De Genova and Peutz 2010). At the same time, these camps also produce new forms of resistance and everyday practices (Ramadan 2013; Sigona 2014).

In this postgraduate conference the notion of political space will be investigated in relation to the concept of citizenship. Citizenship is more than membership, it is a way of being political (Isin 2002) that emerges through struggles. Citizenship is also fundamentally spatial: space “is a fundamental strategic property by which groups […] are constituted in the real world” (Isin 2002, p. 49). Space is crucial to the creation, embodiment and lived experiences of political subjects. It is in spaces of encounter and struggles that new and old political subjectivities are contested and resisted. Space is not only the neutral background of political struggles. It is actively and strategically used, as tool to disempower abject subjects (Isin and Rygiel 2007), but also as a resource for enacting new scripts of activist citizens, not only through contestation but also through solidarity (Isin and Nielsen 2008). At the same time, space is constituted by political struggles and forms of citizenship, affecting the ways in which new political subjects come to emerge, for instance traversing and interstitial spaces can generate opportunities to rethink political subjectivities (Isin 2012).

This one-day conference aims to bring together postgraduate students working on issues of politics and space, territory and borders as sites of struggles, control, contestation, resistance and solidarity among political subjects. We also encourage papers based upon collaborative and participatory research. In order to develop a critical and interdisciplinary approach to the relation between citizenship, space and contestation we welcome papers addressing, but not limited to, the following questions:

  • How can investigating the spatial dimension of contestation develop new understandings of citizenship and political subjectivities?

  • What can Isin’s concept of ‘acts of citizenship’ bring to understandings of contested spaces?

  • What can an attention to spatiality bring to the understanding of the affective dimensions of citizenship?

  • What spaces of encounter and/or struggle open up new political subjectivities?

  • How does investigating cyberspace as a ‘contested space’ open up new ways of thinking about politics and citizenship? What new forms of resistance emerge in cyberspace?

  • To what extent do citizen subjects create solidarity with abject citizens? What new political subjectivities emerge from these acts of solidarity?

  • How do the contested spaces of the border reconfigure, challenge and perform new political subjectivities?

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words by 20 January 2015 to:g.d.m.maestri@durham.ac.uks.m.hughes@durham.ac.uk,s.p.slatcher@durham.ac.uk.

Please note that space is limited at this conference, and so we warmly encourage abstracts that are directly related to the conference topic. Successful submissions will be contacted by the end of February 2015.

Gaja Maestri, Sarah Hughes, Sam Slatcher


Agamben, Giorgio. 1998. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press.

Bigo, Didier. 2007. “Detention of Foreigners, States of Exceptio, and the Social Practices of Control and the Banopticon.” In Borderscapes. Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory’s Edge, edited by Prem Kumar Rajaram and Carl Grundy-Warr, 3–34. Borderlines. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Bigo, Didier, and Espelth Guild, eds. 2005. Controlling Frontiers: Free Movement into and Within Europe. London: Ashgate.

Brown, Wendy. 2010. Walled States, Waning Sovereignty. New York: Zone Books.

De Genova, N., and N. Peutz, eds. 2010. The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.

Hyndman, Jennifer. 2000. Managing Displacement: Refugees and the Politics of Humanitarianism. Vol. 16. Borderline. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Isin, Engin. 2002. Being Political: Genealogies of Citizenship. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

———. 2012. Citizens Without Frontiers. London-New York: Continuum International Publishing Group.

Isin, Engin, and Greg M. Nielsen. 2008. Acts of Citizenship. London-New York: Zed Books.

Isin, Engin, and Kim Rygiel. 2007. “Abject Spaces: Frontiers, Zones, Camps.” In The Logics of Biopower and the War on Terror : Living, Dying, Surviving, edited by Elizabeth Dauphinee and Christina Masters, 181–203. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Minca, Claudio. 2005. “The Return of the Camp.” Progress in Human Geography 29 (4): 405–12.

Ramadan, Adam. 2013. “Spatialising the Refugee Camp.” Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers 38 (1).

Sassen, Saskia. 2005. “When National Territory Is Home to the Global: Old Borders to Novel Borderings.” New Political Economy 10 (4): 523–41.

