News from Members

Film and discussion night on the encounters between tourists and refugees

On Thursday March 30th DocuDoka organizes a film and discussion night in Amsterdam on the encounters between tourists and refugees. The night in creative bar Doka will start with the screening of Holiday for Everyone (2017, Vakantie voor iedereen), a new documentary by Dutch film trio Annelies Wezenberg, Mark Koster and Rik Lauwen about a temporary center for asylum seekers on a Dutch holiday park and their contact with the local vacationers there. After the screening, which also includes short film and PowNed news report on similar encounters in the Mediterranean region, there will be an interactive discussion with the filmmakers as well as two experts, former refugee worker Rebecca Streng and critical tourism philosopher Ruud Welten.

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March 2017

MiReKoc Policy Brief 2017/01

The Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc) published the first of its "MiReKoc Policy Brief Series" written by Deniz Mardin and titled "Right to Health and Access to Health Services for Syrian Refugees in Turkey." This policy brief discusses the right to healthcare and the access to these healthcare facilities in Turkey. You can find the policy brief here. The institute announced that it will publish policy brief series monthly about a different topic in relation to migrants and refugees.

Call for applications: MiReKoc International Summer School 2017

Migration Research Center at Koç University will host its seventh round of summer school with the theme of "Migration and Children: Reflections on Voluntary and Forced Migration" to be held on 2-14 July 2017. The curriculum will place the causes and impacts of migration on children in the broader context of poverty, conflict and legal frameworks. Bringing together perspectives on vulnerability and resilience, gender relations and, on children's rights, the Summer School embraces an interdisciplinary approach.


CfP: Summer School on Gender, Migration and Social Protection in Frankfurt am Main

The Summer School on "Gendering (In)formal Social Protection: Gender, Migration and Resistance" will take place in Frankfurt am Main from June 18-June 23, 2017.

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Anna Amelina, Prof. Dr. Helma Lutz, Dr. Ewa Palenga-Möllenbeck

Goethe University Frankfurt, GRADE Center Gender | Cornelia Goethe Center for Women’s and Gender Studies


Call for Peacemakers 2017 Conference & Workshop

The 6th Annual Peacemakers Conference and Workshop is organized jointly by the Office of International Programs (OIP) and the Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoç). The Conference will take place on July 8 and the ensuing Workshop on July 9 – 11, 2017 in Istanbul.

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CfA: UCSIA Summer School in Antwerp (27th of August-2nd of September 2017)

It is the aim of the interdisciplinary UCSIA summer school to investigate the dynamic interaction between macro-level developments and bottom-up approaches in the fields of religion and culture and the way in which this interplay may induce innovative synergies and/or provoke new and old forms of confrontation. This year the program will focus on the topic ‘Between Market, State and Religion: Economic Realities, Social Justice & Faith Traditions’.


Dutch Association for Migration Research: Call for membership and joint event proposals

The Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR) is an inclusive international network of academic researchers with an interest in contributing to the development of migration research in the Netherlands. DAMR has the objective of increasing the scientific standing of migration research in the Netherlands by emphasizing interdisciplinary approaches to migration studies, theory formation and advancement based on empirical research.


Special Issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies: Immigrant Incorporation in Political Parties

This Special Issue seeks to explore the potentialities of strengthening a new field of research within migration and diversity studies: Immigrant incorporation in political parties. The point of departure of all contributions is that there is what we call a “diversity gap” between political parties as public representative organisations and diversity dynamics in democratic societies. This Special Issue seeks to explore the current strategies of political parties developing first conceptual frameworks, theoretical foundations and empirical hypothesis and approaches. The case studies come from four European countries, two from the North and two from the South of Europe: Germany, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.

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Launch of the Erasmus Migration & Diversity Institute (EMDI)

Scholars from various departments of Erasmus University Rotterdam have decided to work together in order to address such cross-disciplinary questions raised by migration and diversity. They launch the Erasmus Migration and Diversity Institute (EMDI), which has as the main objective to deepen cross-disciplinary collaboration in research on migration and diversity and to position EUR in the rapidly developing international field of migration research.


