2018 Rinus Best Paper Award 2018 now published online in Comparative Migration Studies
This article belongs to a special issue entitled: Mediterranean Migration Resesearch: variable focal length
This article belongs to a special issue entitled: Mediterranean Migration Resesearch: variable focal length
Annual Report, including an account of 15 years IMISCOE by founding father Rinus Penninx!>>
Manuscripts invited now! The Annual COMPETITIVE CALL FOR BOOK PROPOSALS for the IMISCOE Springer Series opens at the IMISCOE Annual Conference on 26 June 2019. Deadline for submissions: Thursday 31 October 2019. RESULTS will be announced in early DECEMBER 2019.>>
For the third year in a row, the Editorial Committee of the IMISCOE Book Series and Springer are hosting a short event during the Annual Conference where some of our authors whose book got published in the past twelve months can discuss their publication with conference participants. Rather than a classic book presentation, this event is more similar to a roundtable discussion where authors respond to discussants’ comments on the main features of their book and the audience is explicitly invited to take part in the discussion.>>
16th IMISCOE Annual Conference Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century:
"Conceptual and Methodological Approaches"
The winner of the 2018 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award is Dr. Kristina Bakkær Simonsen.
Her dissertation entitled: “Do They Belong? Host National Boundary Drawing and Immigrants’ Identificational Integration” was defended at Aarhus University on 8 December 2017.>>
If you register between May 1-June 1 the fee increases to 250 euros. After June 1, the conference fee will be 350 euros. Be on time to register for IMISCOE's 16th Annual Conference in Malmö.
Migration constitutes one of the most debated societal issues in contemporary Europe. Reflecting the salience of migration as a policy issue, migration research has grown exponentially.>>
To reinforce its support to groups of scholars working together within the field of migration studies, IMISCOE announces a new call that will initiate a new research infrastructure within the network.>>
This series is the official book series of IMISCOE, the largest network of excellence on migration and diversity in the world.>>
Understanding International Migration in the 21st Century: Conceptual and Methodological Approaches:
The growing diversity and complexity of international migration present a need for reconceptualizing migration research. The aim of the 2019 IMISCOE Annual Conference is to facilitate exchanges in new concepts and innovative methodologies for understanding human migration in the 21st Century.>>
Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) welcomes proposals for special issues related to the following theme:
"Comparative research and theory-development in migration studies".>>
The PhD network keeps expanding every year, attracting the interest of numerous early career researchers involved in migration and integration-related studies. At the 2018 Annual Conference in Barcelona, the PhD Network organized three workshops specifically addressing PhDs: two were devoted to career development – publishing and research funding opportunities – and one concentrated on the use of categories in migration research. Furthermore, the network organized an “Intergenerational Feedback” session, where PhDs could receive advice on their research from senior academics through small group discussions.>>
The “Migration and Social Protection in the European Union: Public Policies, Migrant Practices and the Politics of Welfare” IMISCOE Spring Conference will take place from February 27 to March 1 in Liège, Belgium. The IMISCOE board of directors will also meet during this event (closed meeting).
This conference is organized by the Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège in partnership with the ERC-funded research project ‘Migration and Transnational Social Protection in (post) crisis Europe’ (MiTSoPro). In line with the topical focus of the conference, the event will be held within the conference facilities of the Valdor hospital, located in the neighborhood of Amercoeur in Liège.>>
This conference aims to rethink IMISCOE’s research infrastructure in the light of broader developments in the field of migration studies.>>
The SCMR was one of the first migration research centres established in Europe and brings together a large community of migration scholars as well as a dynamic and engaged post-graduate community. True to the University of Sussex tradition, the SCMR has a creative, genuinely interdisciplinary, and global approach to research and teaching.>>
The Congress, organized by Pompeu Fabra University through GRITIM-UPF, took place from 2 to 4 July on the Ciutadella campus, under the title “Europe, migrations and the Mediterranean: human mobility and intercultural challenges”. The meeting of the largest network of researchers in Europe in the field of migration and integration consisted of more than 130 sessions, including research panels, workshops on immigration, and work sessions.>>
Comparitive Migration Studies, under Peter Scholten, is generously supporting the IRN by sponsoring the annual IRN Best Paper Award. This sponsorship began in 2017 and entails a 500 euro prize, as well as the opportunity to have an expedited review process if the article is submitted to CMS.
