Understanding Society - a Festival of Social Science 2022

MRG members take part in 2022 ESRC Festival of Social Science

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The ESRC Festival of Social Science is an annual, national celebration of the social sciences and a key element of Economic and Social Research Council’s commitment to promote social science research to new audiences. The Festival runs from 1st to 17th November at the University of Sheffield and events are featured via the University player.

Migration Research Group members have organised the following events:

Book Launch with the author Livia Barreira and a discussion event: "Living in Sheffield: Our Journeys as migrant women"

When: 17/11/2022, 6 pm-7:30 pm
Where: Council Room at Firth Court
Register hereSummary of the event: Immigration is rarely out of the news in the UK, but the voices and stories of the migrants themselves are notable by their absence. Studies with migrants have highlighted the importance of recognising and amplifying migrants' voices. In this context, Livia Barreira, in her new book 'Living in Sheffield: Our Journeys as Migrant Women' illustrates these discussions beautifully and poetically, recognising the voices of different migrant women living in Sheffield.

The discussion will be led by Patrica Nabuco Martuscelli, whose research has explored decolonial and feminist approaches to studying migrants and refugees in Latin America. Patricia will draw links between Livia's book and current research taking place within the University of Sheffield' s Department of Politics and International Relations. Refreshments will be served and copies of Livia's book will be available from the local independent community bookshop, Juno Books. 

Living in Sheffield book cover
If you cannot attend the event, but would like to buy this beautiful book, you can find it at Juno books or you can check Livia's Instagram page @livinginsheffield or the email livinginsheffieldcontact@gmail.com and buy directly from her. 

Crimes of Solidarity: An online panel event

When: 08/11/2022, 4 pm-5:30 pm
Where: Online

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Around the world and across history, people move across territories and jurisdictions. In response to this movement state authorities have introduced a range of bordering techniques to control movement into and out of their territories. In the face of this bordering, migrants continue to move but with modified behaviour to account for border controls. In an increasing number of places this policy spiral is extended to include criminalisation of people who help irregular migrants, including those who are seeking asylum.

This event brings together activists working in different contexts: the Mediterranean, Eastern Europe, the US, and Mexico to discuss how states are criminalising people who help migrants around the world. The event will also see the launch of the Crimes of Solidarity and Humanitarianism database, a project developed by Dr.Lucy Mayblin, which aims to map the criminalisation of help for migrants globally. 

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