Migration and Refugees Research Network

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About us

Today more people than ever before are on the move: within countries, over borders, across continents. In 2019 the UN estimated, globally, there were over 270 million migrants and those figures rise, year on year.

Dealing with the challenges and transformations caused by this shift pose major problems and some opportunities for governments at every level, from the broadly international to the intensely local.

Our Network engages directly with these issues. It embraces an enriching interdisciplinarity, with researchers and practitioners from social anthropology, refugee studies, sociology, political science, computer science, media studies, psychology, legal scholars, business studies, among other disciplines.

From whatever disciplines we come, whatever research partnerships we form, our work centres on the predicament and opportunities of migrants and refugees today, globally. Our research includes, for example, studies into refugee entrepreneurship and their integration into the labour market, migrants as political agents, housing for forced migrants, migrant children in education, and computing models for managing migrants’ data.

We will work together with both colleagues in other universities and research centres, both in Europe and beyond. Above all, we will seek to collaborate with institutions, government agents, and practitioners in charitable and public policy sectors, on projects of mutual interest.

News and events

ICT in support of migration

2 November 2022

ICT in support of migration

Find out the contentious views of tech deployed on borders for migration (e.g., drones, AI algorithms, face recognition, etc). Sign up for this online, public lecture on 2 November 2022 at 5pm (UK time) with Dr Karen Hough, CENTRIC, Sheffield Hallam University. The lecture is part of the MRN Dialogue in Migration and Refugee Studies.

Beyond the Crisis: Media, Film and Migration

16 November 2022

Beyond the Crisis: Media, Film and Migration

Dr Dalila Missero, Lancaster University, uses cinema as a prism to look at the complex politics of representation surrounding contemporary discourses about EU migrants. Sign up for this online, public lecture on 16 November 2022 at 5pm (UK time). This is part of the MRN Dialogue in Migration and Refugee Studies.

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Migration and Refugees Research Network

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Banner image: Syrian refugee by FreedomHouse is marked with CC PDM 1.0
About image: Portrait of a Refugee by babasteve is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0