Leeds Migration Reseach Network


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TLang project.Translation and translanguaging: Investigating linguistic and cultural transformations in superdiverse wards in four UK cities10 (TLang) (2014-2018) (AHRC). Dr James Simpson (Language Education), Mike Baynham, John Callaghan, Jolana Hanusova, PGR student Jess Bradley and visiting researcher Emilee Moore (School of Education)

Ethnic population projections undertaken by Nick Lomax and team of scholars at the School of Geography.www.ethpop.org

“Digital Welfare” project by Andy Turner and Stuart Hopkinson. Amongst other things it explored residential movements of the benefit claiming population in Leeds Local Authority District from 2008 to present. The ‘final report’ of the most recent phase of funding is in the process of being published. More at the following URL:http://www.geog.leeds.ac.uk/people/a.turner/projects/DigitalWelfare/

“Migration, Development and Global Transformations (MDGT)” WUN research development fund (RDF) developed by Gabriella Alberti and Chris Forde as part of the University of Leeds Migration Research Network (PI Ann Singleton, Bristol University). See more at http://www.wun.ac.uk/wun/research/view/migration-development-and-global-transformations-mdgt

Ongoing projects undertaken by Professor Adrian Favell Chair in Sociology and Social Theory SSP, University of Leeds. See: http://www.adrianfavell.com

Dr Sam Durrant runs a network of weekly reading groups for local refugees and asylum seekers Reading Groups. The groups draw  on the empathic dynamics of group reading in order to foster a sense of community, build self-confidence and improve language skills. Groups are currently running in Harehills, Little London, and Leeds City Centre and partially funded by the Wellcome Trust.

For more details please see https://bibliotherapyhubleeds.wordpress.com/ and/or the Faceook group Reading with Refugees and Asylum Seekers Leedswww.facebook.com/groups/433392243533427/

Concluded projects:

Free movement, social rights and internal market law in the EU https://lubswww.leeds.ac.uk/ceric/eu-social-rightsinternal-market-law/. (Forde, C., Alberti, G. and Oliver, E. (2015) EU Social and Labour Rights and EU Internal Market Law: STUDY for the EMPL Committee, Employment And Social Affairs, European Parliament).Final report for the European Parliament available here

From exploitation as a problem to migration as an opportunity, Report, University of Leeds by Gabriella Alberti, Zinovijus Ciupijus, Chris Forde, Hannah Lewis, Robert MacKenzie,  Rosa Mas Giralt , Louise Waite (2015) Full report available here.

Summary of Roundtable Event: Migration: challenging the debate and developing a positive agenda around migration in the Yorkshire region, published by University of Leeds (by Gabriella Alberti, Zinovijus Ciupijus, Chris Forde, Hannah Lewis, Robert MacKenzie,  Rosa Mas Giralt , Louise Waite (2015). Full report available here.

‘Migration Worker Project: The experiences of migrants in Barnsley’ I. (Forde., C. Mackenzie, R. and Ciupijus, Z.) December 2009-April 2010. https://lubswww.leeds.ac.uk/fileadmin/user_upload/Documents/ceric_Migrant_workers_report.pdf



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