Leeds Migration Reseach Network


The Frontline of the Migration Crisis

Experiences of Syrian Refugees and Community Support in Turkey and Leeds


Yasemin Somuncu Refugee Commission, ‘All Children are Ours’ Association, Turkey


Sawsan Zaza Syrian community in Leeds

22nd November 2016, Tuesday 16.30-18.30
Michael Sadler Building rom SR (LG.19)

Migration Research Network seminar series 2015-16 

The Migration Research Network seminar series will have a work in progress feel, with network members presenting their current research, to facilitate ongoing discussion and sharing among network members from varied disciplinary backgrounds. Others not currently involved with the network but interested in migration issues are warmly invited to attend. Seminars will either be held lunchtimes or late afternoon, two or three each semester. Occasional external speakers will be invited. All welcome. Confirmed speakers 2015-2016: 

Semester 1 

James Souter, POLIS

Special Responsibilities and the Ethics of Immigration 

Wednesday 18th November 2015, 1pm – 2pm

7.70, E.C.Stoner Building.

Ian Law, Sociology and Social Policy

Mapping and Theorising Global Racialisation 

Thursday 10th December 2015, 12noon – 1pm

Seminar Room 1 (1.06), House 20, Lyddon Terrace.

Semester 2 

Nick Mai, Kingston University.

Assembling ‘Samira’: understanding sexual humanitarianism through experimental ethnofictional filmmaking 

Thursday 4th February 2016, 4.30pm – 6pm

Baines Wing, 3.06.

Jane Wills (external), QMUL.

Locating Localism 

Wednesday 23rd March 2016, 12noon – 1pm

Seminar Room 1 Garstang 7.36.

Louise Waite, Geography

Modern slavery and human trafficking’: The re-emergence of the intersection of faith and slavery in postsecular contexts. 

Wednesday 27th April 2016, 1pm – 2pm

Parkinson, B.09.

Please contact Mike Baynham (M.Baynham@education.leeds.ac.uk) or Jessica Bradley (J.M.Bradley@leeds.ac.uk) for more information.

Speculative Seminar – Who/What is a Good/Bad “Migrant”?

Monday, 25th April between 3-3.45pm

Venue: LHRI Seminar Room 2

The recent refugee crisis in Europe has once again posed starkly a semantic issue about international migration and mobilities concerning the denomination and image of anomalous populations on the move across nation-state lines. This seminar will seek to connect interdisciplinary approaches to the variable, yet hugely political ways in which “migration”, “migrants” and “mobility” are being categorised and classified for state control and exclusion purposes in Europe and beyond.

Limited spaces are available on a ‘first come first served’ basis for this event. To reserve a place, or for more information, please contact Adrian Favell a.favell@leeds.ac.ukhttp://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/events/event/3243/whowhat_is_a_goodbad_migrant

 [note: The LHRI is based at 29-31 Clarendon Place, no. 25 on campus map:

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