January 2017

Newsletter #01



Winner of IMISCOE's Call for book proposals - 2016

After a careful evaluation, the editorial committee selected the winner out of the 2016 IMISCOE’s call for book proposals: At the Edge of Solidarity: Securitization of the policies for ‘Roma’ and the deservingness of rights” edited by Tina Magazinni & Stefano Piemontese.

The book promotes a reflection and debate around the political and legal context of Romani migration within the EU and its impact on local policies. Roma migration emphasizes the existent gap between the rigid understanding of ethnicity embedded in the policies for ‘Roma’ on the one hand, the wide heterogeneity of national approaches towards ‘Roma diversity’ on the other hand, and Roma inner diversity itself. It presents a cross-disciplinary and wide-ranging collection of policy analysis, case studies, including experiences of social intervention, that offer an insight into the effects of the European legal and political framework on the life of ‘Roma migrants’ in western European countries.

The volume is expected to be published in 2017.

Call for Papers: 3CI PhD Summer School: Migration and Urban Change (12-16 July 2017) - deadline: 15 March, 2017 - 12:00 AM

The Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CIMIC) of the University of Liège is glad to welcome applications for the third edition of the IMISCOE 3CI PhD Summer School ‘Migration and Urban Change'. 

The third 3CI PhD Summer School Migration and Urban Change will focus on the link between migration (old and new, in and out) and urban change, specifically but not exclusively at the cultural and political level. The lectures will address different issues related to the theme of the Summer School. Furthermore, the Summer school will explicitly address two key issues for PhD students: (1) how to get published?; (2) Ethical Issues in Migration research. Finally, fieldwork will be organized in the neighborhoods of the city.
Call for Papers - Read More

Summer School description - Read More

Newsletter PhD Network of IMISCOE - January 2017 

With our growing PhD network we would like to inform you of the recent events!
The network has grown exponentially with a database of more than 600 PhDs and a core working group of 20 people. We encourage PhD students to get involved in the upcoming activities for 2017 that we are organizing. Read more about it in our NEWSLETTER!

PhD Blog -  latest blog - 31 January 2017


Social pedagogy: asking questions about implicit choices by Floor Verhaeghe and Carmen Draghici.  Prof. dr. Michel Vandenbroeck is the head of the department of Social Work and Social Pedagogy at Ghent University. His main research interests are early childhood, parent support, diversity and social in/exclusion. He is also Chairman of the Centre for Innovation in the Early Years (VBJK), an organization that works on policy-oriented studies and pedagogical innovations in early childhood care, education, and parent support. Read More



Expected book(s)

Decimo, F. & Gribaldo, A. (eds) “Boundaries within: Nation, kinship and identity among migrants and minorities.


Comparative Migration Studies:

Recently published articles:

  1. Deconstructing the meanings of and motivations for return: an Afghan case study - Marieke van Houte, Melissa Siegel, Tine Davids.

  2. Comparing the labour market position of Poles and Bulgarians before and after migration to the Netherlands - Marcel Lubbers, Mérove Gijsberts.

  3. Surveying immigrants without sampling frames – evaluating the success of alternative field methods - David Reichel, Laura Morales.

Also see issue 2 CMS (4:2) which has been recently published.


New Editorial Board members:

IMISCOE is happy to announce that six new members have joined theEditorial Board of the peer-reviewed, open access journal Comparative Migration Studies (CMS):



IMISCOE PhD Workshop on 28 June 2017 in Rotterdam (IMISCOE's 14th annual conference)

Following the success of the 2016  PhD Workshop, which took place during the 13th Annual IMISCOE conference in Prague, the next IMISCOE PhD Workshop will take place on 28 June 2017 during the 14th Annual IMISCOE Conference in Rotterdam. As was the case in Prague, the workshop will be organised in the morning of the first day of the conference, just before the official opening of the program.

In a survey conducted among members of the IMISCOE PhD Network, participants expressed great interest in the topics of “Getting Published”, “Research Funding”, and “Networking at academic conferences”. Due to the great demand the workshop on getting published will be held for all PhD students, while the workshops on research funding and networking will run in parallel. 

Further information on the exact schedule, the speakers and on how to register will be provided as soon as possible.








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