Vital but not Welcomed: The Migrant Activist

09 February 2021 by Carolin Müller Migrants have been important actors in grassroots mobilizations that address migrant concerns in Europe (Rosenberger, Stern, and Merhaut 2018). In the case of Germany, for example, migrants and refugees have found different ways of organizing themselves socially and politically (Scharenberg and Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung 2020). Migrants joined left-wing activist groups (AK […]

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 […]

Division Between Doctoral Studies in Eastern Europe and Western Europe: Precarity in Eastern Europe

by Luděk Jirka Thirty years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, differences between the East and West of Europe still exist which often disqualify the “Easterners.” Discrepancies are structural and economical, with consequences for doctoral students. In Western Europe doctoral students are able to publish more, they are able to attend more conferences and […]