Experiences of the migrant 'second-generation'
This lecture will explore the experience of second-generation migrants through a sociological lens
This public, online lecture by Dr Tamsin Barber (Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Oxford Brookes University) will explore the experience of second-generation migrants through a sociological lens.
Migrant generational cohort is often linked to questions of identity, belonging, and concerns over nationhood. The notion of second-generation is not neutral and tends to be accompanied by assumptions or anxieties over where this group ‘belongs’ and whether they have assimilated to the 'host society'.
However, we cannot understand these processes without examining the important role of transnationalism and transnational connections and the policy agendas of receiving societies.
This lecture will explore issues of identity, belonging and transnationalism and explore how these are shaped by social categories of gender and class.
This event is part of the Dialogue in Migration and Refugee Studies lecture and seminar series hosted by the Migration and Refugees Research Network at Oxford Brookes University. It has received funding from Jean Monnet Actions, run under Erasmus+ by the European Union.
The programme will continue running this semester with talks including History, Sociology, English Literature and a special session by an NGO practitioner.