Migration and Mobility

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People are mobile, and arguably always have been. Yet, in recent years, migration and mobility have been pushed onto the agendas of government and non-governmental actors alike, have been covered widely in the media, and have generated societal discussions about ways of belonging and exclusion. In a time when migration and mobility are raising political, environmental, social, and ethical questions, there is a pressing need to rethink these fundamental concepts in creative, multidisciplinary ways.

While the University houses two interdisciplinary research centres explicitly dedicated to the research of these themes (Centre on Migration, Policy and Society and Refugee Studies Centre), these tend to be primarily based in social scientific approaches. This network therefore wants to reach across and beyond the existing migration research centres, to bring researchers of all aspects of migration and mobility from the University together to develop the migration and mobility research agendas at Oxford, to foster synergies for future collaborative cross- and interdisciplinary projects, and thereby generate a deeper understanding of mobility.  

We are interested in this network to grow: if you work on any aspect of migration or mobility in any of the University’s divisions, please join us and spread the word!

We are organising regular networking events, and advertise events and calls of interest to those working on migration and mobility from across the divisions. We also support other inter- and multi-disciplinary events and projects relating to migration and mobility, so if you want to discuss an idea please get in touch!

If you would like to become a network participant, join the mailing list, or are interested in further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch! Main contact is Lena Rose: migration-mobility@torch.ox.ac.uk

Oxford Migration Studies Society

The Oxford Migration Studies Society aims at providing a platform for students of all disciplines who share an interest in migration and mobility. Acting as the 'student arm' of the Migration and Mobility Network, OMSS organises cultural, social, and academic activities and events related to migration. All those interest can get in touch through oxford.mss@gmail.com.

Steering Committee:

Prof. Michael Keith (Director, Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society)
Prof. Mathew Gibney (Director, Refugee Studies Centre)
Prof. Katherine Southwood (Faculty of Theology and Religion)
Prof. Jane Garnett (Faculty of History)
Prof. Ruben Andersson (Department of International Development)
Alejandro Olayo (Department of International Development, Early Career Researcher)
William Allen (Migration Observatory, Early Career Researcher)
Kimiko Kuga (Department of Politics and International Relations, Early Career Researcher)

We are still looking for a representative from the Languages - if you'd like to get involved and add your perspective, please email migration-mobility@torch.ox.ac.uk!


Lena Rose


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