Welcome to Manchester Migration Lab
The Migration Lab was launched in January 2017 as a joint initiative between The University of Manchester’s Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and the Global Development Institute. It brings together the 70+ researchers who are working on migration issues across the University.
The Migration Lab has three main purposes:
- To support researchers at The University of Manchester to lead innovative and impact-based research on migration.
- To create spaces for interdisciplinary and intersectoral dialogue about migration both within and beyond the University.
- To promote The University of Manchester’s migration research to academic, policy and practitioner audiences.
Call for papers: World on the move: migration, societies and change 30 Oct – 1 Nov 2017
World on the Move: Migration, Societies and Change
30 Oct – Nov 1 2017, Chancellors Conference Centre, Manchester
*Abstract deadline extended until May 10th*
The University of Manchester’s Migration Lab invites proposals for papers, workshops, exhibitions and performances which respond to the theme of ‘migration in the context of uncertainty and change’.
About the conference
The conference will provide an arena for discussion, debate, and the development of future research projects. Plenary sessions from world-leading migration researchers, panels, and workshops will create spaces for the development of sustainable networks and relationships across the academic, policy, not-for-profit and media sectors. The first day will be a half day policy and politics event where distinguished speakers from policy, activist, NGO and media backgrounds will debate the question ‘How is Brexit Britain responding to a world on the move?’.
Prof Aderanti Adepoju (University of Lagos), Prof Alice Bloch (The University of Manchester), Prof Joy Damousi (University of Melbourne), Prof Rob Ford (The University of Manchester), Prof Peter Gatrell (The University of Manchester), Prof Justin Gest (George Mason University), Prof Nina Glick-Schiller (The University of Manchester), Dr Laura Hammond (School of Oriental and African Studies), Prof Yaron Matras (The University of Manchester), Gulwali Passarlay (Author of The Lightless Sky), Prof Miriam Ticktin (The New School, New York).
Fire risk reduction in informal settlements: interrogating evidence, imagining solutions Workshop organised by the Manchester Migration Lab and Operation Florian, 27 April 2017 Blog by Laura Hirst, PhD Candidate in the Global Development Institute Fires cause over...
Luis Perez Murcia – ‘Thank you for taking us seriously’: Disseminating research findings with displaced people in Colombia
By Dr Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia, photos by Diego Sainea Dr Luis Eduardo Pérez Murcia completed his PhD in 2016 on the experiences of losing and remaking home for those people in Colombia who had been internally displaced as a result of violence. On February 24 2017...
The Migration Lab, in partnership with Jindal School of International Affairs and The Humanitarian Affairs Team, Save the Children UK are hosting a workshop on refugee self-reliance in cities. Cities, particularly in the Global South, absorb a growing majority of the...