Category Archives: immigration

The floating label of ‘the migrant’

By: Bastian Vollmer, Leverhulme Research Fellow This blog was first posted in the series “Migration and Citizenship”, a collaboration with Politics in Spires, on October 23 2014.  “Hang on they are not tourists”, a UK citizen said to his wife … Continue reading

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“It’s not just about the individual story”: Performing migrant experiences

By: Ida Persson, Research and Communications Officer When trying to have an “impact” in a research context it is often assumed that academics need to reach out to influential groups such as policy makers, politicians and civil society organisations. On … Continue reading

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‘It is easy to come here but difficult to leave’: The ‘point of no return’ in migration trajectories

By: Franck Düvell, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher I was told this by a taxi driver from Macedonia now living in the UK[1]. I had just called a taxi for a 20 minute ride to the other end of town and … Continue reading

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Are migrant health professionals welcome in the UK?

By: Helen McCarthy, Research Assistant As the health sector continues to rely on health professionals from overseas, we set out to explore what working in such a diverse workforce means for daily interactions in the workplace. For the Work-Int project, … Continue reading

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A tale of two cities: Melilla and Calais

By: Myriam Cherti, Senior Researcher Melilla and Calais are two European cities struggling to stem the flow of irregular migrants. One an enclave on the African coast, the other a port in mainland Europe, both are on irregular migration’s frontline. … Continue reading

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