27/04/2021 – Making Middle-Class Multiculturalism: Immigration Bureaucrats and Policymaking in Postwar Canada.

In the 1950s and 1960s, immigration bureaucrats in the Department of Citizenship and Immigration played an important yet unacknowledged role in transforming Canada’s explicitly racist immigration policy into a formally universal one. In response to external economic and political pressures…

31/03/2021 – The spiralling of the securitisation of migration in the EU: From the management of a crisis to a governance of human mobility?

Since the end of the Cold War, securities studies have recognised the existence, in the field of migration governance, of a securitization process creating a migration-crime nexus as a consequence of political speech-acts and practices. Valeria Bello proposes the understanding of the securitisation…

24/03/2021 – Lecture on ‘Populations at Risk: Implications of COVID-19 for Hunger, Migration and Displacement’

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit at a time when hunger has been on the rise over four consecutive years, mainly due to conflict, climate-related shocks and economic crises. At the same time, forced displacement has reached record highs. The COVID-19…

07/04/2021 – Online Workshop on The Criminalisation of Welfare and Citizenship

On 7th April a workshop will be hosted on the ‘Criminalisation of Welfare and Citizenship’ under the broader theme of Crime, Criminalisation and Injustice. It will be held from 9am to 12 pm CET, for more information and to attend…

Financial aid, remittances and their effect on relative deprivation in Rwanda

Warnaar, H. and Bilgili, Ö. (2021), Financial aid, remittances and their effect on relative deprivation in Rwanda. International Migration. https://doi.org/10.1111/imig.12834

New Video by MACIMIDE Co-Director Melissa Siegel on Investor Visas

In her latest video, Prof. Siegel looks at the basics of investor visas from their historical background to why we see them today and the attitudes towards them. Then she goes into some famous examples of investor visas and differences…

Vacancy: Project Officer (Human Mobility) at Enabel

Enabel is the Belgian Development Agency. The Agency also implements projects for other national and international organisations. Together with its Belgian and international partners, Enabel provides solutions to tackle urgent global challenges: climate change, urbanization, human mobility, peace and security,…

Vacancy: Researcher at the International Centre for Migration Policy Development

The International Centre for Migration Policy Development is searching for interested candidates to apply for a research position to examine: “Zusammenhänge zwischen Schutz, Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten und irregulären Transitmigration.”  The study examines the linkages between access to protection, development opportunities, and (irregular) secondary/transit…

Family Strategies in Refugee Journeys to Europe

Dubow, T. & Kuschminder, K. (2021). Family strategies in refugee journeys to Europe. Journal of Refugee Studies. https://doi.org/10.1093/jrs/feab018

Vacancy: LIMES Law PhD position

The LIMES doctoral programme is currently accepting PhD proposals that relate to the ‘mobility of persons’ cluster and scrutinise the shifting of EU’s borders through externalisation and its implications. The envisaged areas of scrutiny include: the impact of key constitutional principles…