Why you don’t want to miss out on the activities organised by the IMISCOE PhD Network for the 17th IMISCOE Conference

by Domiziana Turcatti I found out about the IMISCOE PhD Network during the 15th annual IMISCOE conference in Barcelona. It wasn’t really clear to me what it was about. It is only last year, during the 16th annual IMISCOE conference in Malmo that I discovered the several working groups of the IMISCOE PhD Network run […]

Dr Lucy Mayblin on her new book ‘Impoverishment and Asylum: Social Policy as Slow Violence’

by Natalie Bennett This month we had the pleasure of talking to Dr Lucy Mayblin, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Sheffield about her new book ‘Impoverishment and Asylum: Social Policy as Slow Violence’ and the importance of history in contemporary migration research. Grab a coffee and enjoy this one-off long read. Congratulations […]

Young Afghans disappear from Norway – where do they go?

by Thea Rabe Young Afghans who have had their asylum claim rejected in Norway, have been disappearing from reception centres and absconding from Norwegian authorities in large numbers in recent years. In 2017, nearly 500 young asylum seekers were reported missing from reception centres in Norway (Clayton & Gupta, 2019). What happens to these young […]

Navigating an Interdisciplinary PhD

by Natalie Bennett Interdisciplinary PhDs are becoming increasingly common, particularly those which are based on a topic that spans many research fields. For example, PhDs in migration studies often span multiple disciplines, such as sociology, geography, demography, politics, health and others. At the time of writing, a quick search of a popular website for finding […]