Australian National U: Human Migrational & Mobility (Australia)

“JobResearch Fellow, Human Migration and Mobility, The Migration Hub, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. Deadline: 23 April 2023.

They are seeking a Research Fellow to make research, teaching and service contributions to the School, College and University, particularly in relation to Professor Alan Gamlen’s four-year Future Fellowship research program, and to help drive the establishment of the Migration Hub. The Future Fellowship program is entitled ‘Mobility Shocks’, and focuses on the disruptions to human migration and mobility caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic.

This role will work closely with Professor Gamlen and the Hub team. You will be responsible for compiling the latest Australian migration data from a range of sources and analysing it using cutting-edge statistical and computational research methods, as well as developing geospational data visualisation tools to make the findings of the ‘Mobility Shocks’ project accessible and interpretable for a range of audiences. You will coordinate an annual course on migration, including all teaching, assessment and student support responsibilities.

Derry Café Tackling Loneliness in the Migrant Community

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Maria Cassidy and Mike McBride. (29 December 2022). Derry café tackling loneliness in the migrant communityBBC News NI.

The North West Migrants Forum in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, has organized the Social Connection Café. Director of programmes at the forum, Lilian Seenoi-Barr, said the café gave people from all backgrounds an opportunity to connect with others.

We wanted to tackle loneliness and isolation by providing a space where people feel welcome and at home. We wanted to create a connected Derry, where people can feel like they are home, even if they are originally from far away.     -Lillian Seenoi-Barr

People who attend the café can get food, hot drinks, play board games and also have the opportunity to speak to people from different cultures and backgrounds.

The North West Migrants Forum (NWMF) is a network of individuals working together to tackle racial inequality and prejudice. Based in Derry/Londonderry, NWMF was first founded in 2012 with the fundamental goal of supporting and advising members of black and minority ethnic (BAME) communities who reside in Northern Ireland.

CFP Societies: Participatory Action Research in Migration Studies

Call for Special Issue Contributions: Participatory Action Research in Migration Studies, Societies. Deadline: 15 April 2023.

The journal Societies is organizing a Special Issue on Participatory Action Research (PAR) in migration studies which is being co-edited by Birte Nienaber, José Oliveira and Isabelle Albert (University of Luxembourg). The title of the special issue is “Doing and Critically Evaluating Participatory Action Research in Migration Studies.” Thus, its broad spectrum encompasses diverse uses of PAR within migration research. The special issue editors would particularly welcome articles from authors around the world who can bring a relevant contribution to this topic.

Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods 2023 (USA)


Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods 2023, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, 7-15 June 2023. Deadline: 1 March 2023.

Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative invites applications for the 2023 Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods (SIMRM) to be held from June 7- 15, 2023 at the University of California, Berkeley. The Institute is organized and directed by Irene Bloemraad (UCB) and Jennifer Van Hook (Pennsylvania State University). It is made possible by funding from the U.S. National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Russell Sage Foundation.

SIMRM 2023 will focus on interviewing as a migration research methodology. Asking people about their thoughts and lives is one of the most effective and efficient ways to collect data, providing information on self-reported attitudes, beliefs, and actions. Indeed, interviewing is one of the most widespread methods in the social sciences and population studies. Interview data can be collected during experiments and representative population surveys or from semi-structured and in-depth conversations during field research. But asking questions as a research technique is also fraught with methodological, substantive, and ethical challenges. Across different types of interviews, researchers must contend with similar issues of recall bias, incomplete or inaccurate information, socially desirable responses, and attention to how the particular dynamics of collecting data can influence the content and quality of interview data (whether data are collected face-to-face or synchronously by phone or video, or asynchronously via computer, cell phone, or paper-based surveys).

The Summer Institute is open to advanced graduate students, early-career researchers in government or not-for-profit research centers, post-docs, and beginning faculty within five years of their PhD or equivalent degree. SIMRM will cover accommodations, most meals, and provide a modest grant to help to defray travel expenses.

SOAS U of London: Senior Lecturer/Reader in Anthropology: Migration & Diaspora (UK)

“JobSenior Lecturer / Reader in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, SOAS University of London, London, UK. Deadline: 5 February 2023.

The Department of Anthropology and Sociology welcomes applications for a Senior Lectureship/Reader in Anthropology (starting in September 2023). The successful candidate will be an outstanding anthropologist/social scientist with the requisite teaching and research experience and topical expertise to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate modules in migration and diaspora studies, as well as in the wider discipline of anthropology. Regional specialism is open to any area of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and their diasporas. It is expected that you will have expertise relevant to the vision and strategy of SOAS, including a strong interest in applying a global lens to the critical issues of our time.

You must have a PhD in Social/Cultural Anthropology or closely allied field and a record of excellence in anthropological research on diaspora, migration and displacement. This will be evidenced by original ethnographic field research, high-quality publications and other research outputs, keynotes and conference presentations, as well as a track record of successful grant applications. We particularly welcome candidates who demonstrate the potential to contribute to the development of innovative pedagogies and have experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and life experiences.

