Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Oxford Migration Studies Society: Conference News

By: Ka-Kin Cheuk, D.Phil Student, COMPAS and President, Oxford Migration Studies Society Launched in 2008, The Oxford Migration Studies Society (OMSS) is a student-run organisation that aims to create an Oxford-wide community through promoting interdisciplinary scholarship and interest in migration studies in its broadest … Continue reading

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Not your mother’s norms: The experience of second generation women in the Afghan-American diaspora

By: Morwari Zafar, DPhil Anthropology “I feel completely naked now if I take it off” Homaira said, running her hand over her hijab. She had been veiling for about six years when I met her in 2007. Over the last decade, … Continue reading

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“We want to hear from you” (or how informing works in a liberal democracy)

By: Dace Dzenovska, Senior Researcher and Marie Curie Fellow The UK Border Agency’s (UKBA) news feed includes regular reports on successful raids, namely raids which result in arrests of workers or persons deemed illegal. For example, on March 18 the UKBA … Continue reading

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Immigration and Welfare: Beyond Us and Them

By: Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration and Citizenship and Deputy Director of COMPAS Last week we had another Big Immigration Speech. This time it was David Cameron, post-Eastleigh courting the UKIP vote by explaining how his government will prevent benefit tourism. “There … Continue reading

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