CfP: Movers and non-movers

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we cordially invite you to The Migration Conference 2018. The conference will be hosted by ISEG and IGOT at the University of Lisbon and will convene from Tuesday 26 June to Thursday 28 June 2018. This world congress of Migration Studies creates a forum where scholars, experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers are encouraged to exchange knowledge, share research and debate the issues that challenge existing modes and models of migration, discourses to understand human mobility, ponder about better policies and practices.

Special Tracks inviting submissions: Migration theory | Communications, media and mobility | Gender and mobility | Transnational Social Spaces, Cities and Migration | Gypsies and mobility | Law and Policy | Conflicts and War | Integration & labour markets | Literature and migration | Diasporas and identity | Internal - international migration nexus | Data and methodology | Remittances and development | Movers and non-movers | Germany’s refugee policy

Call for Papers PDF version

"We noted that mobility includes movers who follow local commutes, migrants who travel to internal destinations, and migrants who cross borders and are bound for international destinations. The numbers of movers involved is staggeringly big. There are literally millions of individuals who are involved in migration in one way or another. Some move on their own volition while others are forced to travel. Nevertheless, citing the overwhelming numbers of movers around the world does not fully communicate what is happening. In fact, in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, migrants formed a larger percentage of the global population than they do today. Furthermore, while we may know that one migrant is a refugee while another is looking for a job, the dynamics between movers and those who stay behind is often obscured. it might seem odd but we need to remember that billions of people around the world never migrate." (Cohen & Sirkeci, 2011, p.87)

This track of sessions aims to explore the ways in which this nexus of migrants and non-migrants operate, patterns of immobility, drivers of immobility and barriers for mobility and dynamic relationships between the movers and non-movers. We encourage both theoretical and empirical studies as well debates drawing on multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches from disciplines such as Geography, Anthropology, Political Science, Sociology, Demography, Economics and Management.

We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon, and if you have any questions please do contact us at:

On behalf of the Conference Committee

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The Migration Conference 2018 is a peer-reviewed international academic event dedicated to the study of migration covering a wide range of multidisciplinary areas including dynamics and patterns of human mobility, legal and regulatory frameworks, labour market outcomes, education and human capital, brain drain and brain circulation, short term migrations, migrant integration, specific diasporas, such as of Mexicans, Latinos, Turks, Chinese, Caribbeans, Africans, Indians, South Asians, Kurds, Syrians, retirees, returnees, irregulars, and others, culture, media  and politics, health and well-being of migrants, internal and international migration nexus, migrant experiences, mobile minorities, transnationals, nomads, Gypsies, Romanis, methodology in migration research, migration theory, the cost of migration, transnational space, transnationalism, political participation, legal frameworks, conflicts, non-movers and attitudes and policies towards migration and migrants.

To faciliate engagement with the host institution and the host country, TMC 2018 will also have special sessions on migration in, to and from Portugal. These sessions will offer scholarly exchange and opportunities for comparative studies.

The Migration Conference 2018 brings together practitioners, academics, and students from a broad range of disciplines including anthropology, demography, economics, law, psychology, sociology, geography, business and management, linguistics, development studies, health sciences, political science, international relations, media and communications, and other cognate disciplines with a focus on human mobility . Inter-disciplinary research and comparative perspectives are particularly encouraged. The Migration Conference features invited talks, parallel and special sessions, workshops, and policy sessions where practitioners, politicians and media representatives will discuss migration and related issues. There are opportunities for side-meetings and social activities.

Currently, there are specialist sessions planned in the following areas: Migration law and policy, Migrants and migration in the literature, diasporas, borderlands, remittances and irregularity, and sexuality and migration.


•        movers, non-movers •        passport geographies •        culture of migration •        domestic care migration •        return and onward migration •        departures, destinations, arrivals, transit •        migrant children •        refugee children •        borderlands •        trafficking and irregular migration •        retirees and elderly migration •        göç ve edebiyat •       göç ve sinema •       international migration •        internal migration •        migration, arts and culture •        transnational and multicultural practices •        identities, ethnicit(ies), and minorities •       sanat ve göç •        religion and religious communities •        Mexican migration •        migration in the USA •        Refugees in Germany •        British expats •        Brexit and EU migration •        minority diasporas •        Alevis •        Data and methods in migration research •        Grounded theory in migration studies •        Bayesian methods in migration research •        multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism •        refugees and burden sharing •        migration management •        Syrian migration and refugees •        US-Mexico wall and other walls •       Brain drain and brain gain •       Return migration •       Migration history •       conflict and insecurity •       Identity •        households education and human capital •        religious groups •       Retirement migration •        remittances •        migration and development •        migrant consumers and consumption •        social, cultural, and political networks •        migrant associations •        homeland, displacement, Diaspora •        Greece-Turkey border •        new generations in diaspora •        circular migration •       Kurds •       Circassians, Bosnians, Armenians •       Population Exchange •       Syrians and Iraqis •       Nomads, Romanis, Gypsies •        global cities •        Africans in Turkey •       Transit countries •      Balkan migrants •       Migration history •        seasonal migrant workers •        domestic care and migration •        human trafficking •        human smuggling •        forced migration •        discrimination, xenophobia •        migration and inequalities •        anti-immigration •        migration politics •        legal frameworks and policies •        migration and citizenship •        political participation •        asylum and refugees •        health and well-being •        fertility, ageing and migration •        gender roles and sexuality •        assimilation, integration, adaptation, acculturation •        EU-Turkey deals •        mental health •        families and households


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