Understanding Migration: States of (Un)Belonging – call for abstracts

Call for Abstracts
‘Understanding Migration: States of (Un)Belonging’
Date: Thursday, 15th June 2017
Venue: The Diamond, 32 Leavygreave Rd, Sheffield S3 7R
Keynote Speaker: Dr Nando Sigona The University of Birmingham
The University of Sheffield Postgraduate Migration Research Network invites submissions for the 3rd Workshop on Migration. This one-day intensive research conference aims to explore issues on migration and belonging – or unbelonging, and offer diversified insights into a wide range of migration topics and discussions. The workshop aims to provide a friendly environment for postgraduate and early career researchers to engage in discussion regarding migration research, past, present, and future migration agendas, integration, representation of migrants and the evolution of migration policies. This is an opportunity to showcase your research, any ‘work in progress’, and (preliminary) research findings with a critically engaged postgraduate community. Abstracts in all areas of migration and from all disciplines will be considered.  
Submissions based broadly but not restricted to following topics are welcome:

  • Past, present and future movement flows
  • Migrants’ and forced migrants’ experiences (including displacement, journey, arrival, integration, etc.)
  • Migration policies, governance and control
  • Narratives and representations of migrants and forced migrants
  • Rise of anti-immigrant sentiment and policies
  • Migrant activism and organisation
  • Alternative theoretical/empirical/methodological perspectives on migration and belonging

Panels Proposals
Panel proposals should include the title of the proposed session (up to 15 words), name and affiliation of organisers, and abstracts, and should be submitted via the following link:
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Paper Abstracts Submissions
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be submitted via the following link:
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Relevant Dates:
Submission Deadline: Friday 10th March 2017
Notification of selection: April 2017
Registration: Registration will open in late April 2017
If you require any further information on the Research Conference or have any queries, please contact us at: migrationresearch@sheffield.ac.uk
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Sheffield Migration Research Group, Department of Geography, The Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID), The Department of Politics, The Department of Sociological Studies, The Sheffield Centre for Law and Society, and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning.
Conference organisers:
Thekli Anastasiou (Law), Dr Marcia Vera Espinoza (Politics), Laura Foley (Politics), Sarah Linn (Urban Studies and Planning), Katy Steward (Languages), Esteban Sanchez Botero (Journalism), and Rebecca Murray (Geography).
*There will be a limited number of travel grants (within the UK) available for accepted abstracts.
*Read about last year conference here

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