September 2017

Newsletter #04



Cees Jochemsen retired

This summer, IMISCOE said goodbye to Cees Jochemsen, who has been greatly valued as the senior Network Officer of IMISCOE since 2014. After the Rotterdam conference, in which Cees took a leading role, he officially left IMISCOE and is now enjoying his well-deserved retirement (which he had even postponed for the conference!). We want to thank Cees for the wonderful work that he has done for IMISCOE over the last 3,5 years. Cees played a key role within the Network Office and he was a driving force in the expansion and professionalization of IMISCOE in the last few years. On behalf of the whole Network Office and IMISCOE: thank you Cees!

Warda Belabas is replacing Cees Jochemsen as IMISCOE’s fulltime senior network-officer. In the last few years Warda was especially involved in IMISCOE’s Research-Series as the editorial manager, but will now be responsible for all IMISCOE-related affairs.
IMISCOE is not only saying goodbye to Cees Jochemsen, but also to Ali Konyali, who has served as IMISCOE’s webmaster over the last 3 years. We also take this opportunity to thank Ali for the great work that he has done. Ali will be succeeded by Karin Milovanovic-Hanselman, who will now be responsible for all website and newsletter-related affairs.

IMISCOE Competitive Call for Book Proposals

Have you just finished an innovative PhD? A large research project? A research monograph or the proceedings from a high quality workshop and looking for a publication outlet for an edited or single authored book? Try our Competition for the best book proposal this year and win a total Open Access fee waiver.


The deadline for submission is 20 October 2017. Please send your book proposal to, to the kind attention of Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou, chairperson of the Editorial Committee, following the IMISCOE book proposal form.

Do you want to read more about the conditions of the Call?

Visit our digital library? 

Call for Special Issues CMS

Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for comparative research in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies. 
CMS accepts proposals for special issues twice a year. The next deadline for submitting proposals is November 1, 2017. Special issue proposals (as PDF files) can be sent to . 

Anna Triandafyllidou has been appointed as Chairperson of IMISCOE's Editorial Board

Professor Anna Triandafyllidou, Robert Schuman Chair at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy where she directs the Cultural Pluralism Area, within the Global Governance Programme of the EUI, has become the new Chairperson of the IMISCOE Editorial Committee.

Leiden University - joines IMISCOE's network 

Imiscoe is proud to announce that Leiden University - has joined the IMISCOE network. 


Maria Baganha Award


The winner of the IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award 2017 is:

Dr. Yossi Harpaz.

His dissertation entitled “Compensatory Citizenship: A Comparative Study of Dual Nationality in Serbia, Mexico and Israel”, was defended at Princeton University in September 2016.

The award ceremony has taken place during the IMISCOE conference in Rotterdam, on Wednesday June 28th 2017.

Dr. Harpaz’s thesis is an extremely original piece of work which makes a highly innovative shift from the dominant focus on dual citizenship.


Rinus Penninx Award

The winner is René Kreichauf's paper, ‘From Forced Migration to Forced Arrival: The Campisation of Refugee Accommodation Centres in European Cities’.

On June 30, 2017 - the last day of the 14th IMISCOE conference in Rotterdam - the Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award was announced.


Understanding Urban Diversity, or What's the matter with Rotterdam?

On June 28th, keynote speaker Steven Vertovec was invited to open IMISCOE’s 14th Annual Conference, held at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Due to an unfortunate illness his keynote-lecture was canceled. However, given the importance of his speech – both IMISCOE and Steven Vertovec decided to distribute his talk through a video-lecture, filmed at the Max-Planck Institute (attended by his students).


Steven Vertovec 


IMISCOE’s annual conference, which took place on 28-30 June 2017 in Rotterdam, has been evaluated by a survey that was sent to all conference-participants. The survey showed that the Rotterdam conference was greatly appreciated by the network, with a very high overall score of a 8,2. In particular the quality of the semi-plenaries, the venue in Rotterdam and its facilities and the local organization of the conference were highly appreciated. However, several points of improvement were indicated as well, especially speaking to the structure of the conference.

This included, for example, the very lack of time for discussion in panels, too many parallel sessions and too limited availibility of uploaded full papers.


Closing plenary at IMISCOE's 14th annual conference


This feedback reflects the challenge of developing a conference-format that fits the growth of IMISCOE (about 650 conference participants in Rotterdam!).


In the upcoming months, the coordinators – in close collaboration with the organizers of IMISCOE’s next annual conference in Barcelona – will discuss the options to solve some of these concerns. Thanks to all of you for completing the survey and we hope that this year’s visitors will come back next year for the Barcelona conference!


A photo impression of the 3 conference days.

4 new Standing Committees

We are very pleased to announce, that IMISCOE’s Board of Directors has promoted 4 of our Research Initiatives to Standing Committees:

  • Changing migration dynamics in the world and their impact on diversification of migration around Europe
  • Contested Childhoods in Times of Crises
  • Immigration, immigrants and trade unions in Europe (IITUE)
  • Transnational Migrant families, children and youth, and their intergenerational everyday experiences and learning perspectives



Books -  forthcoming titles

2018: Open access

Inside Asylum Bureaucracy: Organizing Refugee Status Determination in Austria

Provides sociological insight into governmental action on the administration of asylum in Austria 
Authors: Dahlvik, Julia 

Retirement Home? Ageing migrant workers in France and the question of return

First major work in English on France’s migrant worker hostels, a massive state-led housing policy for migrant workers
Authors: Hunter, Alistair


See al our other titles: 2017/2016




Comparative Migration Studies

Recently published articles:

Have the Olympic Games become more migratory? A comparative historical perspective

Keywords: Olympic Games, Migration patterns, Athletic migration, Globalisation, Olympic citizenship
Authors: Joost Jansen and Godfried Engbersen


Managing crime through migration law in Australia and the United States: a comparative analysis
Keywords: Crimmigration, Migration, Visa cancellation, Comparative migration

Authors: Khanh Hoang and Sudrishti Reich


Intercultural policy in times of crisis: theory and practice in the case of Turin, Italy

Keywords: Interculturalism  Policy practices Immigrant integration  Neighbourhood houses

Authors: Tiziana Caponio and Davide Donatiello

This article is a part of a mini-symposium - see our collection page where you can find all our special issues.

Commentary series: NEW



Ever since the 1980s-1990s, multiculturalism has had both its advocates and its critics. While the support long outweighed the critique, the tide seemed to change at the beginning of the new millennium. Read more about the commentary series


The 2 Main articles

Must Interculturalists misrepresent multiculturalism?

Keywords: gevraagd aan author

Author: Tariq Modood


Interculturalism in the post-multicultural debate: a defence

Keywords: Diversity, Interculturalism, Public policy, Xenophobia, Multiculturalism, National civic policy

Author: Ricard Zapata-Barrero


Overview of our commentary series







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