Prof Brad Blitz presented a paper entitled “The Structural Impact of Statelessness and the Road Ahead” at the Statelessness and Transcontinental Migration Conference, United Nations University, Institute on Globalisation, Culture and Migration, Barcelona, 24-25 July 2014. More recently, Brad also presented “Correcting the Effects of Statelessness” at the Global Forum on Statelessness: New Directions in Statelessness Research and Policy. Peace Palace, The Hague, 15-17 September 2014.
Dr Nick Dines participated in a round table discussion on organized crime, popular classes and music at Naples University in January 2014, which has recently been published in the journal Meridiana (80, 2014). An English summary can be found here: http://www.viella.it/toc/3385.
Dr Alice Donald chaired a two-day workshop for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on 4-5 September, which brought together legal advisers from national parliaments across Europe in order to improve their capacity to promote human rights implementation. On 24-25 September, Alice will act as an ad hoc expert at the Drafting Group on Reform of the Court, organised by the inter-governmental Steering Group for Human Rights (under Committee of Ministers, Council of Europe).
Dr Erica Howard (with Caryl Bryant) presented a paper on “The Changing Language of Hate” at the Understanding Hate Crime: Research, Policy and Practice Conference of the International Network of Hate Crime Studies in Brighton. Additional paper presentations include: 1) “Access to Healthcare: Inequalities and Barriers: A Cross-country Comparison” at the HERON (Health Inequalities Research Network) conference in London; and 2) “The Protection of Religious Manifestations in the Public Sphere in the UK” at the Symposium on The Manifestation of Religion or Belief in the Public Sphere at the Faculty of Law at Oxford University.
Prof Eleonore Kofman presented a chapter on the “UK” In: J. M. Lafleur & M. Stanek (eds.), Old Routes, New Migrants: Lessons from the South-North Migration of EU Citizens in Times of Crisis, at the IMISCOE conference, Madrid 28-29 August. She also co-organised a session on “Configurations of Informal and Formal Social Protection: Transnationalty, Gender and Social Inequalities.”
Prof Eleonore Kofman has presented a number of papers on topics relating to family migration: (i) “Family Migrants and Immigration and Employment Policies” Transnational Labor Markets: Bridging Different Regulatory and Cultural Contexts, Workshop Universiteit Duisburg-Essen, 26-27 June 2014; (ii) “Regulating Family Migrations in Europe and Transnational Family Practices and Strategies,” Transnational Families: Multi-actor, Multi-sited and Institutional Perspectives, 28 June 2014, Maastricht University; (iii) “Marriage Migration and Economic Rationality: Transposing Economic Criteria” to Family Migration and Stratified Rights, at the UACES (University Association of Contemporary European Studies), Cork, 1-3 September; (iv) Presenter and session moderator Migration and Families, International Dialogue on Migration 2014, IOM Geneva, 7-8 October 2014. She has also presented papers on care and social reproduction (i) a plenary talk on Gendered Migrations, Care and Life Courses, SPAnet Italia (Network for European Social Policy Analysis), Turin, 18-20 September; (i) ‘Gendered migrations and sites of social reproduction: privileging the household’ Revisioning Gender: Complex Inequalities and Gender Dimensions, Social Politics 20th anniversary conference, Stockholm, 13-14 June 2014.
Dr Dominic Pasura presented a paper “Religious Transnationalism and Development: A Study of Zimbabwean Churches in Britain” at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at the Annual International Conference at Imperial College London, 26 to 29 August 2014. In the following month, he also presented a paper “African Transnational Diasporas: Theoretical Perspectives” at the African Studies Association UK Biennial Conference, University of Sussex, 9-11 September 2014.
Prof Louise Ryan and Magdolna Lorinc presented several papers at the European Conference of Education Research (ECER) organised in Porto between 1 – 5 September 2014, where they participated in a symposium on the theme of education policy and Reducing Early School Leaving in different European countries – arising from the FP7 project ‘RESL.eu’ (https://www.uantwerpen.be/en/projects/resl-eu/). They also presented a paper on the challenges and opportunities of working in partnership with community organisations, arising from various research projects on supplementary schools and migrant organisations in London. Magda also presented a paper entitled “From Aspirations to Achievement: The Concept of Aspirations in English Education Policy” at the ECER Emerging Researchers Conference.
Dr Elena Vacchelli gave a paper on “Embodiment in Qualitative Research: Collage Making with Refugee, Asylum Seeking and Migrant Women” at IGU International Conference, 18-23 August, Krakow, Poland. Elena gave another paper on “Accessing Healthcare: Inequalities and Discrimination in Enfield” at the HERON (Health Inequalities Research Network) conference May 14-15, 2014, London.
Dr. Helena Wray has delivered several papers on marriage migration. The first in June 2014 was ‘What do states regulate when they regulate marriage migration?’ at ‘Travelling Policies’, an international workshop organized by the Centre for the History of Migrants (CGM) in cooperation with Amsab-ISG (Ghent), KADOC-KU Leuven, Museum aan de Stroom (Antwerp), Ghent University and Leiden University Institute for History, with financial support from the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO) and the second ’How do European legal norms shape national controls in the regulation of spousal migration?’ on a panel ‘National and European Debates on Free Movement and Immigration’ organised by Professor Jo Shaw of Edinburgh University at the UACES conference in Cork in September 2014.