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2022 Cross-Institutional PhD Colloquium: Ethnicity and Migration

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The ESRC Research Centre on Micro-Social Change (MiSoC), the Essex Centre for Migration Studies, UEA Migration Network and Sussex Centre for Migration Research have opened registration for the the 4th annual Cross-Institutional PhD Colloquium on Ethnicity and Migration.

The conference will be in hybrid (online and in-person) format, and students will be eligible for a £150 bursary to offset the cost of attendance.

The colloquium is part of a two-day event including academic workshops by international scholars on new methods in migration studies and gender and family in migration research. We are also delighted to host Professor Ayhan Kaya as our distinguished keynote lecture. Our confirmed agenda is below.

8 June 9:30: Registration and Coffee

10:00: Gender and Family in Migration Research

  • Sarah Scuzzarello (University of Sussex) - Which family? Problematising “family” in the context of migration of trans* individuals
  • Andres Castro (University of Barcelona) - Gendered and Stratified Family Formation Trajectories in the Americas. A Multi-site Study
  • Zerrin Salikutluk (Humboldt University of Berlin) - TBC
  • Neli Demireva (University of Essex) - Mapping the Factors Associated with the Employment Probability of Ethnic Minority Women
  • Ayse Guveli (University of Essex) - Job for Bread and Job for Quality of Life: Job Type and Status of Female Non-migrants, Migrants and Those Born in Europe

12:30: Lunch

1:30: Keynote Address: Ayhan Kaya (Istanbul Bilgi University) - Islamist and Nativist Reactionary Radicalisation in Europe

14:30: Coffee

15:00: PhD Session 1 (attitudes/education)

  • Duha Ceylan (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - Childcare Needs of Newcomer Migrants and Refugees
  • Meryem Ay Kesgin (Bilkent University) - The Role of Minority Status from Country-of-origin on Civic and Political Integration in the Country-of-destination: Turkey-origin Migrants in the UK
  • Rachel Kollar (Radboud University) - Religiosity’s Impact on Muslim Citizens’ Electoral Participation in Western Europe and its Context-dependency: A Cross-national Comparison
  • Petra Sidler (University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland) - Mutual Acculturation in the School Context: Are There Differences in Adolescents’ Attitudes Towards Mutual Acculturation Relative to Whether Adolescents Identify as Belonging to the Swiss Majority?

17:00: Day 1 Close

9 June 9:30: Coffee

10:00: New Methods in Migration Research

  • Tuba Bircan (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) - Methods for Big Data to Study Human Mobility and Migration
  • Lorena Ortega (University of Chile) - The Centrality of Immigrant Students Within Teacher-Student Interaction Networks: Using Systematic Dyadic Observation To Explore Equitable Learning Opportunities
  • Thomas Soehl (McGill University) - Nigerians Abroad and at Home: A Survey of Politics and National Identity in a Global Diaspora
  • Zsofia Boda (University of Essex) - Using Social Network Analysis to Understand Ethnic Inequalities in the Classroom

12:30: Lunch

13:30: PhD Session 2 (health/space)

  • Chloe Sher (University of Toronto) - Are Immigrants Still Healthier During COVID-19? Physical Activity and the “Healthy Immigrant Effect” Re-examined
  • Franka Zlatic (University of Nottingham) - Lockdown, Locality and Dwelling: Migrants’ Home-making in a COVID-19 World
  • Benedict Hignell (University of Essex) - Acculturation and Remote Contact During a Pandemic
  • Shuai Wang (University of Essex) - Constructing Children’s Psychological Well-being: An Exploration of Resources for Resilience of Children Left behind in Northeast China

15:30: Day 2 Close

Register here via Eventbrite