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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 26, 2019 in Past events

Borders and Divisions: Brexit and Beyond – Thursday 28 March 2019

When? 5:30-7pm - Thurdsay 28 March 2019 Where? Diamond Building, Lecture Theatre 5, University of Sheffield, Leavygreave Road, Sheffield. Organised by the Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield in collaboration with the Centre of Migration Research at the…
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January 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Migration researchers from across the university come together in exciting cross-faculty initiative

by Professor Louise Ryan, Department of Sociological Studies and Co-Director of the Migration Research Group On 23rd January, the Migration Research Group (MRG), the ‘Hub’ Migration of the Department of History (History Migration Hub) and the Medieval and Ancient Research…
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January 14, 2019 in Blog

The G20, Two Protests, and an Impoverished Digital Future

After attending the G20 Argentina summit with a team from Global Policy, Alex Kirby-Reynolds writes that policymakers need to consider the true costs of new digital technologies, including their impact on inequality and the fuelling of the flames of the…
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November 26, 2018 in Blog, Publication

Revisiting, reanalysing and reusing existing qualitative data by Professor Louise Ryan

Within social sciences funding there is increasing emphasis on the reanalysis of existing data. Entire funding streams are dedicated to secondary analysis – though usually the focus is on quantitative datasets. Nonetheless, many researchers continue to seek opportunities to collect…
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September 25, 2018 in Publication

What EU migration has done for the UK– A New Publication by Dr. Majella Kilkey and Professor Louise Ryan

Migration Research @ Sheffield’s Co-Directors Dr. Majella Kilkey (Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield) and Professor Louise Ryan (Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield) have published a piece titled ‘What EU migration has done for the UK’. Contrary to the negative…
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September 12, 2018 in Publication

Professor Louise Ryan, Co-Director of the Migration Research Group, has published a new article in Sociology, co-authored with Dr Umut Erel: ‘Migrant Capitals: Proposing a Multi-Level Spatio-Temporal Analytical Framework’

Prof Louise Ryan, Co-Director of the Migration Research Group, has published a new article in Sociology, co-authored with Dr Umut Erel.  This paper builds on the body of work by both authors. In the context of Brexit and changing immigration…
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