In addition to teaching and research, the role holder will be expected to act as chair of the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise doctoral research and writing, contribute to academic advising, and hold administrative roles as appropriate within the Department, College, and School.

CFP Lived Transnationalism Symposium (Germany)

ConferencesCall for Papers: Symposium and PhD Training: Lived transnationalism in times of violent conflict – Cross-border connections and mobilities of people, goods and capital, 27-28 March 2023, Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies, Bonn, Germany. Deadline: 31 January 2023.

Violent conflicts set people into motion and change existing social relations. More specifically, large-scale wars and localised conflicts not only force people to flee from violence but transform pre-existing mobility patterns, often rupturing the rhythms and routes of movement. As a consequence, new forms of social practises across international borders and of ‘transnational living’ are established. This two-day symposium, which is co-organised by the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism (MITRA) and the BMBF-funded project Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT), seeks to unpack how transnational mobilities and connectivities come into being and change under the conditions of violent conflicts, and how they shape the lives of those who are transnationally (dis)entangled.

CFP Datafication of Borders and Migration (Canada)

ConferencesCall for proposals: Datafication of borders and migration, CERC, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada, 25 May 2023, Hybrid. Deadline: 10 January 2023.

An international conference, co-convened by the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University; Intimacy in Data Driven Culture project, Tampere University; and Co-Designing a Fair Digital Asylum Research Project and Digital Migration Special Interest Group, Utrecht University, this event will have in-person presentations, with audience participation in the hybrid form of in-person and online. The goal of this one-day conference is to bring together scholars to introduce their research on digital technologies and datafication in migration and discuss the ambivalent and contradictory role of datafication and digital technologies for migrants and refugees, as well as the unsettling consequences of datafication in bordering and policymaking. They invite papers that explore these issues from different global contexts and disciplines, from media and communication, migration studies, critical data studies, cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, science and technology studies, law, social anthropology, criminology, data science and geography. The event fosters cross-disciplinary dialogues of qualitative research, ethnography, digital methods and critical data studies.


IMISCOE PHD School: Migration, Racism, Discrimination (Belgium)

Study Abroad2023 IMISCOE PhD School: Critical Reflections on Migration Studies, Racism and Discrimination, 24-28 April 2023, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium (on-site). Deadline: 8 January 2023.

Migration studies has, for long, largely ignored the study of racism. Recent calls for the decolonization of the university and Black Lives Matter 2020 led to the gradual entry of the study of race, racism and colonialism into the migration studies field. Whilst developed apart in the past, mainstream migration studies and race critical studies (from postcolonial, to decolonial, to critical race studies, Black studies and more) are slowly starting to dialogue. This IMISCOE PhD school aims at bringing together PhD researchers with experienced scholars, activists, practitioners, and artists to explore how the more mainstream social sciences on migration, racism and discrimination and race critical studies can learn from each other and (im)possibly integrate, and how we can contribute to more racial justice.

Event organized by: Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM, Université de Liège), Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR, Ghent University), & The Network on Migration and Global Mobility (University of Antwerp).

U Luxembourg: Research & Development Specialist in European Migration Network (Luxembourg)

“JobResearch and Development Specialist in the European Migration Network, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Deadline: none listed (but the start date is January 2023).

The overarching task of this position is working for the European Migration Network (EMN), National Contact Point (NCP) Luxembourg on topics of migration, asylum and integration in cooperation with the European Commission. The research and development specialist will work within the research project “EMN” in the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning. Under the supervision of Professor Birte Nienaber, he/she will:

  • Follow the latest developments in the national and European migration policies
  • Research data necessary for various projects
  • Draft and finalise reports in English
  • Work on studies and informs on migration, asylum and integration
  • Support the work on the Annual Report on Migration and Asylum in Luxembourg
  • Support the work on the EMN Glossary in French
  • Organise different types of events

Georgetown U: Labor, Migration & Racial Capitalism (USA)

“JobAssistant Professor in Labor, Migration, and Racial Capitalism and Provost Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: 15 November 2022.

Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service invites applications for a Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and tenure-line Assistant Professor position. They are seeking a scholar whose work addresses connections among labor, migrations and/or displacements, and processes of racialization and/or colonization, on a global scale. The scholar should deploy innovative methodologies to expand understanding of these on-going global processes and connect political economy to processes of racialization at different scales. Applicants are welcomed from a wide variety of disciplines and fields.

The Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellowship program is designed to bring in a cohort of new faculty from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Provost’s Distinguished Fellows are on the tenure track and will be exempt from teaching and service duties in the first year of their appointments, devoting their full-time efforts to building their research program. Fellows will be assigned senior faculty mentors. After the first year, the Fellow will then begin as a tenure-line Assistant Professor, with a 2-2 teaching load. The new hire may be affiliated with at least one program housed in the School of Foreign Service based on their areas of research expertise.

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