Researcher of the Month – Migration Research Group

Our newest member of Academic Staff, Dr Markus Bell is featured on the Migration Research @ Sheffield website as their 'Featured Member'.

The Migration Research Group at The University of Sheffield consists of a diverse group of world-leading scholars. The network includes members from approximately 15 different departments, at every career stage, producing innovative, high-impact research on a wide range topics related to migration, covering all regions of the world. The objective of this section is to highlight one member’s work at a time. By selecting a Featured Researcher of the Month, we like to recognize and show appreciation for each other’s research and we believe that more detailed knowledge about each other’s work will help identify opportunities for collaboration.

Markus BellMarkus Bell joined the University of Sheffield’s School of East Asian Studies as a lecturer in Korean and Japanese Studies in Autumn 2016. His current research project uses ethnographic research methods to examine contemporary and cold war migration between Japan and North Korea. Markus is particularly interested in the lives of individuals who have moved back and forth between Japan and North Korea and the significance of their memories of movement and resettlement in shaping a diasporic identity.

Video produced by the Migration Research Group featuring Dr Bell talking about his research