Migration Researchers in the Field: A Graduate Student Conference on Method & Theory

Organization: Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR)

Venue: University of Sussex

Location: Brighton, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 08, 2014 End Date/Time: Apr 09, 2014
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2014
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The Migration Studies PhD students at the University of Sussex are glad to announce a Call for Papers for their third two-day international graduate student conference. The conference is open to doctoral students across all disciplines, in the UK and beyond, who are working on migration-related issues. We welcome 20-minute presentations on a wide range of topics, with an emphasis on methods and theory.

It is anticipated that the conference will include panels that focus on the following (although submissions are not limited to these areas): -Migration policy processes -Transnational fields -Ethnography of migration -Climate-related migration -Gender/class issues -Irregular migrants -Migration and development   This graduate conference is an opportunity for researchers working on innovative migration-related doctoral projects to present their work and receive constructive and critical feedback from interested and qualified peers. Presentations of PhD projects adopting qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches from different disciplinary and theoretical perspectives are welcome. We encourage a wide and creative range of themes and contributions to multi-sited and comparative approaches.  

The event will coincide with the first Sussex Centre for Migration Research (SCMR)/Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) annual conference, which will take place at Sussex on 10 April 2014. Graduate Conference participants are invited to stay on for this conference, and JEMS will award a ‘best paper’ from the Graduate Conference, which will be subsequently published in the journal after review by the editor. The keynote for the SCMR/JEMS event is Prof Rogers Brubaker (UCLA), who will present on ‘Linguistic and Religious Pluralism: Between Difference and Inequality.’  

Please send abstracts of no more than 300 words by 15 February 2014 to: js290@sussex.ac.uk. Accepted participants will be notified by 28 February 2014.


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