Migration Research Group launch

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Friday 31 January 2014


Launch Symposium: Patterns and Pathways in European Union Migration and Mobility since 2004

MRG launch symposium programme:

9.30am - 9.45am Registration

9.45am – 10am Welcome and Introduction

  • Gill Valentine (Pro Vice Chancellor for the Social Sciences, University of Sheffield)
  • Andrew Geddes (Politics, University of Sheffield)

10am – 11.45am New dynamics of European migration?
Chair: Paul James Cardwell (Law, University of Sheffield)

  • Izabela Grabowski (Centre for Migration Research, University of Warsaw), Pendulum-transnational-liquid migration nexus? Conceptual and methodological challenges.
  • Majella Kilkey (Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield) and Roxana Barbulesc (Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield), Crisis-influenced mobilities: the re-emergence of ‘South’-‘North’ intra-European labour mobility.
  • Jon Fox (Sociology, University of Bristol), White and European? East European migrant workers in the UK
  • Anna Gawlewicz (Geography, University of Sheffield), Beyond openness and prejudice: The consequences of migrant encounters with difference and circulation of values and attitudes towards diversity

11.45-12 Coffee

12 – 1pm The Fourth Freedom: Theories of Migration in a ‘Neo-Liberal’ Europe
since 2004

  • Adrian Favell (Sociology, Sciences Po, Paris)
  • Chair: Nicola Phillips (Politics, Sheffield)

1pm - 1.45pm Lunch

1.45pm – 3.15pm Power and inequalities in European mobility and migration

Chair: Genevieve LeBaron (Politics, University of Sheffield)

  • Remus Anghel (Romanian Institute for Research on Minorities Issues, University of Cluj), Migration and Social Inequality. Changing social relations and patterns of inequality in Romania’s Gypsy ghettoes
  • Owen Parker (Politics, University of Sheffield) and Oscar Lopez Catalan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Free movement for whom, where and when? Roma EU citizens in France and Spain.
  • Mark Payne (Education, University of Sheffield), An exploratory study of the social, linguistic and educational integration of Roma Slovak children into secondary school education in the UK: a case study of pupils in a Sheffield school

3.15pm - 3.30pm Coffee

3.30pm – 5pm New directions in European migration and mobility?

Chair: Andrew Geddes

  • Willem Maas (York University, Canada), Free Movement and EU Citizenship’s Political Project
  • Roxana Barbulescu (Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield), From international migration to freedom of movement and back. Post-enlargement transformations of European freedom of movement in Italy and Spain
  • Oleg Korneev (Politics, University of Sheffield), The EU and Internationalisation of Migration Policy-Making in the Post-Soviet Region
  • Will Somerville (Migration Policy Institute, Washington DC), Key emerging issues in European and EU migration policy

5pm – 5.15pm
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