Migration and Europe: borders, mobility and the future of the EU (International Summer School)

The Summer School is a joint effort of Middlesex University, the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona and is planned to take place in London from the 3rd to the 7th of July 2017.


MA Migration, Society and Policy at Middlesex University

With migration regularly at the top of the European and global agenda, the need for skilled professionals who can make sense of the raw data, grasp complex policy systems and assess their impact on contemporary societies is more apparent than ever.


Global and Regional Migration Governance Summer School (Geneva, June 19-30, 2017)

The summer school offers a unique opportunity to learn and discuss about structures, actors, processes and challenges of global and regional migration governance in dialogue with international academic experts and practitioners from pertinent international organizations and NGOs based in Geneva.


CfP: (Re)Creating A Global Literary Canon (Deadline: 15 April 2017)

On 14-15 December 2017 an international conference organised by Peggy Levitt and Wiebke Sievers on (Re)Creating A Global Literary Canon will be held at the University of Vienna. Deadline for proposals: 15 April 2017. For more information see the full Call for Papers (pdf).


Reimagineering the Nation: Essays on Twenty-First-Century Sweden

A new publication by Aleksandra Ålund / Carl-Ulrik Schierup /Anders Neergaard (eds.), offers a critical analysis of neoliberal transformation as it has unfolded in Sweden, long regarded as exemplary in terms of social welfare, equality and an inclusive multicultural democracy.


February 2017

Call for Papers: "Ageing under lowest-low fertility and high emigration"

International conference: Ageing under lowest-low fertility and high emigration. The demography, the politics and the socio-economic challenges. June, 6th-7th 2017, Warsaw, Poland. Deadline for submitting abstracts: February 13th 2017.


Call for papers - Researching home and migration: questions, methods, prospects

An international workshop within the ERC HOMInG Project - June 5-6, Trento 

Deadline for abstract submissions: March 19


INED: Call for applications for two post-doctoral positions

INED and the iPOPs Laboratory of Excellence are inviting applications for two post-doctoral positions:

  • One two-year post-doctoral position in one of INED’s 11 research units
  • One one-year post-doctoral position in an iPOPs partner laboratory

The deadline for the call for applications is 17 February at midday, Paris time


January 2017

Open position: University Assistant (post doc) / Department of Political Science / University of Vienna

The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Political Science.


Chair in Migration Studies at Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

The European University Institute is looking for candidates with a distinguished record of scholarly publications and experience in postgraduate teaching and doctoral supervision, to fill a Chair in Migration Studies.


Master Programme in Ethnic and Migration Studies, Linköping University, Sweden

Addressing some of the most challenging issues in today’s world, this new programme relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. You learn to analyse the causes of migration, as well as its consequences for emerging formations of race, gender, labour, citizenship, healthcare, welfare and culture.


December 2016

Call for papers: Migrant and the City

The Urban Studies and Practices Journal welcomes papers for the Special issue on Migrant and the City.

Cities worldwide are major magnets for migrants. Urban environments shape migrants' experiences in a new locale, whereas migrants contribute to increasing diversity of the city.


2017 Transatlantic Dialogue: Sustaining a Democratic Public Sector in an Era of Multiple Challenges and Constraints

Subtheme: International Migration, Changing Demographics and the Rise of Intense Nationalism

Florida International University, Miami, 5-8 April 2017

Deadline for proposals: December 20th, 2016


Call for Papers: “Rap, slam and spoken word: the migration, post-migration and super-diversity experiences in sounds, words and images"

Call for papers for a research panel that is organised by the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Popular Art, Diversity and Cultural Policies in Post-Migration Urban Settings (POPADIVCIT). The panel is to be held at the 14th IMISCOE annual conference in Rotterdam, 28-30 June, 2017.


November 2016

Call for participants for the workshop "Comparing Local Migration Regimes", to take place at the 14th IMISCOE Annual Conference in Rotterdam (June 28-30, 2017)

Organisers: Antonie Schmiz (Osnabrueck University) and Charlotte Räuchle (Humboldt-University, Berlin)

It has been five years since Nina Glick Schiller and Ayse Çağlar presented their ‘rescaling’ approach in their widely recognized edited volume titled “Locating Migration. Rescaling Cities and Migrants” (2011; see also Glick Schiller and Çağlar 2009).


