June 2017

Willy Brandt Guest Professor at MIM 2017-2018: Maarten P. Vink

MIM is proud to host Maarten P. Vink as the Willy Brandt Guest Professor at MIM during the academic year 2017-2018. He is Professor at the Department of Political Science of Maastricht University and part-time Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute.


Happy anniversary MIM and IMER!

MIM and IMER are celebrating their tenth and twentieth anniversaries with the symposium "Contesting the Populist Challenge: Beyond 'Orbanism' and 'Trumpism' and the Normalisation of Exclusion" (16-17 November 2017). Read about the symposium here.


CfP - Workshop: Identification, Technologies and Deportation of Foreigners: Comparative Perspectives (17-18 November, 2017, Institute of Sociology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

The deportation of foreigners remains a central domain to observe current and future changes as well as the limits of national and European immigration policies. Besides Nation-states, the European Union (EU) has been increasingly active in this field.


Workshop at MPI Goettingen: The politics of uncertainty: producing, reinforcing and mediating (legal) uncertainty in local refugee reception

Workshop to be held at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen, on 15-16 November 2017. Organized in cooperation with the “Local refugee politics” working group of the Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung. Keynote Speaker: Barbara Oomen, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht  University


JRC-SAS-INGSA Evidence and Policy Summer School

In a world flooded with information from a multitude of sources, providing, managing and making sense of knowledge to build more robust policies is highly challenging. Using evidence in policymaking is a complex task demanding a set of distinct skills and mutual understanding between researchers and policymakers.


Call for applications: Research Associate – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Luxembourg

The University of Luxembourg is looking for its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education within the Research Unit IPSE for a Research Associate – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (M/F).

  • Ref : R-AGR-0556-10-C
  • Fixed-term contract from 15.07.2017 until 30.11.2017 40 hours/week (replacement  maternity leave)
  • Employee status
  • Preferred starting date: 15.07.2017

May 2017

Migration and Europe: borders, mobility and the future of the EU (3 -7 July, 2017, Middlesex University, London)

The Summer Course is a joint effort of Middlesex University, the University of Barcelona and the Autonomous University of Barcelona. The course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of some major and interconnected issues concerning European migration and mobility.


Call for Papers: “Migration routes and transnational networks and institutions” (Symposium and PhD Course)

We invite abstract submissions for a Senior Researchers Symposium and applications for a PhD course to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 8-10 November 2017. The events are organised jointly by the IMISCOE standing committee on Interaction of Migrant Integration and Transnationalism (IMITE) and the Research group Citizenship, Migration and the City (CIMIC) of the Erasmus University Rotterdam.


Call for proposal: International Conference ‘New Trends and Directions of Migration’ (Deadline: 30 May 2017)

Venue: NRU Higher School of Economics
Time: October 26-27, 2017
Partners: Oxfam, Centre d'études franco-russe

Migration is one of the most important global phenomena of the modern world, affecting economic, political, social, and cultural processes and giving rise to new phenomena and practices.


2nd Migration Identities Workshop: Measurement

The full-day workshop will consist of an introductory presentation by the organizers and presentations four invited lecturers from different disciplines. Participation is free of charge and lunch will be served.

Workshop is organized as part of the PhD Project titled “Migrating Identities: Models, Measures Institutions” at the Utrecht University School of Economics, and enjoys collaboration with and support from the Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR).


REMESO Graduate School: Courses Autumn 2017

  • REMESO Graduate School courses are offered to PhD students and advanced MA students.
  • 5 weeks of full-time work for 7,5 ECTS. One intensive week at REMESO, Campus Norrköping.
  • Courses are usually examined by a paper assignment.
  • Accommodation is provided free of charge for all course participants during the on-campus week.

CfP: Workshop on refugee accommodation scales at the International Metropolis Conference 2017


Asylum-Seeker Accommodation in Europe: Considering Scales of Policy and Practice

Organizers: Steven Vertovec, Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen & Jeroen Doomernik, University of Amsterdam


GC Visual Contest 2017

The Global Campus of Human Rights is glad to announce the launch of the third edition of the GC Visual Contest, open to photographers and video-makers, professionals and amateurs, from any part of the world.


Vacancy: Post-Doctoral Researcher in a project on the social implications of legal statuses and determination processes among recent asylum-seekers

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint a highly qualified candidate for a new postdoctoral research position for three years. Applicants should have a degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, geography or another relevant social science. Experience working with asylum-seekers will be an advantage.


