One of the first centres on Migration in the UK, the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR) builds on a longstanding reputation for original theoretically driven empirical research in the field of migration and ethnic relations.Sussex hosts one of the largest groups of migration scholars in the world and a large active and vibrant migration postgraduate community. True to the Sussex tradition, our approach to research, doctoral research and MA teaching is genuinely interdisciplinary and draws insights from sociology, human geography, anthropology, development studies, politics, law, psychology, education, economics and demography.
The SCMR is a broad church. Our research covers the experiences of sending and receiving regions, countries and states, and different types of migration and migrants across several regions of the globe. Again, in the pioneering Sussex tradition, our approach is genuinely ‘global’ in outlook, and we are international, with links to many Universities, research centres and NGOs across the world. We have an outstanding record for generating research funding from academic funding bodies and government departments toconduct this original research that in many cases has been recognised as path-breaking in shaping the field.The SCMR also hosts the high ranking and leading international journal, the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, now in its 41st year. Every year we hold an international conference sponsored by the journal and the centre as well as a post graduate conference organised by the doctoral students.To learn more about the SCMR, its research activities and teaching, please browse our website.
In the video below, you can listen to Professor Paul Statham, Director of the SCMR, talking about migration.
Sussex Centre for Migration Research
School of Global Studies
University of Sussex
Falmer, Brighton BN1 9SJ
Director: Professor Paul Statham
Room Arts C220
+44 (0)1273 873374