Category Archives: research

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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Understanding foreign fighters: COMPAS November Breakfast Briefing

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher This summer, it emerged that a young woman brought up near where I live in Lewisham, South London, had travelled to Syria to join ISIS. I spent some time reading her Twitter interactions … Continue reading

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Schooling, mobility and belonging

By: Mette Louise Berg, Departmental Lecturer, Anthropology of Migration Formal education and schooling have been central tenets in the quest for modernity across post-colonial societies in the twentieth century. Schools have been seen as vehicles for producing modern, national subjects. Yet … Continue reading

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What’s in a name? An overview of the latest COMPAS Breakfast Briefing

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher In a week in which a government minister described parts of Britain as “swamped” by migrants and “under siege”, it is clear that the language we use to talk about migration is … Continue reading

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