Sigona, Nando. 2005. “Locating the ‘Gypsy Problem.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 31 (4): 741–56.

———. 2014. “Campzenship: Reimagining the Camp as a Social and Political Space.” Citizenship Studies.

Event: Immigration Detention Conference at Lancaster Jan 22-23rd 2015

The Business of Immigration Detention: Activisms, Resistances, Critical Interventions conferenc

In January (22-23rd), Lancaster’s migrancy research group and the Centre for Mobilities Research at Lancaster University (CeMoRe) is hosting an ESRC sponsored conference “The Business of Immigration Detention: Activisms, Resistances, Critical Interventions” (which is the final event in part of a larger series of workshops titled  ‘Exploring Everyday Practice and Resistance in Immigration Detention’). Bringing together a range of leading academics, post-graduate researchers, practitioners, artists, activists and former detainees this seminar series investigates the ways in which the UK experience of detention reflects and re-produces the contradictory logics inherent in contemporary global detention practices.  “The Business of Immigration Detention” will consider the challenges facing academics and activists in the area of immigration detention and related border-security practices.

The conference will mark an important gathering of activists and scholars from across the world, with a public lecture by Professor Alison Mountz Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada) and a keynote by Dr Jenna Loyd (Assistant Professor in Public Health Policy at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, as well as a prison and detention abolitionist activist).

Events will begin on the 22nd of Jan at 5.30pm with Alison’s public lecture, followed by a human rights performance at 7pm by the acclaimed ice&fire in the chaplaincy centre. These events are free to all, but please register your interest online http://online-payments.lancaster-university.co.uk/browse/product.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=505

On the 23rd of Jan there will be a day long conference on campus, the programme of speakers is online at the link below. This is a unique opportunity to hear key organisations, activists and academics discuss the politics and business of immigration detention. A few spaces are still available but you need to register asap for a place.

The Business of Immigration Detention: Activisms, Resistances, Critical Interventions conference  SPACES LIMITED, BOOK HERE: (£10 unwaged, £4O waged includes lunch) http://online-payments.lancaster-university.co.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=6&catid=504&prodvarid=165


more details about speakers at http://socialabjection.wordpress.com/conference-2015-the-business-of-immigration-detention-activisms-resistances-critical-interventions/

‘Racism: From the Labour Movement to the Far-Right’ conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 5-6 September 2014

‘Racism: From the Labour Movement to the Far-Right’ conference to be held at the University of Glasgow on 5-6 September 2014.

Conference Website:  http://racismconference14.wordpress.com/

The first decades of the 21st century have seen two worrying developments for anyone concerned with opposing oppression:

  • the continuing mutation and expansion of racism into new ‘cultural’ forms, above all in the form of a virulent Islamophobia; and
  • the electoral consolidation of parties of the far-right, who are not always fascist, but committed to deeply reactionary positions on most social issues, above all in relation to migration.

These two developments are distinct, but overlapping. On the one hand, racism is more widespread than on the far right, institutionally embedded over centuries in even the most notionally liberal states and exerting an influence even in the labour and trade union movement which might be thought to have most to lose from the divisions which it engenders. On the other hand, the far-right almost always includes racism among its repertoire of mobilising issues, but has politics which extend beyond it. Since planning for the conference began in March, consideration of both these issues has been given added urgency by the success of far-right parties in elections to the European Parliament and the NatCen British Social Attitudes survey which showed continuing, if uneven levels of racism across the UK.

Although our focus is international, no conference held in Scotland during September 2014 can avoid the fact of the independence referendum. While the national question is not directly our subject, any discussion of racism inevitably has to deal with its role in national formation, particularly in the case of the imperial powers of which Britain was once so preeminent, and in which Empire Scots played such a disproportionately large role. Themes which the Conference will address in relation to Scotland are anti-Irish racism and, more generally, claims that it suffers less from racism than England or other areas in Western Europe–claims which, at the very least have to be modified in the light of UKIP’s recent electoral success.

Finally, the range of this conference extends far beyond Scotland and the UK, to encompass developments in many of the nation-states of Europe. With over 40 speakers, and involving trade unionists, political and community activists as well as academics from a range of disciplines, we invite anyone concerned with these central problems of our time to attend and participate in the discussion.

