31/05/2023 – GLOCAL lecture at Nijmegen School of Management

The lecture is titled Reconceptualizing ‘people on the move’ beyond ‘refugees’ and ‘migrants’ in collaboration with two speakers, Dr. Annick Pijnenburg and Dr. Marieke van Houte.

Migrants. Refugees. Asylum seekers. Displaced. Expats. Tourists. The labelling of people on the move is a conundrum central to the field of migration studies.Policy and law provide exhaustive definitions to categorize people on the move upon that subsequently underpin administrative and moral regulatory systems. At the same time, every migration scholar is aware of the empirical complexities and thus the artificiality of these labels and categories.This elephant in the room of migration studies has profound theoretical and real-world implications.In the first session of GLOCAL’s lecture series on interdisciplinary migration studies, human rights scholar Dr. Annick Pijnenburg therefore explores the legal potential to move beyond binary categorizations of people on the move.Social scientist Dr. Marieke van Houte reflects on these innovations from the perspective of her own qualitative, fieldwork-driven work.

The lecture will be held on May 31, 2023 at 12:30-13:30 at the Nijmegen School of Management, EOS 01.750, where lunch will also be provided.