Migration in interdisciplinary perspective Workshop, 18 January 2017

Posted by fp74 at Oct 07, 2016 02:10 PM |
(Starts 18 January 2017) This workshop provides an engaging opportunity for PhD students working on topics related to migration to actively participate in interdisciplinary exchange. Additionally, it will help improve presentation and discussion skills in academic settings.

Please find the programme of the workshop here

If you would like to attend please contact Foteini Panagiotopoulou

The Leicester Migration Network will hold our second PhD workshop ‘Migration in Interdisciplinary Perspective’ on January 18 2017, as part of CSSAH Doctoral Research Training.

We aim to build on the success of our first workshop and very positive student feedback. This year the workshop will include presentations on current migration-related projects by researchers at the University, as well as dynamic and interdisciplinary peer review of doctoral research.

We would like to invite students who are undertaking/interested in migration-related research to participate.

Students interested in participating should contact us at migrationleicester@le.ac.uk by November 4th and submit an abstract.


Students do not need to be engaged in interdisciplinary research or to be doing a PhD on migration research to attend, but their research needs to link to migration in order to present or discuss.


In order to participate as a presenter or formal discussant you must contact the workshop convenors by 4 November 2016. See below for further details. Participants will need to have read all papers in advance


This workshop provides a unique opportunity for PhD researchers of migration to actively participate in interdisciplinary exchange and to benefit from the cross-fertilisation that the event will provide.

We will draw on extant faculty expertise in the Leicester Migration Network of the University of Leicester. It will allow participants to reconsider their research from the vantage points of other disciplines.

The format of the session will combine presentations of research projects both by Leicester academics and PhD students, who will receive direct input on their own projects from academics and fellow students. Students will be encouraged to reflect on methodological pluralism and to consider how other theoretical or epistemological angles might inform their work.


Opening session showcasing live migration research projects within the University
15-minute student presentations, discussed by a Leicester Migration Network (LMN) academic (not the presenter’s supervisor or from their discipline) and a PhD student

General Q&A.

Students can choose between three different participation roles:

  • attendee
  • discussant
  • presenter

Every attendee will submit at least an abstract of their work in advance, with all presenters submitting a full draft paper/chapter.

Pre-probation students are encouraged to attend and participate actively, as this session can provide useful training for their upcoming probation.

For enquiries please contact migrationleicester@le.ac.uk

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