CfP: H2020 CrossMigration

Call for papers for issue briefs on methodological issues in migration studies, as part of the CrossMigration project. Authors are invited to contribute to the project by submitting short papers of approx. 2500 words in length (incl. references) that will be published online as contribution to the Migration Research Hub. This hub will be integrated into the IMISCOE webpresence soon.  The issue briefs may be based on published works and thus also provide the opportunity to disseminate contributions about methodological issues in migration research to a broader public.
The issue briefs should be written in accessible language. They should tackle methodological and related conceptual issues. Issue briefs may address broad questions and provide a synthesis of recent methodological advances in the field, or more specific methodological questions tackling particular sets of methods. Contributions will be published on the Cross-Migration migration hub, which is planned to be incorporated in the completely overhauled website of the IMISCOE research network, the leading network of migration research institutes and migration researchers in Europe ( once the Cross-Migration project ends in February 2020. The migration research hub and publications published through it are thus expected to reach a wide audience in Europe and beyond. In addition, selected contributors may be invited to rework their contributions into chapters for a planned textbook on migration studies that is scheduled for late 2020 or early 2021. 

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:·      

  • Comparisons and comparability in migration studies      
  • Ethics in migration research       
  • Qualitative methods in migration research       
  • Quantitative methods in migration research       
  • Mixed methods in migration research     
  • Interdisciplinarity in migration studies      
  • Researching Hidden and Hard to Count Populations       
  • Surveying migrants       
  • Using Big Data for assessing flows and stocks of migrants      
  • Conducting multi-sited fieldwork in migration studies   
  • Researching immigration bureaucracies 
  • Using administrative registers as data sources for migration studies     
  • Visual Methods in migration research       
  • Using digital methods in qualitative migration research

Prospective authors should send their abstracts to Fiona Seiger ( deadline for abstract submission is April 28, 2019.The deadline for the final paper is in June 14,2019.