The IMISCOE Research Group: Changing migration dynamics between the EU and the world welcomes paper proposals by PhD students and Post-Docs for the workshop.

The relationship between gender and migration can be construed as dynamic and reciprocal. Not only do gender relations influence migration, migration itself can also have an impact on gender relations. Migration can, for instance, be an option for women who wish to escape gender-related obstacles such as lack of social mobility of various types of social control. Yet, at the same time gender relations may also affect  women’s migration opportunities particularly with regard to the role social networks play in the migration project, in view of the fact that men and women’s social networks differ and therefore contribute to their migration experiences differently.