Conference Schedule:

Friday 5 September

9.00am-9.45am: Registration, tea and coffee

9.45am: Plenary speaker

Professor Floya Anthias (University of East London): Intersectionality and  the Struggles against Racisms: problems of theory and practice

10.45am: Tea and coffee

11.00am: Parallel sessions

1. Race, gender and class in the workplace

Sundari Anitha (Lincoln University) and Ruth Pearson (Leeds University) South Asian women industrial militants from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet: finding and losing our place in the British labour movement

Steve Jefferys (London Metropolitan University) The EU and trade union anti-racism

Wilf Sullivan (Trade Union Congress, London) Neo-liberal authoritarianism and racism in austerity Britain

2.Welfare states and the populist far-right in Europe: comparative perspectives

Lena Karamanidou (City University) Far right parties, welfare chauvinism and migration to Greece

Markus Ketola (University of Ulster) Welfare regimes vs. Europeanisation: what explains the European far-right’s relationship with the welfare state?

Johan Nordensvard (University of Southampton) Is ethnocentric nationalism becoming a contender to neo-liberal welfare discourse? the case of the Nordic countries

12.30pm: Lunch

1.30pm: Parallel sessions

3.Theorizing racism and anti-racism 

Franka Welz (University of Essex) Idioms of racism: toward a refined theoretical approach to racism, then and now

Federico Oliveri (University of Pisa) Migrant struggles and critical race theory: rethinking race, racism and anti-racism from below

Satnam Virdee (University of Glasgow) Racial formation, anti-racism and the significance of the racialized outsider

4.Racisms of the far-right 

Stephen Ashe (University of Manchester) Attitudinal predictors without guarantees: why people don’t vote BNP

Aaron Winter (University of East London) The American far-right and Islam(ophobia)

Federico Zannoni (Bologna University) Secession, xenophobia and symbolism: the Lega Nord party in Italian politics and society

3.00pm: Tea and coffee

3.15pm: Parallel sessions

5.Neoliberalism, racialization and the contemporary workplace

Sarah Burton (Goldsmiths College, University of London) The (racial) politics of hegemony: pedagogies of racism in the neoliberal academy

Gina Netto (Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh) Low-paid work, ethnicity and identity work: dealing with everyday racism in the workplace

Carol Young (Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights) Changing the race equality paradigm

6.Anti-racism, anti-fascism and the socialist Left: historical perspectives 

Brendan McGeever (University of Glasgow) Revolution, racism and anti-racism: antisemitism in the Russian Revolution, 1917

David Renton (London) Against fascism, against the state: the friends of Blair Peach in retrospect

Mark Hayes (Southampton Solent University) Anti-Fascist Action/ Red Action

4.45pm: Book launches followed by drinks reception

Racism, Class and the Racialized Outsider by Satnam Virdee. Discussant: Wilf Sullivan (Head of Race Equality, Trade Union Congress)

The Longue Duree of the Far-Right edited by Richard Saull, Alex Anievas, Neil Davidson and Adam Fabry. Discussant: David Renton (Barrister, Garden Court Chambers)



Saturday 6 September

9.15am: Teas and coffees

9.30am: Parallel sessions

7.Refugees, asylum and migration

Bob Mouncer (Hull) A racist asylum policy and what it means for its victims

Gareth Mulvey (University of Glasgow) Immigration policy in Britain: discrimination by design?

Monish Bhatia (University of Abertay, Dundee) Asylum seeker resistance: breaking the deportation machine

8.The far-right and capitalism since WW2 

Neil Davidson (University of Glasgow) Far-right social movements as a problem for capital

Aurelien Mondon (University of Bath) The far right as a decoy for the real democratic crisis

Richard Saull (Queen Mary College, University of London) Reassessing the cold war and the politics of the far-right

11.00am: Teas and coffees

11.15am: Parallel sessions

9.The racialization of Muslims in Britain 

Nicholas Cimini (Edinburgh Napier University) Cousin marriage, reproductive risk and anti-Muslim racism

Elisabeth Miloud (La Sorbonne (Paris IV) GEMASS) How British South Asians became Muslims: from blackness to Muslimness

Waqas Tufail (University of Liverpool) Asian, Muslim and Dangerous: ‘grooming’ and the politics of racialization

Paul Goldie (University of Glasgow) Discourse of disdain: cultural racism and Islamophobia in Glasgow

10.Imperialism and its legacies in Scotland 

Allan Armstrong (Edinburgh) Gavin Bowd’s ‘Fascist Scotland’ and the absent role of the UK state

Minna Liinpää (University of Glasgow) Contemporary nationalist narratives and Scotland’s imperial past

Stephen Lees (TAL Fanzine, Glasgow) Football fandom and anti-fascism: a case study of Glasgow Celtic F.C. 

