Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

‘Undocumented Vietnamese labour migration to the UK and the Modern Slavery agenda’

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Who this event is for

  • Invite only


Headington Campus


New Labour Migrations Between Vietnam and the UK: Motivations, Journeys and Reflections is a one-year Newton Mobility Fund project (May 2017- May 2018) enhancing collaboration between scholars and practitioners both in Vietnam and the UK. The project aims to develop a deeper understanding of the processes shaping new forms of Vietnamese labour migration to the UK, including why Vietnamese migrants come to the UK, what they hope to achieve through migration as well as their experiences once in the UK and/or on return to Vietnam.

Project hosted by Oxford Brookes and Trung Vuong universities and funded by the Newton Fund and the British Academy

Panel 1: Vietnamese migration to the UK:

‘The Migration from Vietnam to UK – Background, Reasons and Trends’
Dr Phuc Nguyen (Tru’ng Vu’o’ung University, Hanoi)

‘Beyond victimhood?: Vietnamese migrants in the UK’
Dr Tamsin Barber (Oxford Brookes University) & Hai Nguyen (Kings College London)

Panel 2: Vietnamese Migrants to Europe

‘Undocumented Vietnamese Migrants in Paris: Some Preliminary Thoughts about the Temporalities of Debt-Financed Migration and Precarity’
Dr Nicolas Lainez (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)

‘Vietnamese migration to East London: connecting home, work and urban mobility’
Dr Annabelle Wilkins (Southampton University)

Panel 3: Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery of the Vietnamese

‘Undocumented Vietnamese Migrants in the United Kingdom: The Experience of Alliance Anti-Trafic in Dealing with Returnees, Government Officials and Civil Society’
Georges Blanchard (Director of AAT- Alliance Anti Trafic, Ho Chi Minh City)

‘The Modern Slavery agenda and human trafficking’
Mike Dottridge, (Consultant on Human rights and child rights, with a special focus on exploitation)

Keynote Lecture

Modern Slavery and State Control of Mobility by Prof Julia O’Connell Davidson (Bristol University)