In 2017, the prize was awarded to Marc Helbling (University of Bamberg) and Richard Traunmueller (Goethe-University, Frankfurt) for their paper entitled, "What Is Islamophobia? Disentangling Citizens' Feelings Towards Ethnicity, Religion and Religiosity Using A Survey Experiment."
In 2018, the prize was awarded to Lars Leszczensky (Mannheim Centre for European Social Research), Rahsaan Maxwell (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill), and Erik Bleich (Middlebury College), for their article entitled, "Explaining National Identification Among Muslim Adolescents: Evidence from Four European Countries."
GRITIM-UPF has been honoured this year to contribute to the most singular activity of Imiscoe. Its Annual conference reached more than 650 registered participants, including both young and senior researchers for all over Europe and beyond, distributed through more than 130 sessions including research panels, workshops, and working sessions for IMISCOE Research Groups and Standing Committees. As we have clustered the sessions, we can see how strong the Imiscoe research agenda is connected with the social and policy global and local concerns, and cover almost all the important issues of present historical time: Refugees and Forced displacements, Discriminations and Exclusions, International Migration and new mobilities, Welfare and social protection, Economy and Labour Market, Transnational challenges, Society and Attitudes, Politics and Governance, Superdiversity and Intersectionality, Methodological challenges.>>
MMG is a collective that brings together several thematic groups of scholars within migration and mobility studies at the University of Salzburg.>>
IMISCOE welcomes 5 new member institutes:
Welcome to the IMISCOE Community!>>
The Department for Migration and Globalisation (DeMiG) at Danube University Krems has recently been accepted as a new member institution of the IMISCOE network. As a member of this unique network, our department will further intensify and institutionalise the links with the growing number of migration research centres across Europe and contribute to the activities the IMISCOE network is committed to.>>
The Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award 2018 has been awarded to Sarah Nimführ and Buba Sesay for their paper entitled: “Lost in Limbo? Moving Contours and Practices of Settlements of Non-Deportable Refugees in the Mediterranean Area.”>>
During the 15th Annual Conference in Barcelona, the Board of Directors officially welcomed Cà Foscari University of Venice as new IMISCOE member. Ca' Foscari University of Venice, established in 1868 as Royal Business College, was the first of its kind in ltaly.>>
Presentation of BIRMM VUB
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) conducts a wide variety of research on migration and diversity, spread over many disciplines, departments and research institutes. The application for institutional membership to IMISCOE has provided a catalyst for a long-discussed creation of an interdisciplinary research centre in which VUB migration and diversity researchers can meet, exchange and bundle forces.>>
The winner of the 2018 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award is Dr. Apostolos Andrikopoulos. His dissertation entitled “Argonauts of West Africa: Migration, Citizenship and Kinship Dynamics in a Changing Europe", was defended at the University of Amsterdam in December 2017.>>
The new IMISCOE Solidarity Fund is a joint initiative of the IMISCOE PHD network and the IMISCOE Board of Directors. We strongly believe, as academics, that scientific work needs academic freedom without interference from governments. Academic freedom is often seen as a challenge by authoritarian regimes. At this very moment, regimes all over the world are targeting our colleagues, keeping them from pursuing their scientific objectives.>>
The Mediterranean lies at the heart of migration studies in Europe and, currently, it is a focal point of large-scale human displacement. This is both a global and a local challenge with major effects on origin and destination countries in terms of society and politics, and with important implications for border and diversity policies, and geopolitical strategies.
The 2018 IMISCOE Annual Conference raises the theme “Europe, migrations and the Mediterranean: human mobilities and intercultural challenges” and will take place in Barcelona (July 2-4, 2018).
