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....

23 June 2021
Initially, I was not planning on going to the PhD network activities of the IMISCOE spring conference, which took place in March 2021. Since at that point my life had been consumed by setting up an experiment survey, it really felt like every moment not...

15 June 2021
This is a very quick glimpse into how I found a solution to obstacles in qualitative research posed by the pandemic while looking to solve an ethics-related issue in my data collection. But let me start from the beginning. My doctoral project focuses on...

15 June 2021
This month´s post is a little different. It will not be about my research (at least not directly), or about breaking knowledge trends in Migration Studies. Instead, this post is about my personal experience as a PhD candidate and some choices I made to...

12 May 2021
Recently, I read a report on the effects of Covid-19 on the workplace. One of the main finding was that “diverse employees” struggle the most during the Covid-19 period. I thought to myself – “ diverse employees”? What does that mean? If there are...

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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