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.

Sheffield Migration Research Group is part of IMISCOE – a network of 55 member institutions and over 1,000 scholars working in the area of migration and integration across Europe.

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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June 4, 2020 in Blog, Events

‘European deportations: UK exclusion of EU citizens to take back control’

The first in a new series of  seminars led by the Sheffield Migration Research Group (MRG) will focus on Dr Agnieszka Radziwinowiczówna's recent research exploring ‘European deportations: UK exclusion of EU citizens to take back control’. Dr Michaela Benson will…
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May 11, 2020 in Blog, Events

‘Will the Irish continue to be the UK’s reserve army of labour?’

  Prof Louise Ryan’s article in the latest publication of Network (BSA) considers that while many who voted for Brexit may have wished to see an end to all immigration, the new points-based system, announced by Priti Patel in February,…
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April 20, 2020 in Blog, Events, Uncategorized

Care ‘in’ and ‘out’ of place: the experiences of ageing migrants

  The research team ‘Care in and out of place’ - comprised of Prof Majella Kilkey, Prof Louise Ryan, Dr Magdolna Lőrinc and PhD student Obert Tawodzera - organised a successful research dissemination and networking event in Sheffield on Wednesday…
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February 18, 2020 in Blog, Projects

Launch of EU Research Project MIMY: Towards a Better Understanding of Migrant Youth Integration

Interdisciplinary consortium aims to improve integration policies throughout Europe Luxembourg, 10 February 2020 – The new EU research project MIMY has set out to improve the situation of young migrants in Europe through a multi-level analysis of the related integration…
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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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