Call for positions: three postdoctoral fellowships on migration and home

Applications are invited for scholarships to work at post-doctoral level as part of the HOMInG –The Home-Migration Nexus Project (Dpt. of Sociology and social research, University of Trento). Application deadline: 30 December 2016. Expected starting date: February 2017.


Welcoming Refugees – Local European Experiences. Conference in Norrköping, Sweden, January 25-27, 2017

This conference wants to set the stage for a dialogue on policies and practices aiming at the development of welcoming and inclusive cities and local communities. Sign up to participate and give a contribution, or to just participate in discussions in one of the workshops where practitioners and researchers will meet to exchange experiences, thoughts and innovations.


Call for Applications: Post - doctoral and Doctoral Research Fellows

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint highly qualified candidates for up to five new research positions (Deadline: 11 January 2017) . For all positions, applicants should have a degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, socio-linguistics or another related social science discipline.


The Precariat analyzed, conditions, struggle and experiences

In a new book, edited by Carl-Ulrik Schierup and Martin Bak Jörgensen, the 'precariat' is analyzed, as a growing phenomena in labour and as a subject or resistance.


Call for papers - Research panel: The production and negotiation of religion in post-migrant cities (Deadline: December 7)

Research panel organised for the 14th IMISCOE Annual Conference, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 28-30 June 2017

Organisers: Andreas Pott, Ali Konyali (Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück)


Symposium of IMITE standing committee: Time to Rethink Migration & Redefine Transnationalism?

In today’s world, international migration not only affects those who are on the move but the vast majority of the global population. In this new era of hyper-connectedness, many of our actions have transnational ramifications, reaching many other people across the world. But the question is: how exactly should we define transnational? 


CfP: 14th Annual IMISCOE Conference, Div/Mig/Soc Session on Social Cohesion

14th Annual IMISCOE Conference, Rotterdam, 28-30 June, 2017 - ‘Migration, Diversity and the City’ Session: Social cohesion revisited – community cohesion and ethnic diversity

Organiser: IMISCOE Research Group “Diversity, Migration and Social Cohesion (Div/Mig/Soc)”

Chair: Aneta Piekut (Sheffield Methods Institute, the University of Sheffield)


Call for Papers for EGOS in Copenhagen - On Migration and the Meaning of Inclusion

Kyoung-Hee Yu (University of New South Wales, Australia) and Jelena Zikic (York University, Toronto, Canada) invite IMISCOE researchers to consider submitting a paper to Sub-Theme 21: Migration and Inclusion, at the 2017 EGOS colloquium in Copenhagen, July 6-8, 2017.


October 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on Citizenship, Migration and Development

The Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) of Maastricht University invites submissions for its Workshop on Citizenship, Migration and Development. The workshops will be organised in four panels along the major MACIMIDE research themes: Citizenship and Immigrant Integration; Cross-border Mobility; Migration and Development; and Transnational families. We welcome papers in all these areas, including cross-thematic and interdisciplinary papers.


Call for Applications: MACIMIDE Junior Visiting Fellows, 2016 – 2017

The Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) of Maastricht University invites applications for Junior Visiting Fellowships for the academic year 2016-2017. The fellows are expected to engage in collaborative work with members of MACIMIDE along one of the four research themes: Citizenship and Immigrant Integration; Cross-border Mobility; Migration and Development; and Transnational families.


Call for paper presentations on highly skilled migrants and brain waste

The IMISCOE research group on highly skilled migrants and brain waste welcomes paper presentations for the annual IMISCOE conference in Rotterdam, 28 - 30 June 2017. Please submit abstracts by 1 December 2016.


Industrial Relations in Europe: Between Core and Peripheries (CfP)

The Industrial Relations in Europe Conference (IREC) will take place in Warsaw, on 7-8 September 2017 (Call for Papers - PDF)

Industrial relations in European countries are currently in the process of profound transformation that will have both long-term and short-term effects.


