In this blog series written by the students on the MA in Migration Studies at the University of Birmingham and edited by Nando Sigona, we examine the key themes and geographical foci in some of the key academic journals in migration studies. The second contribution in the series is by Emily Edge (MA in Migration Studies,... Continue Reading →
Fieldwork memories at the beginning of a new academic year.
I was asked to record a short video for the induction of the new PhD students in our School. The deadline to send it was approaching so eventually yesterday evening I sat down to do it. I had spent already a number of hours sitting at my desk in various Zoom/Team/Skype meetings and the prospect of yet another talking head video at my desk didn’t appeal much. So I decided to shoot the video standing in my home office. It is a fairly densely packed space, no neutral background available. Oh well, I thought to myself and went on to record a 5 minute long video. Yes, the one you can see below is just over 2 minutes, not everything that came out of my stream of consciousness was publishable. Afterward I showed a few seconds of the recording to my wife. ‘Too much information’, she told me. Viewers won’t…
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The Covid-19 pandemic is exacerbating the existing vulnerabilities of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people, according to a report by theInstitute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham and Refugee Women Connect. Research has revealed that many undocumented migrants were anxious about seeking medical help – fearful of being reported to immigration... Continue Reading →
IRiS has an amazing track record of successful MSC fellowship applications, we currently host two MSC fellows (Dr Stefano Piemontese and Dr Anna Vittoria Sarli), previous fellows include Dr Giovanni Picker, Dr Ceren Ozgen and Dr Aleksandra Kazlowska. We welcome applications for this final round of MSC fellowship in the H2020 research programme, for info... Continue Reading →
Valeria, Shahadat and Leonardo – an EU family living in London. Francesca MooreNando Sigona, University of Birmingham London is one of the capitals of the EU, home to over 1.1m non-British EU citizens, including a large number of families and children. This, according to my team’s ongoing analysis of data from across the EU, is... Continue Reading →
In preparation for the forthcoming NODE conference (2-4 December) in Tokyo, we are launching a series of Working Papers that examines a range of issues related to migration and diversity in Japan and the UK through a comparative lens. NODE 1: Ozgen, C., Liu-Farrer, G., Cole, M., Green, A. (2019) ‘Economic Migration in the UK... Continue Reading →
SEREDA Researcher, Sandra Pertek, shares her learning about how faith can help refugee and migrant women to heal from Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) in Southern Tunisia.
Dr Saime Ozcurumez , a SEREDA Project Researcher from Bilkent University, Turkey, discusses policy alternatives for addressing the needs of SGBV survivors.