Migration Oxford Podcasts


Migration Oxford Podcasts, University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK.

For several decades, researchers based at the University of Oxford have been addressing one of the most compelling human stories; why and how people move. Combining the expertise of the Centre on Migration Policy and Society, the Refugee Studies Centre, Border Criminologies in the Department of Law, and researchers involved in the multidisciplinary Migration and Mobility Network, the University has one the largest concentrations of migration researchers in the world. All of these come together at Migration Oxford.

The aim of the Migration Oxford podcast is to bring together researchers and other observers to address the major migration issues of our time, both in UK and internationally. They hope to inform and influence public debate and policy considerations, and to engage with people who want to engage more deeply with issues of human movement.

Podcast topics covered to date include: Immigration to innovation; Movement of money; Rwanda and refoulement: Can the 1951 Refugee Convention survive?; Citizenship Deprivation; and Leaving Ukraine.

CFP Recognizing Refugees (UK)

ConferencesCall for papers: Recognizing Refugees, Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK, 20-21 March 2023. Deadline: 31 October 2022.

Forty years ago, in 1982, the Refugee Studies Centre was founded at the University of Oxford. Its aim was to understand the causes, consequences, and responses to forced migration. Throughout its history, a common theme has been to explore and recognise the agency of refugees, viewing forcibly displaced people as social, economic, and political actors. Through its research, teaching, and outreach it has tried to include the perspectives, lived experiences, and voice of displaced people. The RSC is therefore delighted that the theme for its 40th Anniversary Conference is Recognising Refugees, held in association with the RefMig project. This theme is intended to generate reflection on the processes and practices through which refugees and displaced people are formally and informally recognised by societies, institutions, and governments. It will explore, for instance, the processes through which they are officially identified; how these processes are shaped by politics, law and other social forces; the extent to which forced migrants recognise themselves as refugees and choose to seek formal recognition; the assumptions and understandings that lead to the misrecognition or non-recognition of refugees at local, national, and international level; and refugee leadership.

SOAS U London: 2 Postdocs in Pan-African Frontiers (UK)

2 Postdoctoral Researchers: Pan-African Frontiers, Politics & International Studies, SOAS, University of London, UK. Deadline: 14 October 2022.

The Department of Politics and International Studies, SOAS University of London, is looking for two Postdoctoral Researchers in ‘Regional Security in Africa’ and ‘African and Caribbean identities in the UK,’ as part of Pan-African frontiers. This is a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary project led by Dr Daniel Mulugeta, exploring contemporary intellectual and policy discourse around pan-Africanism. The project intends to understand how to approach ideas from Africa and African diasporas. The research involves in-depth fieldwork in multiple counties, as well as engagement with policy stakeholders and partners in Africa and the UK over the whole period of the post. The project will be hosted by a new Centre for Pan-African Studies at the Department of Politics and International Studies.

The two postdoctoral researchers will be a core part of a team and will each carry out independent research programmes under the direction of the PI, involving substantial periods of fieldwork in Africa and/or the UK. Due to the multi-country and collaborative nature of the project, the postdoctoral researchers must be prepared to undertake international travel. They will be responsible for organising workshops, seminars and conferences in Africa and/or the UK. They will be expected to contribute to the design, conduct and dissemination of research, contribute to any work that increases the impact of the project, and co-lead the monitoring and evaluation of the project’s research impact.

U Oxford COMPAS: Communications Manager/Officer (UK)

2 positions in Communications, Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford, UK. Deadline extended: 19 September 2022.

  1. Communications Manager

The School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography (SAME) and the Centre on Migration, Policy & Society (COMPAS) have an exciting new opportunity for a Communications Manager to lead on communications activities across the School and COMPAS. The Communications Manager will play a key role in developing and implementing effective communications strategies that align with priorities for both SAME and COMPAS, in conjunction with key staff members and stakeholders.

SAME is renowned for its broad and interdisciplinary approach to anthropology, its commitment to long-term ethnographic fieldwork, and its association with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the anthropology of visual and material culture. The School brings together a number of units and centres, including COMPAS. COMPAS is an external facing, international, vibrant and interdisciplinary research centre in the field of migration. Research projects and sub-units within the Centre include the Migration Observatory (MigObs) and the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity (GEM). Research dissemination and communications have always been a key part of COMPAS research activity and the Communications Manager will be a member of COMPAS Senior Management Team.

The Communications Manager will report to the School’s Head of Administration and Finance, but will also work closely with the Head of School, and report to the COMPAS Director regarding COMPAS communications activity. The role will be supported in COMPAS by a dedicated Communications Officer and in the School by members in the administrative team trained to do digital communications (such as website and social media updates), and other communications activity (such as organising outreach events and open days). Part of the role for the School will involve bringing these activities together under a common Communications strategy and implementation plan.

2. Communications Officer

The Centre on Migration, Policy & Society (COMPAS), in the School of Anthropology & Museum Ethnography (SAME), is seeking a new Communications Officer to deal with a wide range of communications activity within COMPAS. COMPAS is an external facing, international, vibrant and interdisciplinary research centre in the field of migration. Research projects and sub-units within COMPAS include the Migration Observatory (MigObs) and the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity (GEM).

The Communications Officer will report to the Communications Manager, but will also work closely with other members of the COMPAS team and will be expected to be a proactive member of the team.

U Greenwich: Refugee Student Integration (UK)


PHD Studentship: A Linguistic Ethnography of Displaced and Refugee-Background Students’ Integration into Higher Education and University Life, Faculty of Health, Student Sciences, and Education, University of Greenwich, UK. Deadline: 2 September 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to design and conduct a linguistic ethnography study focussed on refugee-background students’ language learning trajectories and lived experience of educational transitioning in the context of UK higher education. The work to be undertaken is expected to: contribute to the field of adult language learning, particularly at advanced levels of language proficiency required for university-level studies, and produce new insights into how to best foster general and academic language development in disadvantaged learners throughout their higher education journey.