Conference: Welcoming Refugees – Local European Experiences

Municipality of Norrköping in partnership with The Municipality of Norrköping, in partnership with REMESO at Linköping University, and the think tank Arena Idé, invite politicians and officials in European municipalities, as well as researchers in the social sciences, to a two-day conference to discuss best practices and innovative solutions for receiving refugees in European cities.


Final Conference DIVERCITIES project (Registration closes 1 December 2016)

Creating social cohesion, social mobility and economic performance in today’s hyper-diversified cities.

Date: 8-10 February 2017

Place: Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


September 2016

Max Planck Research Groups - Announcement 2016/17

The Max Planck Society has just announced the call for leaders of independent Research Groups. With this call for applications, MPG und Technische Universität München (TUM) combine their respective career opportunities to a highly attractive career option for international top talents:


50% PostDoc position at the University of Neuchatel

To complete research within the NCCR project Gender as Boundary Marker in Migration and Mobility the nccr – on the move is seeking to hire a Post-Doc (50%) for the duration of 18 months, starting 1 December 2016 (or by appointment).


Maurice Crul on the importance of early education for migrant children (Op-Ed in the Guardian)

Maurice Crul, international coordinator of IMISCOE, says in Op-Ed in the Guardian, that early education is key to helping migrant children thrive: "My research across nine European countries suggests smart policies could be the key to successful integration." (Read the Op-Ed on the website of the Guardian)

Master class for PhD student by Prof. Richard Alba, 27 October at the VU University

This is an open call to invite you to the master class of Prof. Richard Alba working at Graduate Center of the City University in New York. Richard Alba is one of the most prominent researchers in the field of migration and ethnic studies.


August 2016

One PhD scholarship and one Postdoctoral scholarship on social protection policies and transnational migration (ERC funded project)

The Faculty of Social Sciences (FaSS) and Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM) at the University of Liège invite applications for two scholarships. The vacant positions concern the doctoral and post-doctoral level as part of the Migration, Transnationalism and Social Protection in (post-)crisis Europe project (MiTSoPro). This project is funded by an ERC starting grant awarded to Jean-Michel Lafleur.


Call for Papers on 'Racism and Transnationality' (Deadline: 15 October 2016)

Guest editors Caroline Schmitt, Linda L. Semu and Matthias D. Witte invite you to submit proposal abstracts on the focus topic “Racism and Transnationality” to be published in Transnational Social Review – A Social Work Journal.


ABS Europe Conference 2016 (Registration now open)

The Europe Conference of the Association for Borderland Studies (ABS) will take place at the University of Luxembourg from the 4th to the 7th of October 2016. The conference wants to test the vision of a ‘Europe without borders’ by considering questions that focus on mobility, responsibility and change from a multidisciplinary perspective.

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Call for Papers: Return Migration and Social Change

International Workshop held at the Babeș Bolyai University, Cluj (Romania), November 11-12, 2016

Return migration has been part of the research agenda for several decades. In particular, the political initiatives and academic studies of the 1980s and 1990s treated returnees and their (developmental) impact “back home” with great interest.


CfP: 'Transnational Social Work: A Border-Crossing Agenda for Practice and Research

CALL FOR PAPERS: “Transnational Social Work – A Border-Crossing Agenda for Practice and Research”
Deadline for submission of proposals: August 20, 2016


Vacancies at The Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE)

The Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development (MACIMIDE) is announcing vacancies for one 3-year post-doctoral researcher position and for three 4-year PhD positions, starting 1 January 2017 (or as soon as possible thereafter):


July 2016

The nccr – on the move is searching for a PostDoc and a Scientific Officer

The Network Office at the University of Neuchatel is searching for a PostDoc (80 – 100%) and a Scientific Officer (80%).


Writing Fellowships at the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity is offering: Two 6-months Writing Fellowships.


June 2016

CfP: Between Soviet past and unclear European and Eurasian future


 “Twenty five years later (1991–2016): between Soviet past and unclear European and Eurasian future”

25-27 November 2016



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