Leicester Migration Network

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The recently established Leicester Migration Network brings together a dynamic group of migration scholars from a range of fields across the University. This group explores migratory phenomena in all their complexity, ranging from traditional cross-border movements to new forms of transnational flows and exchanges.

This is an exciting initiative that brings together interdisciplinary perspectives and enables innovative and ground-breaking scholarship that cuts across conventional lines of enquiry.

Our location in Leicester, a city that continues to be shaped by its unique history of migration, provides a distinctive opportunity for academic research that is developed in partnership with members of the community.


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To contact the Network, or to become a member, please email ms627@le.ac.uk

News and events
Blog Entry PhD Funding Opportunity: Graduate Teaching Assistantships (Sociology)
Blog Entry Sociology Seminar: Dr Ipek Demir "Battlespace Diaspora: How the Kurds of Turkey revive, construct and translate Kurdish struggle, suffering and rebellion in London" 12/03, 1.30pm in KE 528
Blog Entry CELI Seminar - Migration and Labour law - Wednesday 12 March at 1 pm
Blog Entry [Migration Student Network] 'Hamedullah: The Road Home' screening and video link with Dr Liza Schuster
Blog Entry "Negotiating the 'Life in the UK' citizenship test" - Sociology Seminar 5th March 2014
Blog Entry Café Research Migration - 5 March 2014
Blog Entry 21st Century London Outcasts: Austerity and its Impact on Refugee Families Living in London Symposium
Blog Entry Call For Papers: BSA Race Ethnicity Study Group Conference, mapping the Field: Contemporary Theories of Race, Racism and Ethnicity
Blog Entry Open lecture by Professor Ted Cantle - 'Race and Identity - how globalisation and diversity changes everything' 20 November 2013
Blog Entry "Founders & Survivors" research team: The Industrial Revolution Transported: The comparative life courses of Tasmanian convicts from the Midlands
Blog Entry 2 x PhD Studentships in Sociology at the University of Leicester
Blog Entry Black History Season 2013 celebrated at Leicester
Blog Entry Conference: Key Cultural Texts in Translation, 29-30 April 2014
Blog Entry Can we live with difference? Creolization, diaspora and the making of new identities - Professor Robin Cohen, University of Oxford
Blog Entry Book launch: 'A sky of blood and ashes: Piotr Rawicz and the loneliness of the witness' by Dr Anny Dayan Rosenman and Dr Fransiska Louwagie
Blog Entry ASMCF Annual Conference 2013: Renegotiating social divisions in France and the Francophone world
Blog Entry Ethnicity, austerity and recession in Glasgow - new report co-authored by network member
Blog Entry The Leicester Migration Series: Events
Blog Entry November 7 2012 'Our Leicester' event held
Blog Entry 19 September 2012 Globalisation, Culture and Psychology
Blog Entry Thursday 26th July. Mapping Faith and Place conference
Blog Entry Thursday 12 July 2012 Making histories: developing young community historians
Blog Entry June 2012 event: Hope and Resilience for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Blog Entry May 2012 Seminars: Department of Politics and International Relations Seminar
Blog Entry July-September 2012 Exhibition: From Kampala to Leicester:
Blog Entry March 2012 Event: University of Leicester Refugee Awareness Week 5-9 March
Blog Entry October 2011 event: English 'Riots': Civic Responses and Sociological Perspectives - October 2011
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