The PhD student will be supervised by Professor Gordon Ade-Ojo and Dr Erika Kalocsányiová from the Centre for Thinking and Learning in the Institute for Lifecourse Development.

Open U: Indigenous Religious Studies (UK)


Lecturer in Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK. Deadline: 29 August 2022.

Applications are invited for a lecturer qualified to teach and research the indigenous religious cultures of any region(s) of Africa, the Americas, the Arctic, Asia, or Oceania. Completion of a PhD is essential. The role will involve contributing to the development of new Religious Studies curriculum within the School of Social Sciences and Global Studies. You will be joining an expanding subject area in terms of curriculum, student numbers and overall contribution to the School, Faculty and University.

Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers: Multiple Positions (UK)


Multiple positions, British Future and Welcoming Committee of Hong Kongers, London, UK. Deadline: 2 September 2022.

British Future and the Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers are working together to promote the full engagement of BN(O) status holders in the UK through effective settlement and integration. In its first six months its activities have already made a significant contribution to achieving the aims of the UK’s Hong Kong Welcome Programme.

Following the confirmation of government funding for the next stage of the Hong Kong Welcoming Programme, the Welcoming Committee are looking to recruit motivated individuals for three exciting roles in this high profile national project:

Please select one of the role titles for detailed descriptions of each post, including information on how to apply.

U College London: Language and Intercultural Communication (UK)

“JobLecturer in Language and Intercultural Communication,
Department of Culture, Communication and Media, University College London, London, UK. Deadline: 28 July 2022.

The Department of Culture, Communication and Media (CCM) is a department of the Institute of Education. It is committed to excellence in teaching, research and consultancy in the areas of: Media and Cultural Studies, Art, Design and Museology; Academic writing; English Education; Applied Linguistics; Language Learning and Intercultural Communication, Music Education; Multimodality studies; Learning with Digital Technologies.

This lecturership in Language and Intercultural Communication will be located in the International Centre for Intercultural Studies and the Centre for Applied Linguistics. The newly established International Centre for Intercultural Studies promotes intellectually rigorous, practically relevant and interdisciplinary Intercultural Studies that advance understanding of the role of culture in society, education and communication and inform intercultural practices and policy.

The UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics is dedicated to research in Applied Linguistics. It has as its mission to promote IOE as a centre of international excellence in research and teaching in applied linguistics. The post holder will contribute to Masters, PhD programmes and other programmes in the Centres and to research knowledge exchange and consultancy activities in the Centres. You will play a significant role in planning and development of the International Centre for Intercultural Studies. The post holder will contribute to the advancement of scholarship in the fields of Intercultural Communication and Applied Linguistics, through publications and other research activities. You will take a part in academic policy and planning at programme, department, and institutional levels. You will teach specialist modules on the MA Intercultural Communication and MA Applied Linguistics in areas of language and intercultural communication, and language and identity.

You will have PhD in Intercultural Communication, Applied Linguistics, or closely relevant subject areas, and have a sound knowledge of key concepts, debates and challenges in Intercultural Communication and Applied Linguistics. You will also have experience of teaching at postgraduate levels and have good understanding of the learning needs of a diverse body of students.

CFP Language, Inequality and the Everyday (Un)making of Alliances (UK)

Call For Abstracts: 9th Explorations in Ethnography, Language and Communication: Language, Inequality and the Everyday (Un)making of Alliances, Faculty of Education and Society, University College London (UK),
3rd -4th April 202 . Deadline:  21 October 2022.

The ninth EELC conference follows a series of global crises epitomised by moments of spectacular disruption, such as the so-called ‘2008 economic crisis’ or the ‘COVID-19 pandemic’. But far from representing isolated events, these build on long-standing processes, practices and experiences of inequality which are increasingly at the centre of more and more people’s daily lives. The conference aims to provide a platform to reflect on the types of alliances that ethnographic and language scholarship might be able to generate in the (un)making of such inequalities.

The confirmed keynote speakers and featured workshop organisers are:

  • Dr Julia Snell, University of Leeds (UK)
  • Dr Daniel Silva, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil)
  • Dr Beatriz Lorente, University of Bern (Switzerland)
  • Dr Lian Malai Madsen, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Dr Jackie Jia Lou, Birkbeck University of London (UK)

U Manchester: Lecturer in Intercultural Communication (UK)

“JobLecturer in Intercultural Communication , The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. Deadline: 20 July 2022.

Applications are invited for the teaching and research post of Lecturer in Intercultural Communication. The post is tenable from 1 September 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter, and offered on an open-ended basis. The appointed person will teach in the MA programme in Intercultural Communication. You must have a PhD (awarded) in a relevant field and demonstrable teaching experience in Intercultural Communication at university level as well as in curriculum/programme development.

You must be able to deliver courses that successfully cover or combine the study of several of the following:

  • Intercultural communication in the context of crisis communication, diplomacy, international development, international migration
  • Intercultural communication in international media production and consumption
  • Intercultural communication in business or institutional contexts
  • Intercultural communication in transnational popular culture
  • Intercultural competence skills training
  • Critical intercultural communication in social identity formation / social movements
  • Postcolonial intercultural communication

Your research may focus on any aspect of Intercultural Communication. Only applicants with high quality publications will be considered. A successful record of grant capture and of PhD supervision would be highly advantageous. Experience with virtual learning environments and in developing online teaching materials is essential. Expertise in translation studies and/or foreign language proficiency would be beneficial. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to empathise with students.


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