News, blogs and events from the Migration Lab

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...

Refugee self-reliance in cities? Challenges and opportunities

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...

Dr Tanja R. Müller on the play ‘The Suppliant Women’

A group of women form the shape of a boat – one of those boats we are used to see in media pictures these days, unseaworthy but still trying to cross the Mediterranean from Lybia or other North African countries to Italy, or from Turkey to Greece, and too full of...

Prof Peter Gatrell on the refugee ‘crisis’

A great deal of ink—and much blood—has been spilled during the current “refugee crisis.” But what do we mean by that phrase? It describes what has happened recently when Syrian, Afghan, and other refugees attempted the difficult journey to member states of the...

Migration and political engagement

This workshop will be centred around the political engagement of migrant populations. We will discuss the ways in which people who have crossed borders are politically engaged in their home and hostland contexts, as well as in transnational or global political spaces....

Prof Uma Kothari discusses the power of a warm welcome

Migration Lab co-founder Prof Uma Kothari was interviewed for the University of Melbourne's podcast 'Up Close'. Are refugees fleeing persecution today generally seen as people who need help, or problems to be pushed away? Migration and refugee researcher Prof. Uma...