CfP: MITRA Call for papers for IMISCOE Annual Conference 2024

Considerations and Implications of Transnationalism in Migration and Inclusion Policies

Call for papers for panel proposal for IMISCOE 2024 Lisbon

Migrants’ transnational ties have been long documented. There is rich evidence mapping out the diverse social, economic and political transnational engagements that span over decades and diverse (non)migrant (trans)localities. Both quantitative and qualitative evidence have challenged static and simplistic understandings of migrant mobilities as well as unidirectional inclusion processes. However, transnationalism scholars have found it difficult to link these findings to policy making. Inclusion policies, such as citizenship, education, labor, health, social welfare, often have a strong national focus, sometimes at odds with the transnational social realities of migrants and their social networks. This panel addresses this issue and seeks to engage with the following question: How can we assess and inform migration governance and inclusion policies in light of migrant (and nonmigrant) realities that are embedded in transnational social fields?

Is your research at the intersections of migrant transnationalism, institutions, policy making and relate to the themes below?

  • Migration governance: International humanitarian, family, work, student migration
  • Inclusion policies: Citizenship, education, labor, health, social welfare

Please submit your abstract of up to 250 words to the IMISCOE portal as an individual paper and indicate that you would like to be considered for the MITRA panel session entitled “Considerations and Implications of Transnationalism in Migration and Inclusion Policies”. This is the pre-allocated session to MITRA at the annual conference. Acceptance by the panel organizers therefore guarantees participation at the conference.

We aim for an interdisciplinary panel which brings together both conceptual and empirical research. Academics from all regions of the world, from different research fields, with various methodological approaches and levels of seniority are cordially invited to shape the discussions on transnationalism and policy making.

The workshop is organized by the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism and led by Özge Bilgili ( and Brigitte Suter ( who can be contacted for further inquiries.