Vacancy: 3 PhD positions at Utrecht University

Utrecht University in the Netherlands has 3 PhD positions on 'Cities of Refuge'. What is the relevance of international human rights as law, discourse and praxis, to how local authorities welcome and integrate refugees? This is the central question in a four-year project funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research and lead by prof. B. Oomen. The PhDs will be working on Italy/Greece, Switzerland/Turkey and Germany/the Netherlands respectively. They will be based in Middelburg, the Netherlands, but conduct extensive fieldwork in the countries concerned.

The full vacancy description can be found here.

2017 UCSIA summer school on “Religion, Culture and Society”

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. 

2017 UCSIA summer school on “Religion, Culture and Society” Sunday 27 August - Saturday 2 September 2017, Antwerp, Belgium. Deadline May 14, 2017.


Vacancy at Collegio Carlo Alberto

The Collegio Carlo Alberto, a joint venture of the Compagnia di San Paolo and the University of Torino, seeks to appoint two assistant professors (in Political Science and Sociology) who will work within the SocPol group within the Collegio.

Deadline for applications is June 10th. 

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April 2017

Vacancy: PhD Candidate “Immigrant Naturalization and Quality of Life”, Maastricht University, 1.00 fte, 4 years

Professor Maarten Vink has recently been awarded a prestigious Consolidator Grant by the European Research Council for the 5-year project “Migrant Life Course and Legal Status Transitions (MiLifeStatus)”. The objective of this cutting-edge comparative research project is to investigate the relevance of citizenship within the individual life course of an immigrant. The project analyses why, how and for whom legal status transition matters for immigrant integration outcomes and, especially, how variation in policies between countries impacts on this relation.


Vacancy: Research Officer, Department of Social Sciences, University of Roehampton

The position arises from the Department’s involvement in an ERDF Urban Innovative Action award made to Utrecht City Council and local partners for its ‘Refugee Launch-pad’ (www.uia-initiative.eu/en/uia-cities/utrecht). The Department in collaboration with the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford is responsible for the evaluation and research strand of the project, which aims to develop an inclusive approach to facilitate integration by introducing a shared living concept in which local youth and asylum-seekers live and learn together.


One Year Postdoctoral ‘Solidarity Fellowship’ for researchers at risk - All disciplines

The Université libre de Bruxelles has created a Solidarity Fund in order to provide support for researchers who no longer have the freedom to pursue their research in their home country, where they are threatened due to the content of their scientific work or to the opinions they have freely expressed.


Call for Proposals: 2017 International Metropolis Conference

Proposals for workshops and individual papers/presentations are now being accepted for the 2017 International Metropolis Conference to take place from September 18th to September 22nd in the Hague, Netherlands. At the conference key actors from various sectors will come together to discuss the state of migration, integration, and diversity across the world.


PhD Workshop: Exploring the Potential of Academic Research for Policy Making and Policy Advocacy

For the first time, the International Metropolis Conference (www.metropolisthehague.org) in collaboration with the City of The Hague and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam will offer a special program for PhD students. The program will start on Sunday evening, September 17, and will adjourn just before the opening of the Conference on Monday afternoon, September 18.


Call for papers - Transnational Lives: Economies, Bureaucracies, and Desires (Workshop, 11-12 January 2018)

We invite abstracts for an exploratory workshop that will examine the significance and implications of leading life in two (or more) countries. The workshop title reflects the particular perspectives we encourage. 'Transnational lives' suggests analyses that go beyond particular transnational practices—such as remittance-sending or expatriate voting—yet remained grounded in lived experience. The words 'economies, bureaucracies, and desires' allude to the diversity of encounters, frictions and forces that may shape transnational lives.


Call for Peacemakers 2017 Conference & Workshop

Koç University will host the Peacemakers 2017 Conference & Workshop on "Securitization of International Migration: The Politics of Populism" on July 8 – 11. The Conference on July 8 will be open to public and the attendance is free of charge. The ensuing workshop on July 9 – 11 will be a closed event with 30 participants, 10 of which will be provided with funding, including the program fee, accommodation, all meals and local transportation costs.

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CfA: Research Associate - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

The University of Luxembourg is looking for its Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education within the Research Unit IPSE for a

Research Associate (M/F) – Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning

  • Ref : R-AGR-0580-10-C
  • Fixed-term contract from 1 May until 31st October 2017, 40 hours/week
  • Employee status

Starting date: 01.05.2017


March 2017

EUROMED Migration IV: i.Map Migration Governance Traineeship

The Traineeship, addressed to students and young professionals from EU MS and ENI SPCs, aims to strengthen their migration governance expertise with a curriculum designed to balance theory and content, with a more practical understanding of how different actors work together towards migration governance in the Mediterranean.


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.


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


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.



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