PODCAST: Migration: a joint Birkbeck College/University of East London Symposium
Migration: a joint Birkbeck College/University of East London Symposium
4 February 2011,
Migration and Citizenship in Modern Asia. Dr Sunil Amrith, Lecturer, Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck College.
Sanctuary past and present. Professor Philip Marfleet, Professor of Migration and Refugee Studies at the University of East London.
What is "sanctuary" and why has it reappeared as a key campaigning issue
among those who advocate for migrants? This paper considers continuity and
change in ideas about sanctuary in both the religious and secular traditions.
It examines the contemporary Sanctuary Movement in North America and Europe,
and the implication of efforts to protect migrants by means which challenge
the authority of the state.
Transnational health seeking strategies: a study of Latin American migrants in London. Dr Jasmine Gideon, Lecturer in Development Studies, Birkbeck College.
Much of the discussion around migration and health has focused on the need to ensure access to services for migrants once in their destination. Migrants often employ a broad range of health seeking activities, many of which depend on transnational networks. Drawing on interviews with Latin American migrants in London this paper examines the health seeking behaviour of a group of economic migrants and argues that there is a need to recognise the importance of understanding these networks in developing social protection regimes for migrant workers.
Exile, diaspora and the politics of belonging. Dr Nira Yuval-Davis, Director of the Research Centre on Migration, Refugees and Belonging (CMRB) at the University of East London.
This paper examines different political projects of belonging relating to exile and diaspora and their differential intersectional effects.
Panel Discussion: Dr Karen Wells, Dr John Nassari, Dr Sunil Amrith, Professor Phil Marfleet, Professor Nira Yuval Davis
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