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MigrationOxford website: Add your profile 
We are currently updating the MigrationOxford website, which is meant to introduce and showcase the portfolio of migration research at Oxford. If you are based in or affiliated with Oxford and would like to add your profile on the people page and/or you have suggestions for resources to include, please get in touch with Domiziana Turcatti at profiles of those who already got in touch have been updated/added.  

Announcing the 4th Annual Oxford Migration Conference theme: “Borders and Justice” 
The 4th Annual Oxford Migration Conference organised by the Oxford Migration Studies Society (OMSS) with support from the Oxford Migration and Mobility Network (MMN) will take place online during the 3rd week of Trinity Term. The theme of the conference will be “Borders and Justice”. Subthemes include detention, technologies of border control, impact of Covid 19 (public health justice), and border discrimination. To take a more active role in the conference organisation, please get in touch with Isabella Little ( We plan to circulate the call for papers in early February. In the meantime, save the date and follow the Oxford Migration Studies Society’s twitter account  (@Oxford_MSS) to receive updates! 

MMN agenda Hilary Term 2021

End of Trinity Term - Thematic networking event  
This term’s thematic networking event will take place at the end of Trinity Term. More details will follow soon.   

22-23 March - IMISCOE Spring Conference 2021: PhD Program 
In collaboration with the IMISCOE PhD Network, we have organised an exciting set of online activities aimed at the academic development and networking of doctoral students at Oxford and beyond which will take place during the 2021 IMISCOE Spring conference organised by COMPAS (22-23 March 2021). More information will follow soon. Keep an eye on the MMN newsletter and the MMN’s Twitter! (@MigMobNetwork) 


COMPAS seminar series: Citizens by investment, 4.00-5.15pm, zoom 

  • 28 January: Residence and citizenship by investment: understanding recent trends 
  • 11 February: Citizenship, status, and money: from medieval times to the present 
  • 25 February: Citizenship by investment and international law 
  • 11 March: The law and ethics of selling citizenship 

More info on speakers and to register:  


RSC seminar series, 5-6.00pm, zoom 

Border Criminologies seminars, 3.30pm, zoom  
IMISCOE Anti-Racist Group Seminar Series 
IMISCOE Anti-Racist Group presents a new seminar series: ‘Understanding race, racism and antiracism in migration studies, comparatively across Europe and beyond’. For more information and to register, please visit the following this link  

NECS Online Lecture Series - Media and Migration 
We are excited to announce that the first event of our Online Lecture Series on Media and Migration, co-organized by Giuseppe Fidotta (Concordia University), Mara Mattoscio (“Gabriele d’Annunzio” University of Pescara), and Dalila Missero (Oxford Brookes University), with the support of NECS and the Centre for Research in the Arts at Oxford Brookes, is approaching fast and will take place on 28 January 2021.  Our guest speaker is Professor Radha Sarma Hegde (Department of Media, Culture and Communication at New York University), who will deliver a lecture entitled “Decentering the Default: Reflections on Migration and Method”. Professor Hegde will then respond to questions posed by our discussants and by the general public.  The Lecture will take place on Zoom, on 28 January 2021, at 18:00 CET. In order to join the Zoom Session, please register at before January 27, 2021. The Online Lecture will also be streamed live on NECS' Facebook groupFor more information, visit 



The emergence of melancholic citizenship at the urban periphery: The case of south Tel Aviv protest against global migration 

Launch: RSQ Special Issue ‘Why Do We Need New Research on Internal Displacement?’ 
Logistification from Below: Mobility, Trade and Power in Yiwu, China 
A critical turn in migration studies: 'Migration autonomy vs migrants' autonomy' 
'Cities of refuge for migrants at the time of the pandemic' 
Taking Care of the Dead: Experiences from Tajiks in Russia 
  • 29 January, 9.30pm 
  • Part of the "Thanatic Ethics" Winter Webinar Series Convened by Bidisha Banerjee (CPCH, The Education University of Hong Kong), Judith Misrahi-Barak (EMMA, University Paul Valery Montpellier 3) and Thomas Lacroix (MFO, Oxford) 
  • Zoom details: Please contact Thomas Lacroix ( ) for the relevant information. 
Exile, Migration and Hospitality: Visions of a Cosmopolitan Society in the Poetry of the Sephardic Diaspora 
Are we moving backwards? The multiple jeopardy of gender-based violence, migration and COVID-19 
Livelihoods in motion: age-related mobility, transport and livelihoods in the urban Global South 
Space: how is society being geographically reconfigured? 
Transportation and Mobility Justice: Race, Class and Gender Intersections in the United States 

