The aim of this toolkit is to provide information and guidance to help migrant families and practitioners negotiate the school system and to suggest ways in which to support children settle into school and in progressing through primary school and the transition to secondary school.
1.00pm Registration and Lunch
1.30pm to 4.00pm Presentations
Linda McKie and Louise Ryan: An End to the Crisis of Empirical Sociology? Trends and challenges in social research. London: Routledge
For a 20% discount click on: https://www.routledge.com/sociology/posts/9779
For Prof Louise Ryan’s podcast ‘Re-visiting insiders and outsiders: oral narratives of migration and multi-positionalities’ recorded at UCL’s Oral History Seminar Series follow the link.
Social Policy Research Centre, at Middlesex University, is celebrating 25 years (1990-2015) at the cutting edge of researching diversity, migration and inequalities. To mark this occasion we are organising a one-day event on Wednesday 4th March to celebrate the work of the centre over the last quarter of a century. We are also inviting some of the founder members to reflect on the achievements of the centre. There will be presentations from the staff team highlighting our particular contribution to work on family migration policies, migrant children and education, engaging with diverse communities, visual mapping of changing populations, and working with ethnic minority and women’s organisations.The event will be followed by Prof Louise Ryan’s inaugural lecture on ‘Getting worked up about Networks: how to make friends and influence people’. Buffet and drinks will be provided afterwards.
Click here to see the full programme.
The event is free but it is essential to pre-book a place.
Workshop date: 25 February 2015
Place: Middlesex University, London, UK
Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2014
This workshop will explore the various ways in which contemporary international migration and transnationalism affect Catholicism both as practices and institutionally.
Abstracts for papers on particular case-studies which illustrate dimensions of the diversity of ways in which migration and transnationalism are making their mark on Catholicism are welcome.
Click here for more information on the workshop.
The highly successful project French Capital: A Study of French Highly-skilled Migrants in London’s Financial and Business Sectors lead by Dr Jon Mulholland and Prof Louise Ryan has been featured on the ESRC homepage as a special feature article: London calling for French expats. This project has been a huge success spawning not only a very well attended international conference but so far 5 articles in highly cited international journals and numerous presentations at international and national conferences.
For more information about the project, please click here
- Guest editors: Louise Ryan and Elena Vacchelli
Introduction: Gender, Religion and Migration
- Louise Ryan, Elena Vacchelli
Articles (special issue)
“This is Not the Holy Land”: Gendered Filipino Migrants in Israel and the Intersectional Diversity of Religious Belonging
- Vivienne Jackson
Politics as a Vocation: Prayer, Civic Engagement and the Gendered Re-Enchantment of the City
- Amy Duffuor, Alana Harris
Religion, Migration and Gender Strategies: Brazilian (Catholic and Evangelical) Missionaries in Barcelona
- Marcos de Araújo Silva, Donizete Rodrigues
Mermaids and Spirit Spouses: Rituals as Technologies of Gender in Transnational African Pentecostal Spaces
- Jeanne Rey
Bazaar Pagodas – Transnational Religion, Postsocialist Marketplaces and Vietnamese Migrant Women in Berlin
- Gertrud Huwelmeier
“Mothering through Islam”: Narratives of Religious Identity in London
- Louise Ryan, Elena Vacchelli
Articles (open section)
“Cooking with Gordon”: Food, Health, and the Elasticity of Evangelical Gender Roles(and Belt Sizes) on The 700 Club
- Travis Warren Cooper
Review of Caroline Blyth, The Narrative of Rape in Genesis 34: Interpreting Dinah’s Silence, Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010
- Sandie Gravett
Review of Marie-Therese Charpentier, Indian Female Gurus in Contemporary Hinduism: A Study of Central Aspects and Expressions of Their Religious Leadership, Abo: Abo Akademi University Press 2010
- Birgit Heller
Review of Renata Pepicelli, Il velo nell’Islam: Storia, politica, estetica [The Veil in Islam: History, Politics and Aesthetics], Roma: Carocci Editore 2012
- Pia Karlsson Minganti
Review of Pamela Sue Anderson (ed.), New Topics in Feminist Philosophy of Religion: Contestations and Transcendence Incarnate, Dordrecht: Springer 2010
- Ursula King
Review of Kevin J. Burke, Masculinities and Other Hopeless Causes at an All-Boys Catholic School, New York: Peter Lang 2011
- Shenila Khoja-Moolji
Review of Lynn Gerber, Seeking the Straight and the Narrow: Weight Loss and Sexual Reorientation in Evangelical America, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press 2011
- Michelle Lelwica
Review of Sa’diyya Shaikh, Sufi Narratives of Intimacy, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press 2012
- Dilyana Mincheva
Review of Christina L.H. Traina, Erotic Attunement: Parenthood and the Ethics of Sensuality Between Unequals, Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press 2011
- Barbara Oud
Review of Patricia Beattie Jung and Aana Marie Vigen (eds.), God, Science, Sex, Gender: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Christian Ethics, Urbana, Chicago and Springfield: University of Illinois Press 2010
- Beth Anne Robertson
Review of Teresa Berger, Gender Differences and the Making of Liturgical History: Lifting a Veil on Liturgy’s Past, Farnham and Burlington: Ashgate 2011
- Susan Roll
- An event organised by Prof Linda McKie and Prof Louise Ryan, in association with the British Sociological Association (BSA), School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University and Social Policy Research Centre, Middlesex University
In this one-day event we bring together Mike Savage and Roger Burrows along with other contributors to explore the on-going methodological challenges facing sociology. This event promises to be informative, with contributions from leading researchers as well as lively audience participation.
For further information, event programme and booking, please click here.