Migration and Mobilities Research Network annual conference 2019

Migration and Mobilities Research Network, annual conference 2019

Getting Stuck... Moving On...


To register: https://bit.ly/2TW6J2I

Start date and time

Thursday 9 May 2019 9:30 AM

to Friday 10 May 2019 5:00 PM

Event cost

Free, but attendees need to register

For more information: https://www.mmrn.co.uk/mmrn-annual-conference-2019 

To register: https://bit.ly/2TW6J2I

Email: contact@mmrn.co.uk

Day1, May 9

Location: Room 1/10, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University
Time: conference registration will open at 9.30 am, the conference will commence at 10 am and will continue until 5 pm. We willprovide light lunch and refreshments. A detailed programme will be circulated before Easter.

Join us in exploring the interrelations of structure and agency, space and time in both the ‘traditional’ forms and sites of confinement (ghettos, camps, places of detention, prisons and other places of exception), and within conceived social, political and economic contexts which enable and sustain the processes of being ‘stuck’, the states of ‘stuckness’, and the acts of ‘moving on’ as part of everyday life mobility.

Our keynote speakers:
  • Alistair Hunter, Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy, University of Glasgow
  • Klara Skrivankova, Independent Consultant (formerly of Anti-Slavery International)
Interactive installation by Alessandro di Massimo (http://www.alessandrodimassimo.com)

Our confirmed speakers:

  • Olena Fedyuk (Central European University), Moral Economies of Intimacy: Narratives of Ukrainian Solo Female Migrants in Italy
  • Anna Gawlewicz (University of Glasgow), ‘Keep calm and carry on’: The significance of time in migrant responses to Brexit
  • Mirona Gheorghiu (Edinburgh Napier University), Getting stuck in the past? A critical re-evaluation of the role of nostalgia in post-communist Eastern Europe
  • Taulant Guma (Edinburgh Napier University), Job insecurities as invisible traces of globalisation: (re)contextualising employment experiences amongst post-accession migrants living in Glasgow
  • Renata Osowska (Edinburgh Napier University), Building entrepreneurial potential abroad - exploring return migrant experience
  • Kyle Schwartz (Edinburgh Napier University), Catastrophe 'On the Move’: Conceptualizing Vulnerability and Hazard in the Mobile Strata
  • Kiril Sharapov (Edinburgh Napier University), Dead animals, frozen grass and people on the move: neoliberal encompassment and abandonment in Mongolia
  • Phiona Stanley (Edinburgh Napier University), Volunteer tourism in Central America: Activism or neo-colonialism?
  • Richard Whitecross (Edinburgh Napier University), The “best interests” of the child: immigration law and child migrants

Day 2, May 10

Location: Rivers Suite, Craiglockhart Campus, Edinburgh Napier University
Time: conference registration will open at 9.30 am, the conference will commence at 10 am and will continue until 5 pm. We will provide light lunch and refreshments. A detailed programme will be circulated before Easter.
Join us for a day of interactive sessions delivered by activists and researchers working and researching with vulnerable and hard-to-reach groups, including people on the move. Out three distinct sessions will focus on visual research, participatory research, issues of translation in research, and our own positionality when researching migration and mobilities.

Session 1: Dr Olena Fedyuk (Central European University, Budapest)
Part 1: Screening of ‘Road of a Migrant’ 2015 (52 minutes) & Part 2: Masterclass: Visual Research
Session 2: Dr Camille Warrington (University of Bedfordshire)
Part 1: I define me; Just a Link Misunderstood; Love, Sex. Conflict: Four films about gang associated sexual exploitation. 2013
Part 2: Masterclass: Participatory research and researching sensitive issues
Session 3: Dr Anna Gawlewicz (University of Glasgow)
‘Researching migrants as a migrant researcher’: Positionality and translation in qualitative research & Interactive masterclass: Who we are in the field: Positionality & Mind your language: Translation in qualitative research


For more information: https://www.mmrn.co.uk/mmrn-annual-conference-2019 

To register: https://bit.ly/2TW6J2I

Email: contact@mmrn.co.uk

Download the conference programme