Leading global migration and mobility research
from the University of Sheffield

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Who Are We?

An interdisciplinary network of scholars conducting world-leading research on global migration and mobility.

Our approach is informed by a broad understanding of migration encompassing motives for migration, effects on sending and destination countries, as well as the broad range of impacts (legal, social, economic and political) and experiences of migration in various geographical regions.

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February 12, 2020 in Blog, Publication, Uncategorized

Prof Louise Ryan co-authors timely new article on ‘the Irish Question’, with Prof Mary Hickman

The “Irish question”: marginalizations at the nexus of sociology of migration and ethnic and racial studies in Britain, published open access in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Volume 43 Issue 16, is now available to access via tandfonline.com. In the  context of Brexit…
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February 4, 2020 in Blog, Events

Professor Louise Ryan gives lecture at Dept of Sociology, University College Cork

Returning to her alma mater, in Cork, on 21st January, 2020, Louise presented data from the ESRC-funded study Sustainable Care. As part of the work package 'Care In and Out of Place' (research team Prof Majella Kilkey, Prof Louise Ryan,…
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February 4, 2020 in Blog, Events

Introducing Manus Prison Theory: Knowing Border Violence

Author of the multi-award winning book ‘No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison’, Behrouz Boochani, joins (by live stream) translator Omid Tofighian in a rare UK appearance to discuss their extraordinary collaboration to create their celebrated book, composed…
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January 28, 2020 in Blog, Events

Dr Lukasz Szulc and Dr Andrew Shield discussed sex, race and migrants on hook-up apps

Member of the Migration Research Group at University of Sheffield, Dr Lukasz Szulc, joined forces with Assistant Professor at Leiden University, Dr Andrew DJ Shield, to discuss race and queer migrants on hook-up apps. The event took place in the…
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January 15, 2020 in Blog, Publication

Immigration: there is a gaping hole in the debate over how it affects everyone’s job prospects – new publication by Prof Gwilym Pryce and colleagues in The Conversation

Professor Gwilym Pryce from the University of Sheffield together with Professor Bernard Fingleton from the University of Cambridge and Dr Dan Olner from the University of Sheffield have have published an article titled Immigration: there is a gaping hole in…
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November 25, 2019 in Blog

Postgraduate and early career researchers come together for a successful cross-faculty event exploring migration and mobility

Postgraduate and early career researchers from a range of academic disciplines at the University of Sheffield and beyond come together at the Humanities Research Institute on Wednesday 20th November to engage in a day-long workshop on 'Migration and Mobility: Views…
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