Leicester Migration Network

The Leicester Migration Network brings together a dynamic group of migration scholars from a range of fields across the University.

Dr Leah Bassel
Dr Leah Bassel, Co-Founder and Convenor
This group explores migratory phenomena in all their complexity, ranging from traditional cross-border movements to new forms of transnational flows and exchanges.

The Leicester Migration Network was co-founded in 2012 by Dr Leah Bassel, Associate Professor in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology, and Dr Marc Scully who is now a lecturer at the University of Loughborough.

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.

Aims of the Network

Academic exchange

  • Facilitate collaboration and exchange between migration researchers within the academic community
  • Develop interdisciplinary teaching and learning opportunities around migration
  • Showcase migration research undertaken by scholars in a broad range of disciplines

Community and Public engagement

  • Encourage lively debate and exchange about important migration-related issues affecting communities in Leicester and beyond
  • Engage stakeholders at all stages of the research process
  • Build partnerships and knowledge exchange between the University and relevant local and national institutions'

Migration Research Projects


"Liberation" by artist-in-residence Kajal Nisha PatelMigration in Interdisciplinary PerspectiveOur Migration Story

The Frames of Altruistic Action180x180_H2_1_ResProj.jpgPathways to Power

Camp ConvivialitiesForced MigrationDifferent in the same way?

Kajal Nisha Patel


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