Department of Anthropology


Migration Matters : Global Challenges

Wednesday 29 November 10:00 until 19:00
Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts, University of Sussex
Part of the series: 5th SCMR-JEMS Annual Conference

Paul Statham, Director SCMR & Editor JEMS, Introduction 10.15-10.30

Nancy Foner, Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The Uses and Abuses of History:  Understanding Contemporary U.S. Immigration. 10.30-11.15

Paul Statham Comment on Nancy Foner. 11.15-11.30

Public Q&A 11.30-12

Lunch 12-1pm

Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham and Institute for Research into Superdiversity. ‘We must stop this carnage’: The politics of death and rescue in Europe’s refugee crisis 1pm-1.45

Naika Foroutan, Berlin Institute for Integration and Migration Research (BIM), Humboldt University: Dynamics of Postmigrant Societies - Ambivalences between Acceptance and Rejection of Plural Democracy 1.45-2.30

Michaela Benson, Goldsmith University, and Karen O’Reilly, University of Loughborough. Lifestyle migration: colonial traces, neoliberalism and the search for a better way of life 2.30-3.15

Coffee Break 3.15-3.45

Eric Fong, Center on Migration and Mobility, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Migration Patterns in East Asia 3.45-4.30

Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex and Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University: Illusions of migration: illusions of control. Reflections on current patterns, trends and approaches. 4.30-5.15

Drinks to follow

All welcome, attendance free, but for catering purposes please register at

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Last updated: Wednesday, 11 October 2017