IMISCOE is happy to announce the new representative of the PhD network. As of September 2017, Cathrine Talleraas has taken over the position of being the IMISCOE PhD representative.>>
On Friday, 3 November 2017, the new European academic exchange programme European Master in Migration Studies (EuMIGS) was officially launched in the “Peace Hall” of the town hall of Osnabrück. Aim of the programme is to promote the mobility and cross-country learning of students and the exchange of teaching staff between eight high-level institutes of migration research and their respective master programmes. The new exchange programme is coordinated by the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) at the University of Osnabrück.>>
IMISCOE encourages scholars from the network to explore new opportunities for research, collaboration and publications. Therefore, it provides seed funding to the development of new research (by developing research proposals), joint publications or other activities around specific topics or new niches of research. Existing successful research clusters and standing committees are also encouraged to apply if they can clearly identify why further support from IMISCOE is needed for new activities.>>
IMISCOE has opened nominations for its 2018 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award. The Network has awarded this prize annually since 2010 (overview of winners) to stimulate and recognise excellent PhD research in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe. The 2018 competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended within the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 8 January 2018. Applicants are invited to apply on their own behalf, although dissertation supervisors may also nominate candidates.>>
Proposals invited now!
Comparative Migration Studies (CMS) is an international, peer-reviewed journal for comparative research in the field of migration, integration and ethnic studies.
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 will take place during the IMISCOE conference in Rotterdam, on Wednesday June 28th 2017.>>
The Center for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) of the University of Liège is glad to welcome applications for the third edition of the IMISCOE 3CI PhD Winter School ‘Migration and Urban Change'.
Many beginning and advanced PhDs have questions about their PhD project and all this entails. These workshops will cover some of the most frequently raised questions, concerning aspects of publication, research funding, and academic networking. They also offer participants the opportunity to meet their peers in a relaxed atmosphere.>>
The Board of Comparative Migration Studies has published a statement in which it thanked reviewers for their continued support. It was stated that "their expertise and hard work as a reviewer is invaluable to us and has helped the authors in improving their manuscripts".
In the most recent PhD Blog entry, Nare Galstyan (PhD Candidate at the University of Milan) asks Maurizio Ambrosini (Professor of Sociology of Migration at the University of Milan) about books and movies on the topic of migration.
IMISCOE has an annual PhD Summer school, in the past organized among other in Rotterdam, Antwerp, Barcelona, and at Princeton. IMISCOE is now looking for interested institutions, or teams of several institutions, to develop bids to host the IMISCOE PhD Summer school 2018.>>
The recently published book Ukrainian Migration to the European Union: Lessons from Migration Studies provides a comprehensive examination into the flow of Ukrainian nationals to the EU. The editors Marta Kindler and Olena Fedyuk talk about the volume that is part of IMISCOE's Research Series in an extensive video interview.
Talking Migration is a podcast produced by Dr Clara Sandelind at the University of Sheffield. In a recent episode, the discussion revolved around the debate on 'solidarity in diverse societies' that was sparked by a special issue of the open access journal Comparative Migration Studies. Clara Sandelind, Will Kymlicka and Rainer Bauböck picked up where the special issue left off.
IMISCOE is proud to announce that the Open University in London joined the network whereas the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam has rejoined the network. Moreover, Eleonore Kofman (Professor of Gender, Migration and Citizenship at Middlesex University) has been appointed as member of the Executive Board.
The coordination of Europe’s largest network of scholars on migration, integration and social cohesion remains at Erasmus University Rotterdam. In 2014, the EUR was granted its’ first period as coordinator of the IMISCOE Network. In February 2017, the IMSICOE Board of Directors has decided to grant EUR a second term as coordinator, from 2018 to 2022.
The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute in Florence recently published an ebook on the Integration of Migrants and Refugees. Several researchers from the IMISCOE network have contributed to this book that addresses the challenges that the current migration and refugee crisis poses to the traditional integration mechanisms and processes employed by European countries.
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.>>
The 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference took place in Prague, 30 June – 2 July 2016. The conference covered the theme ‘Migration and Development’ and was organized by the Geographic Migration Centre (GEOMIGRACE) at Charles University in Prague.>>
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