Introducing: Migration Talks - The Impact Of Migration Narratives On EU Policymaking
The Migration Podcast
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1w ago
Check out the "Migration Talks" podcast and their recent episode on the impact of migration narratives on EU policymaking, just in time before the EP elections this month. In this episode, the "Migration Talks" team explores how migration narratives shape the upcoming European elections and influence policymaking in Brussels. These narratives are central to discussions and policies across Europe, especially as far-right parties amplify them as security threats for electoral gains. What are the prevailing migration narratives within the EU, and how do they impact the policymaking processes of t ..read more
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Ep.12 (S4): Pablo Ceriani on migrant child protection in Latin America & the Caribbean
The Migration Podcast
by The Migration Podcast
1M ago
“There's a total contradiction between irregularity and child protection…not doing anything, or rather the opposite, blocking the access to a resident permit is a children's rights violation, in my opinion, because it leads to vulnerability, it leads to some kind of protection issues, social exclusion, and so on.” In this episode, we hear Alexandra Castro talk with Pablo Ceriani about the increasing and changing migration patterns of children across Latin America. Pablo talks about how there has been a general increase in capacity and willingness to deal with migrant child protection in the re ..read more
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Ep.11 (S4): G.Tsourapas & K.Sadiq on the transnational social contract in the Global South
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by The Migration Podcast
2M ago
“Theoretical categories that we have had from this emphasis on South North have to be rethought, or maybe we need innovation and new categories to be introduced.” In this episode, Roos Derrix chats with Gerasimos Tsourapas and Kamal Sadiq about their latest project on the politics of South-South labour migration, and the development of a transnational social contract between states and their migrant populations. They explain how, in the context of labour migration to the Gulf Cooperation Council states, migrant agency is curtailed through surveillance and labour commodification, while novel fo ..read more
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Ep.10 (S4): Mira Burmeister-Rudolph on Kerala's social protection policies for emigrants in the Gulf
The Migration Podcast
by The Migration Podcast
3M ago
”I think [it is important to] stress again that colonial legacies also really determine how South to South migration is being structured today.” In this episode, Mira Burmeister-Rudolph speaks with Liberty Chee about Kerala’s social protection policies for Indian migrants to the Gulf, the latter’s relationships with diasporic communities and how migrant status is shaped by and shapes citizen-state relations. She also shares with us how she became interested in migration in South Asia, and her experiences doing research during the Covid-19 pandemic. During the interview, Mira and Liberty mentio ..read more
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Episode 9 (S4): Loren Landau reflects on how we conduct and communicate about migration studies
The Migration Podcast
by The Migration Podcast
5M ago
“What does that [balancing research objectives and donor priorities] mean for us training the next generation and for people entering the field? I think what it requires….is that we all have to work in multiple registers.” In this episode we hear Silindile Mlilo interview Loren Landau about his latest research on African cities. He talks about how patterns of migration to cities in Africa is distinct from urbanization in other parts of the world. He has been looking the regulation of space and how migrants relate to cities, as well as issues around ethics of inclusion and visibility. Loren als ..read more
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Episode 8 (S4): Alejandra Díaz de León on "road families" en route to the Mexico-US border
The Migration Podcast
by The Migration Podcast
5M ago
“Migrating is a very difficult and dangerous thing if you're doing it undocumented, but also it's a very beautiful thing because you're walking, you're meeting people, you're talking… I hope this is not romanticizing the pain they experience, but I think... my book tries to show that they experience both. They are people, they are complete people, who are enduring the journey and sometimes enjoying the journey while walking alongside other people and interacting and expressing things.” In this episode, we hear Itzel Eguiluz speaking with Alejandra Díaz de León about her book “Walking Together ..read more
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Episode 7 (S4): Biao Xiang On Logistical Power and the constraint of Mobility
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by The Migration Podcast
6M ago
In this episode, Yixin Zhang interviews Biao Xiang, about how analyzing processes of control over mobility and immobility can help explain the different consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wuhan and Shanghai, in China. This research is from Professor Xiang’s latest paper, called, “Logistical Power and Logistical Violence”. It was recently published in the Journal of Contemporary East Asia Studies. Here is the link: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24761028.2023.2285022 The paper is available Open Access. Biao Xiang is a Director at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropol ..read more
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Episode 6 (S4): Russel King on researching how and why people migrate, for over 50 years
The Migration Podcast
by The Migration Podcast
7M ago
Russell King has been teaching and researching the topic of migration for more than 50 years. In this episode, he is interviewed by Sarah Hannafin about thinking beyond the dominate frameworks of how and why people migrate. This ambition has led him to study return migration, retirement migration, student migration, and most recently, migration motivated by love. He also reflects on working with, and being inspired by, his students over the past decades. Russell King is Emeritus Professor of Geography at the University of Sussex in the UK and visiting professor in Migration Studies at Malmo Un ..read more
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Episode 5 (S4): Bernadette Kumar speaks about fostering a career across disciplines & sectors
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by The Migration Podcast
7M ago
* Applications for the 2024 IMISCOE PhD School in Lancashire are open. Apply here before November 26th : https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/6786/submitter More information is available on the IMISCOE website: https://www.imiscoe.org/events/imiscoe-events/1875-2023-imiscoe-phd-school-2 * In this episode, Larisa Ozeryansky speaks to Dr. Bernadette Nirmal Kumar, expert in migration and health, about her career trajectory from working in medicine, to public health policy and pursuing academic research. She talks about how her personal experience of being a migrant has motivated and informed he ..read more
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Episode 4 (S4): Natalie Brinham On Statelessness And Research Ethics
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by The Migration Podcast
9M ago
Dr Natalie Brinham (aka Alice Cowley) is a genocide and state crime scholar. She is coauthor (with Zarni) of the 2014 study titled ‘The Slow Burning Genocide of Myanmar’s Rohingya.’ She has worked for many years in NGOs in the U.K. and Southeast Asia on forced migration, trafficking and statelessness in both frontline service provision roles and research and advocacy roles. She has published policy papers, academic articles, and opeds on statelessness, legal identities and genocide. She completed her PhD in legal studies at Queen Mary University of London in 2022. Understanding genocide as a s ..read more
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