The Dialogue in Migration and Refugee Studies is a 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.

We have a new set of speakers covering a wide range of disciplines, including Criminology, History, Sociology, English Literature and NGO practitioners, among others.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr Esteban Devis-Amaya

All Lectures are held online at 5pm (UK time), through Zoom.

Upcoming events

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Interpersonal cooperation in illegal markets

25 April 2024 - 25 April 2024

The case of human smuggling organisations in the North of Italy.

Past Events

Jean Monnet Postgraduate Summer School in Migration and Refugee Studies

In June 2023, the Migration and Refugee Studies Research Network of Oxford Brookes University held its inaugural postgraduate Summer School in Migration and Refugee Studies.

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Think Human Festival event: From hostility to dignity

16 April 2024 - 16 April 2024

Challenging current developments under the UK’s immigration policy and the environment for migrants and refugees’ for the Oxford Brookes Think Human Festival on 16 April 2024.

Brave New World: The Shifting Treatment of Asylum Seekers under UK Law

10 April 2024 - 10 April 2024

In recent years, issues relating to immigration and asylum have rarely been far from the headlines in the UK.

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Exhibition: Finding Home in Education

8 April 2024 - 10 April 2024

Oxford Brookes University exhibits how schools and universities support refugee students in finding belonging and sanctuary in higher education.

Statistical perspectives on refugee health: Exploring methodologies and challenges

13 March 2024 - 13 March 2024

This session is aiming to provide a broad exploration of statistical approaches to studying the health of refugee populations.

Domestic and Transnational Migration

28 February 2024 - 28 February 2024

This lecture will focus on migration within India and migration from India to the Gulf.


Migration, enterprise and value creation

14 February 2024 - 14 February 2024

Migrants and refugees often struggle to access labour markets, especially during the early stages of their settlement.

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Precarious migration: unpacking categories, unpacking myths

31 January 2024 - 31 January 2024

A lecture exploring the sociological dimensions of different forms of precarious migration in the UK context.

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From Open Borders to Brexit

22 November 2023 - 22 November 2023

History of Migration into Britain, 1905-2020, Dr Michal Palacz, Post-doctoral Researcher in History - Wednesday 22nd November - 5-6pm (UK time.

Urban Refugees: rights, resilience, and resistance?

8 November 2023 - 8 November 2023

Session by Dr Zoe Jordan, Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Development and Emergency Practice (CENDEP)

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Picture book representations of refugee journeys: Communicating crisis to very young children

25 October 2023 - 25 October 2023

Unveiling the World Through Pages: exploring the impact of refugee-themed children's books on young minds