EuroMedMig PhD Summer School 2021 – Deadline extended to 18 January   

The reception of applicants for the EuroMedMig Ph.D. Summer School 2021 is now open! Please visit EuroMedMig Web News for all the details. The main objective of this IMISCOE Summer School is to provide an intensive course promoting Mediterranean Migration Studies, whilst engaging students through multi-dynamic activities Including lectures, roundtables, documentary screening as well as PhD-workshops. Further, multi-disciplinarity, multi-topics, multi-methodologies and multi-sited coverage will be ensured, one important way this will be done is through the inclusion of narratives from the South providing new views, voices, and perspectives. We encourage you to read the EuroMedMig Ph.D. Summer School 2021 brochure carefully, as it contains a detailed description of the course content, schedule, participants and important deadlines.For an overview of all the information take a look HERE


Cfp: The Migration Conference 2021 – Deadline 31 January   

The Migration Conference Organizing Committee invites you to the 9th conference in the series which will take place online and hosted by Ming-Ai Institute, London, United Kingdom from 6 to 10 July 2021. The Conference is a forum for discussion where experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policymakers working in the field of migration are encouraged to exchange their knowledge and experiences in a friendly and frank environment. More information available here.  


Call for inputs for the UNHR Special Rapporteur’s report on pushback practices and their impact on the human rights of migrants – Deadline 1 February  

Through examining current practices and trends, the Special Rapporteur wishes to provide recommendations to States on how to better protect the human rights of migrants at international borders, in line with existing international human rights standards. He is also interested in learning from States any challenges or obstacles they face in ensuring access for migrants to international protection at international borders, as a means to prevent pushbacks; as well as views on how States’ efforts can be better supported by other stakeholders to ensure that their operationalization respects and protects the human rights of migrants. More information at:  


Cfp: ‘Bold New Voices in Migration Research: Understanding Displacement, Hope, Resistance’ - Deadline 3 February 

Immigration Initiative at Harvard (IID) and Immigration Research Fellows Program are hosting an early career conference for graduate students and recent PhDs on March 31, 9am-6pm, online. Deadline for abstract submission: 3 February. Find more info at:  


2021 Immigration Research Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship – Deadline 15 February  

The Immigration Research Initiative (IRI) located in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University (Montreal) is launching its call for the 2021 Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition. IRI is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral fellowship for 2021 working in the field of immigration. The fellowship is for a period of 12 months with the possibility of a six-month extension. More information available here.  


Research officer positions available at the GCRF Hub – Deadline 25 February  

We are currently recruiting for two research officer positions to be based within the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security. The deadline for both positions is 25 February 2021 (23.59 UK time). more info available here.  


Cfp: Volume 10.1 Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMO) – Deadline 5 March  

We would like to draw your attention to our call for papers for OxMo Volume 10! We welcome submissions looking at forced migration through the lenses of law, policy, academia, and arts, alongside two sections for sharing field experiences and first-hand experiences of displacement. For our Artistic and Creative Expression section, we continue to invite submissions in the form of poetry, art, photography, as well as film, book, and theatre reviews.  The new extended deadline for submission is March 5, 2020.  

We are particularly interested in encouraging submissions from authors, researchers, and artists from outside of Europe and North America. Submissions in languages other than English are accepted. Please disseminate this call for papers to any groups or individuals who may be interested in writing an article for our upcoming issue. You will find everything you need to know in terms of submitting to OxMo on our website  


The Boise Trust Fund - Deadline extended to 30 April  

The Boise Trust Fund was established by Charles Watson Boise to support research on the antiquity and evolutionary origin of modern Homo sapiens and other hominins, with particular emphasis on the continued exploration of appropriate sites in Africa, and on the early migration of Palaeolithic communities. All applications should be in this field of research. 

Applications for amounts of up to £3,000 will be considered but it should be noted that the total funding available is limited and the preference is usually to fund a number of projects rather than a single application for the maximum amount. 

Proposals may include support for: fieldwork, laboratory work and / or archival research and should include how you would address the restrictions/difficulties posed by Covid-19. The awards are not intended to support conference attendance. 

For further information email: with "Boise Trust Fund" written in the subject line. 


Applications Open: Global South Visiting Professorship, 2022 

The TORCH ‘Global South’ Visiting Professorships is a flagship scheme that supports Visiting Professors from the Global South for one academic term in Oxford. All Souls College will generously host the visiting academic, and TORCH will provide the Faculty and additional logistical support. 

TORCH created the ‘Global South Visiting Professorship’ scheme in 2015, with the aim to support Visiting Professorships and Fellowships for academics from countries in the Global South (including, but not limited to, India, Pakistan, Brazil, Malaysia, Philippines, Mauritius, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and across Southern Africa and the Caribbean).  

The TORCH Global South Visiting Professorships are crucial in the work of providing role models and embedding expectations on diversity and inclusivity in the wider University. The scheme builds on and reinforces existing links between Oxford (including TORCH), Mellon, and Universities in the countries named above. 

More information available at: