10 February 2020
This month we had the pleasure of talking to Dr Lucy Mayblin, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sheffield about her new book ‘Impoverishment and Asylum: Social Policy as Slow Violence’ and the importance of history in contemporary...

17 January 2020
It is hard to avoid the temptation of writing a balance of the previous decade when you are given the opportunity of being the author of the first blog post of 2020, and I will indeed not be able to escape it.

23 December 2019
Young Afghans who have had their asylum claim rejected in Norway, have been disappearing from reception centres and absconding from Norwegian authorities in large numbers in recent years.

25 November 2019
Interdisciplinary PhDs are becoming increasingly common, particularly those which are based on a topic that spans many research fields. For example, PhDs in migration studies often span multiple disciplines, such as sociology, geography, demography,...

23 October 2019
Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, differences between the East and West of Europe still exist which often disqualify the “Easterners.” Discrepancies are structural and economical, with consequences for doctoral students.

24 September 2019
In the past couple of months, I did fieldwork in Vienna for my PhD project Becoming a Minority, where I also joined a course in Urban Sociology. One of the topics discussed in the course was “Ethnic Villages”; an academic sub-field mainly concerned with...

30 August 2019
As announced at the PhD Assembly at the IMISCOE 2019 Annual Conference in Malmö, the PhD Network is recruiting!

09 July 2019
Looking forward to finally leave the desert heat in the Netherlands, I am excited to join the IMISCOE conference this year.

24 June 2019
In many publications in the field of migration, language is seen as the touchstone of integration. Learning the host country’s language is argued to help develop a sense of belonging and reconstruct ways of life and identities (Esser, 2006).

03 June 2019
This blog hopes to instigate, by means of self-reflection, a conversation on how cinema and migration studies reflect on and give insights to one another. This, in my own experience, happens beyond the way migrant identities are represented on-screen,...

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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