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Mobility/Migration Research Day

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Friday, January 11, 2019 -
12:00pm to 7:00pm
The Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) 58 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6QS


Ilka Vari-Lavoisier and Nick van Hear are organising a second Mobility/Migration Research Day, to be held at Compas next week on Friday 11th January from around 12 noon. Please see attached programme for details - you are all warmly invited, whether you have been before or not!  

It will start off with an informal lunch, to which people are invited to bring food to share.  Lunch will be in the common room, and the presentations in the board room. Please RSVP to or if you intend to come for part of the day or the whole event, so they can make sure there are enough chairs!



12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch and informal introductions

1:00 – 2 pm: Welcome and setting the scene: Ilka Vari-Lavoisier (Trento/Compas) and Nick Van Hear (Compas)

Mette Louise Berg (UCL) ‘The pleasures and perils of a new journal: reflections on starting up Migration and Society

Nick Van Hear (Compas) ‘On dealing with journals’

2:00 – 2.45 pm:         Melanie Griffiths (Birmingham) ‘Go home or face arrest: reflections on the hostile environment in the UK’

3:00 – 3:45 pm:         Alejandro Miranda Nieto (Trento) ‘Temporalities of Homemaking’

4:00 – 4:45 pm:         Yali Chen (Geneva/Compas) ‘Subjectivity online within transnational migration: how Chinese migrant women shift powerlessness through WeChat’

5.00 – 5.45 pm:         Tom Western (RSC) ‘Listening with Displacement’

6:006.45 pm:         Dan Hicks and Sarah Mallet (Pitt Rivers) ‘Lande: the Calais “Jungle” and Beyond’ (project @ Pitt Rivers Museum)

6.45 pm                     Music:  Alejandro Miranda Nieto (Trento)


c7 pm onwards: continue at the Gardeners Arms, Plantation Road