Mixed Migration Review Short Essay Competition: Alternative Voices. Deadline: Abstract only, May 17, 2021.
The notion of alternative narratives and alternative perspectives is important for the Mixed Migration Centre (MMC) and will be central to this year’s Mixed Migration Review. MMC is inviting young researchers and writers on migration to enter a short essay competition – the 5 winners will have their essays published in a section of the MMR2021 dedicated to “Alternative voices” and receive a prize of USD 1,500 each.
The competition is open to writers from and based in Asia, Africa and Latin American countries who are 30 years of age or younger. The winning essays will offer original analysis, alternative narrative or new perspectives of mixed migration and related issues, from the global south, as well as the specific region where the authors are based. The subject matter can relate to any aspect included in mixed migration such as: the politics or trends around migration or displacement; human smuggling or human trafficking; refugees and asylum issues; immobility; human mobility and climate change; migration myths, misconceptions or biases. The perspective can be local or regional, conceptual or based on cases studies. The short essay will be between 1,500-2,000 words long.