12.45pm: Lunch

1.45pm: Parallel sessions

11.Racism, multiculturalism and citizenship in Europe 

Elisabeth Badenhoop (University of Glasgow) Re-producing the nation-state: a critical comparison of current citizenship regimes in Britain and Germany

Peter Hervik (Aalborg University) What is in the Scandinavian nexus of Islamophobia, multiculturalism, and Muslim-Western Relations?

Barrie Levine (Glasgow Caledonian University) Never again? The growth of antisemitism in Europe: contradictions and complexity

12.Loyalism and the legacy of anti-Irish racism in Scotland 

Jim Slaven (James Connolly Society, Edinburgh) The Irish experience in Scotland

Alex Law (University of Abertay, Dundee) Sectarianism and the civilizing process

Maureen McBride (University of Glasgow) Cultural racism in Scotland: a case study of Irish Catholics

13.Racism, ethnicity and employment in Scotland 

Colin Clark (University of the West of Scotland) Immigration, racism and employment: the Romanian and Bulgarian experience in Scotland

Jatin Haria (Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights) Race and employment equality outcomes set by public bodies in Scotland

Zandra Yeaman (Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights) Positive action, positive inaction: is it now time for quotas?’

3.15pm: Conference summation

3.30pm: Conference closes


Conference: “Migration, Integration and Neighbourhoods: Where’s the Harm?”

“Migration, Integration and Neighbourhoods: Where’s the Harm?”
***Conference Announcement***

Conference Title: Migration, Integration and Neighbourhoods: Where’s the Harm?

Date: 21-22 November 2014

Venue: Cumberland Lodge, The Great Park, Windsor

Delegate Rate: £195 (includes all food and accommodation in unique historic surroundings)

About Cumberland Lodge:
Cumberland Lodge is an educational charity dedicated to the betterment of society through the promotion of ethical discussion. This is a not-for-profit event.

In partnership with the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity

Key speakers (to date):
Dr Robert Arnott Director, Border & Immigration System, Home Office
Professor Simon Burgess, Economics, University of Bristol,
Dr Nissa Finney Hallsworth Fellow, University of Manchester,
Ruth Grove-White, Policy Director, Migrant Rights Network
Dr Therese O’Toole Sociology, University of Bristol,
Professor James Nazroo Director, Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, University of Manchester
Trevor Phillips OBE founding Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Register here:

Migration will be a key policy issue in the 2015 general election: we are already seeing heated political rhetoric about levels of migration to the UK. But what do we really know about the effect of migration on local communities?
Migrant populations are often thought to be harmful to social cohesion at the local, neighbourhood level. The widely accepted idea is that neighbourhoods with diverse migrant populations lack a sense of community spirit, leading to increased social isolation. The influential sociologist Robert Putnam described this effect as “pull[ing] in like a turtle” (2007: p.149).
Drawing on the latest research from the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, this conference challenges the notion that diversity is harmful to neighbourhoods. It offers a practical examination of key indicators of social capital and cohesion, such as: whether there is a correlation between educational attainment and prevalence of English as a second language in schools; voting registration rates; access to social housing; fear of crime; trust; levels of health and well-being.
The conference will:
• evaluate one of the key policy issues of the next general election
• give an analysis of the latest thinking on migration and integration
• examine up-close the fissures between different kinds of sociological research,
• analyse the competing influences of public discourse and research on policy
The event will be of interest to academic researchers; researchers from think tanks; parliamentary researchers and members of the civil service; representatives from the voluntary sector; and anyone with an interest in social cohesion, population movement and integration.

The colloquium will be held at the former royal residence of Cumberland Lodge (www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk) which is located in Windsor Park, Berkshire, SL4 2HP.

Student Bursaries:
A limited number of student bursaries are available for students who wish to attend the conference, but have no access to institutional funding. The bursaries provide a free place at a conference, covering registration charges, accommodation and all food for the duration of the conference. They do not cover travel expenses to and from the conference. Bursaries are awarded individually, and applicants will be notified of the outcome within 7 working days of the application deadline – 10th October 2014 at 1pm.
To apply for a bursary please visit: http://www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/Programme/Student+Bursaries
note: Bursaries are only awarded when the application has been formally endorsed by an academic supervisor. Applicants should give the name and contact details for their referee, having first asked them to endorse the application.

Contact us:
For more information please visit the website: www.cumberlandlodge.ac.uk/migration
email: janis@cumberlandlodge.ac.uk


Call for papers (reminder): Moving bodies: the corporeal dimensions of migration in southern Africa (deadine 20 Dec 2013)

Call for Workshop Applicants:




***Closing date for applications: 20 December 2013***

Background: Recognising a recent growth in academic interest in the complex social and political significance of human corporeality, the British Academy International Partnership between the University of Edinburgh, UK and the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, aims to explore how a focus on the transformations of human forms and substances can offer new ways to investigate how violence, migration and health are linked in the lives of people across the Southern African region. After the success of our first workshop in Johannesburg in April 2012, and the second in Edinburgh in September 2013, we now invite applicants to participate in the final workshop taking place as part of the “Transforming Bodies: Health, Migration and Violence in Southern Africa” research partnership. Between 2012 and 2014, the partnership seeks to bring together emerging and established scholars working in a range of disciplines in the Humanities and Social Sciences across the Southern African region, in order to generate new comparative and theoretical approaches towards understanding the changing significance of human corporeality across the region, and to expand writing, editing and publishing capacity among participants.

This final workshop will focus on methodological approaches and research that explores the complex linkages between migration, violence and health in Southern Africa, investigating both the personal and social dimensions of mobility and illness. Health, human rights and citizenship will be explored in order to enquire about how migrants’ bodies and flows of bodily substances in different health conditions restrict or create rights and new forms of sociability, often in contexts of political or social violence. The ways in which belonging and identity are linked, through divergent dimensions of corporeality, to migration and health will be considered. The relationship between health, illness and bodily materialities in different cultural contexts will be examined with a specific emphasis on the entanglement of meanings and material forms of illness among migrant populations. This will include exploring help seeking behaviour, access to services and the alternative responses to illness and healing strategies employed by migrant groups. Finally, the relationship between mobility, sexuality and health will be considered through exploring if and how movement affects sexual decision making – including exploring sex as a livelihood strategy – and implications of these decisions for the health of migrant groups.

Application Process
We invite applications from early career scholars to participate in the second of our three workshops. The workshop will take place in September 2014 at the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Successful applicants will be expected to submit a paper related to the theme of MOVING BODIES: THE CORPOREAL DIMENSIONS OF MIGRATION IN SOUTHERN AFRICA in advance of the workshop, which will be pre-circulated and discussed in detail in with other participants during small group, skills-building sessions led by senior scholars and journal editors in the field, on the first day of the event. On the second and third day, successful applicants will present their papers in appropriate panels alongside other workshop participants and keynote speakers, in a more conventional conference format. It is envisaged that a number of articles from the workshop will be selected for further revision and publication in an edited collection or relevant special issue. Some funding is available for selected participants.

Applicants must be members of higher education institutions, post-graduate or early career scholars working on issues in Southern Africa that link to the workshop themes. Applicants must have completed an MA or MSc, or be near to completion of their post-graduate degree. Preferably, applicants should be pursuing doctoral or postdoctoral research.

Interested applicants should submit the following documents:
1. A detailed CV.
2. A 300 word abstract of the research paper they would like to discuss and present at the workshop. Applicants will be expected to submit a full paper (maximum 8000 words) before attending the workshop. The work should not have been presented or published elsewhere.
3. Where relevant (ie for post graduate research students), a letter of support from a current academic supervisor.

Applications should be sent to Jo Vearey jovearey@gmail.com by December 20th 2013.

Conferences: Rethinking EU migration: legal developments, management and practices

International conference
Rethinking EU Immigration: legal developments, management and practices
13 -14 March 2013 Bucharest, Romania

Organisers: Romanian Association for Health Promotion (ARPS) in partnership with SOROS Foundation Romania

Project: The Research and Information Centre on Immigrant Integration CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

Is immigrant integration a key challenge for the EU states? How should governments address the European trends in Migration?

Immigration and integration are of high interest for political actors, academics, researchers and policy makers. With increasing migration to and within an already diverse European Union, the need for understanding and explaining the immigration process is urgent in order to identify the most appropriate integration frameworks. Viewed both as a challenge and as an opportunity, immigration cannot be efficiently managed without coherent integration measures.

We welcome inter-disciplinary approaches to migration dynamics and integration policies and contributions covering research actions, policy analyses, as well as good practice models in migration management.

The discussions may refer but are not limited to the following topics:

* Transnationalism, European identity and integration in Europe;
* Understanding the European integration modules;
* Challenges in measuring immigrant integration;
* Action research on migration;
* Legal perspectives on European immigration;
* The role of migration research centres in migration management;
* Migration and development.


* Jan Niessen, Migration Policy Group
* Kamila Fialkovska, University of Warsaw
* Don Flynn, Migrants’ Rights Network
* Oana Ciobanu, University of Geneva
* Peter Nijkamp, VU University Amsterdam
* Ayse Guveli, University of Essex
* Bernhard Perchinig, ICMPD
* Marlou Schrover, University of Leiden

Please send abstracts in English (max. 300 words), including the authors’
name and affiliation to conference@cdcdi.ro. The full presentations will be requested by the 28th of February 2014.


Abstract submission: 20 January 2014

Author notification: 1 February 2014

Presentations/papers: 28 February 2014

For more details, please visit:




Events: The Global Governance of International Migration: What Next?

The Global Governance of International Migration: What Next?

The regulation of international migration and migrant rights are among the most contested public policy issues around the world. In 2013-14 a series of high-level policy meetings (including the High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development in New York – http://bit.ly/UNDESA-dialogue – and the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Stockholm – http://www.gfmd.org/en/) will debate the global governance of migration, migrant rights and development.

Do we need more global governance of international migration? If so, why and what should it aim to achieve? How, if at all, should international migration be integrated in the post-2015 development agenda?

Join us for a panel discussion on Friday 29th November at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and take part in the debate. This event is led and hosted by Kellogg College (http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/) and jointly sponsored with COMPAS (http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk), RSC (http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk) and IMI (http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk).

Chair: Robin Cohen (Kellogg College and International Migration Institute, Oxford) http://www.imi.ox.ac.uk/about-us/people/robin-cohen


*  Paul Collier (Blavatnik School of Government, Oxford), author of Exodus: How Migration is Changing the World, Oxford University Press 2013
http://www.bsg.ox.ac.uk/people/paul-collier, http://bit.ly/exodus-change

*  Ian Goldin (Oxford Martin School), author of Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future, Princeton University Press 2012
http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/director/, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9301.html

*  Cathryn Costello (Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford), author of The Human Rights of Migrants in European Law, Oxford University Press 2014
http://www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/people/academic-staff/cathryn-costello, http://bit.ly/migrants-euro-law

*  Martin Ruhs (Kellogg College, OUDCE and COMPAS, Oxford), author of The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labor Migration, Princeton University Press 2013
http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/martin-ruhs, http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10140.html


17.00-18.30 Panel Discussion in the lecture hall at the University of Oxford Museum of Natural History 18.30-19.30 Drinks Reception at Kellogg College 19.30-21.30 Dinner at Kellogg College

Both the panel discussion and drinks reception are FREE of charge. The dinner at Kellogg College is £15.00 per person.

To book please email: bookings@kellogg.ox.ac.uk Please specify whether your booking pertains to the discussion, drinks and/or dinner. Include names of all guests and any dietary requirements.


Towards New Migration Systems, Patterns and Policies in Eurasia: The Case of Turkey and the Russian Federation Monday 25 November http://www.compas.ox.ac.uk/events/forthcoming/


The mission of COMPAS is to conduct high quality research in order to develop theory and knowledge, inform policy-making and public debate, and engage users of research within the field of migration.

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