This one-day ILAS conference on November 12, 2015 at the University of London will present and debate new research on the multiple ways and means of addressing and managing global migration flows between Latin America and Europe. The conference will move beyond area studies by focusing on two world regions historically linked by human mobility and cultural exchange but now grappling with significant demographic changes and new migration trends.

These changes and trends include the reversal of flows, the greater heterogeneity of migrant groups, the pull of women leaders in family migration projects, the concentration of newcomers in non-traditional destinations, the intensification of dual or multiple engagements in the country of origin and residence, and the development of new forms of citizenship beyond borders. The aim of the conference is to assess how and to what extent state and non-state actors in both Latin America and Europe are coping with and capitalizing upon the complex and creative implications of these new trends.

We aim to critically address the need to reconcile the political regulation of new trends in human mobility with democratic and multicultural demands for respect of rights and difference. We welcome papers that address this broad scope and aim from a variety of disciplinary, methodological, experiential, and comparative perspectives.  ILAS aims to publish a selection of previously unpublished papers.  Limited funding is available for travel expenses of participants.

Please submit an abstract of 250 words with short bio and contact information by October 01 to the conference co-organizers:

Dr. Ana Margheritis, University of Southampton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.”>

Dr. Mark Thurner, ILAS, University of London This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.”>

Venue: The Court Room (Senate House) in Malet Street, London