Sussex Centre for Migration Research


Latest research seminar series

SCMR Migration Seminar Series, Autumn 2017.  Arts C, C333, Tuesdays @ 3.30pm

September 26th, Sirijit Sunanta, RILCA, Mahidol Univeristy. Globalizing the Thai ‘high-touch’ industry:  Exports of care and body work and gendered mobilities to and from Thailand.

October 10th, Sundari Anitha , University of Lincoln, School of Social and Political Sciences. Striking women: struggles and strategies of South Asian women from Grunwick to Gate Gourmet

October 17th, Gurminder Bhambra, University of Sussex. Citizenship and Migration in the Context of Brexit: Challenging the National Conceptual Frame

October 20th, 12.30 -2pm *NOTE DAY AND TIME* Giovanna Dell'Orto, School of Journalism, University of Minnesota. Journalism and Refugees: Reporting practices, media coverage and public discourses about refugees’ flows and integration in the EU and the US

October 24th, Dora Sampaio, University of Sussex. A place to grow older… alone?  Living and ageing as a single older lifestyle migrant in the Azores.

November 7th, Itaru Nagasaka, Hiroshima University. Migratory experiences, transnational ties and self-making of young Filipinos in Italy

November 14th, Anne-Line Rodriguez, SOAS, Department of Anthropology and Sociology. European Attempts to Discipline African Youths by Raising Awareness of the Risks of Migration: Ethnography of an Encounter

November 21st, Jon Fox, SPAIS, Bristol University. Pathological integration, or, How Eastern Europeans use racism to become British.

November 29th, 5th SCMR-JEMS International Conference - see separate programme

Confirmed Speakers: Professor Nancy Foner, CUNY; Dr Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham; Professor Eric Fong, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Dr Michaela Benson, Goldsmith Univeristy; Professor Karen O'Reilly, Loughborough University; Professor Naika Foroutan, Humboldt University; Professor Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex. 


Download the full programme here: Migration Research Seminars Autumn 2017 [810Kb] [PDF 809.32KB]




Migration Seminar Series - Spring 2017

March 8th Marie-Dominique Aguillon, Aix-Marseille University. Hindering migrants’ departures and promoting returns: The new credo of the Euro-African Migration management approach?

March 15th Professor Mike Collyer, University of Sussex. Constructing Mosques: architecture, imagination, belonging

March 22nd Professor Russell King, University of Sussex.  ‘And Then Came Brexit’: Reactions and Future Plans of Young EU Migrants in London

April 5th Jon Sward, University of Sussex. Migration, land and livelihoods: Exploring the impact of changing land tenure norms on migrant livelihoods at rural migration destinations in Ghana

May 3rd Dr Robert Nurick, University of Sussex. The role of research in generating impact: the case of undocumented migration from Cambodia to Thailand

 May 10th Dr Vicky Johnson with Anannia Asmasu, Milki Getachue and Shubhendera Manshresthra, University of Brighton. Understanding uncertainty in migration in Ethiopia and Nepal

Migration Seminar Series – Autumn 2016

 Sept. 28 Professor Kaoru Aoyama, Research Centre for Promoting Intercultural Studies (Promis), Kobe University. The Fine Lines: Migration, Trafficking, Care and Sex Work

 Oct. 5 Dr Roy Huijsmans, International Institute of Social Studies in the Hague, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Being Youth, Becoming Mobile: Lao village youth, households and everyday cross-borderland mobilities

Oct. 12 Dr James Esson, Department of Geography, Loughborough University. Title tbc

 Oct. 15 ‘Migration Day Global Studies Event’ at Attenborough Centre and on Campus (separate programme)  

 Oct. 19 Dr Ruben Andersson, Oxford Department of International Development. The politics and perils of impact: an auto-ethnography of outreach amid the 'refugee crisis'

 Nov. 2 Professor Ricard Zapata-Barrero, Department of Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Title tbc

Nov. 9 Dr Thomas Chambers, Department of Anthropology, University of Sussex. Inside/Outside: Imagination and Migration in India and the Gulf

 Nov. 16 Dr Lucy Mayblin, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick. Title tbc

 Nov. 23 Dr Paolo Boccagni, Universita’ degli Studi di Trento. Title tbc

 Nov. 30 4th SCMR-JEMS International Conference (Separate programme)

Confirmed Speakers:

Keynote: Professor Irene Bloemraad, UC Berkeley Sociology with commentary by Professor Marc Helbling, WZB Berlin Social Science Center; Professor Heaven Crawley, Chair in International Migration, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University; Professor Sandro Mezzadra, University of Bologna, Department of Political Science; Professor Patrick Simon, The French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED); Professor Susanne Choi Department of Sociology, Chinese University of Hong Kong; Professor Alan Winters, CEO of the Migrating Out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium.


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