Migration Lab

The Manchester Migration Lab brings together over 70 researchers who are working on migration issues across the University.

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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.

International Conference – 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, The University of Manchester and Chancellors Conference Centre, Manchester

About the conference

This two-and-a-half day 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, commencing after lunch on Monday 30 Oct, 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?’.

Confirmed keynotes/contributors

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).

Not the Fake News

Not the Fake News

During refugee week, the Migration Lab hosted a newspaper writing workshop that produced 'Not the Fake News about refuge and asylum. Written in one day by a group of displaced people in collaboration with Manchester-based journalists and migration researchers from the...