CfP: MiReKoc 15 Year Anniversary Conference – Migration and Development in the ‘Global South’: Research Challenges and Policy Implications

Applications are now open for Call for Papers for the MiReKoc 15th Anniversary Conference. Deadline for application is on midnight GMT on 19 June 2019.

Confirmed Speakers:
Professor Oliver Bakewell (The University of Manchester)
Professor Thomas Faist (Bielefeld University)
Professor Binod Khadria (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
Ms. Marie McAuliffe (Head of the migration research division, IOM Geneva)
Professor Ranabir Samaddar (Director of the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group)
Professor Andreas Wimmer (Columbia University)
Dates: October 24 –25, 2019
Hosted by the Migration Research Center at Koç University 
Deadline for abstract submission: June 19, 2019

The global migration research agenda mainly focuses on migration from states in the ‘Global South’ to the ‘Global North’, although much migration occurs among countries within the ‘Global South’. Migrants and refugees within the ‘Global South’ migrate to neighboring states or far beyond seeking refuge, as skilled or unskilled labor, entrepreneurs among others. Simultaneously, citizens from the ‘Global North’ migrate to the ‘Global South’ for work, retirement or as a lifestyle choice. Migration to, through and among countries within the ‘Global South’ may involve multiple trajectories, transit spaces or destinations as migratory policies change, or economies fluctuate. Providing a space for discussion, we call upon researchers to reflect on migratory practices, experiences of displacement and forced migration in the ‘Global South’.
Papers must engage directly with the notion of ‘Global South’ and focus on one of these themes:

  • The Migration-Development Nexus 
  • Urban Migration: Cities, Labor, Processes of Othering and Forms of Belonging
  • Forced Migration in the ‘Global South’: Legal Frameworks, Actors and Experiences
  • Methodological Innovation and Terminology in Migration Research on ‘Global South’
  • Research Collaboration across Geographies and Institutions in the ‘Global South’ and ‘Global North’

The conference is organized with panels for young scholars and early career academics and three roundtable panels with senior migration scholars.

Deadline:  19 June 2019 – For more information, please visit our Conference Website.