08 April 2022
When I was 17 years old, the Moroccan-Spanish border was the 7th most unequal border of the world. I grew up in the fortified city of Ceuta, a Spanish exclave in the North of Africa that has become a symbol of the border spectacle. The fence that...

28 March 2022
There are several ethical and methodological challenges when we seek to include the online sphere in our research. In some cases, it might be best to go offline to be able to conduct better online research. With the rise of internet technology there has...

15 March 2022
Every year, more and more young people across the globe from varied cultural, socio-economic, and national backgrounds migrate to study. According to UN data, the number of international students worldwide, which stood at just about 2 million in 2000,...

26 February 2022
[If you missed the first part of the interview, discussing the value of studying music and migration, you may read it here ]. CK: Host societies tend to imagine refugees as silent. However, ignoring the sound of this experience inevitably involves...

07 February 2022
Are you a PhD candidate or early career researcher that works on developing, critiquing, or renewing migration research methods? Or do you have a recent experience doing migration research that highlights challenges or benefits of certain methods and...

28 January 2022
Chrysi Kyratsou (CK) interviews Eckehard Pistrick, Institute for European Ethnomusicology, University of Cologne (EP) CK: Could you please introduce us to the study of music and migration and your own research? EP: Studies in music and migration...

30 December 2021
When I was only a recently hired junior lecturer, making my way through the halls of academia, I was teaching in a course on intercultural communication. As part of the tutorials, I had to guide my students through, among others, the concept of...

19 October 2021
In recent years the prosecution of civilians who assist migrants based on humanitarian ideals has increased. To avoid further criminalisation and ensure that migrants in need receive essential support, there is a need to define what humanitarian...

27 September 2021
Yet again, the 2021 IMISCOE Conference was not only a unique opportunity to engage with innovative research in Migration Studies but it also offered PhD candidates in the field the opportunity to cross disciplinary boundaries and connect with each other...

06 August 2021
In the following blog I will argue, based on my fieldwork at the Cara Di Mineo Migrants’ reception camp, that Italy’s asylum procedure is a source of frustration for the asylum seekers. We may conclude that EU migration policy in that realm failed....

PhD Network

The IMISCOE PhD Network aims to strengthen research and network opportunities for doctoral researchers in the field of migration. The Network has several dedicated working groups, each with active members who plan and carry out activities relevant for PhD migration scholars.

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