NO. 21                       JANUARY NEWSLETTER                     2016

About the MDC
The MDC is a cross disciplinary platform for researchers to exchange ideas, and it pursues collaboration in migration and diversity research within the faculties of law, social sciences and arts.
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MDC upcoming events 

What: Feedback forum: “We are all só different that it is just.. normal.” Processes of normalization in health care teams in an academic hospital in the Netherlands", presented by Hannah Leyerzapf, discussed by Janna Wessels
VU University Amsterdam, HG-09A40
When: 28 January 2016, 15:30-17:00
Additional Info: While using ethnographic research strategies, Hannah Leyerzapf raises questions about inclusion and diversity in the context of the management and staff of academic hospitals in order to gain deeper insight on processes of normalization as well as mechanisms of inclusion on the work floor in organizations in the Netherlands and beyond. In this paper her team shows that the discourse on medical professionalism is infiltrating the debate on diversity and overshadowing, ‘veiling’ and ‘disarming’ the focus on inclusion of ‘diverse’ professionals in academic medicine.
For more information about the event, click here. Please register by sending a mail to

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Feedback forum: "Cooperation on readmission in the Mediterranean area and its human rights implications", presented by Emanuela Roman, discussed by Ben Crum
Where: Room TBA
When: 24 February 2016, 15:30 - 17:00
Additional Info: Emanuela Roman presents the topic of her ongoing PhD research. Her research aims to critically analyse readmission policies in the Mediterranean area by investigating the increasing use both at European and bilateral level of informal legal, quasi-legal or policy instruments of cooperation. Emanuela analyses the impact the use of such instruments may have on the human rights of (to be) readmitted migrants, determining a limitation or a violation in particular of their asylum-related rights. Emanuela’s work is still in progress, therefore she looks for feedback. 
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Call for papers

What: Call for papers for the 4th Euroacademia International Conference "Identities and Identifications: Politicized Uses of Collective Identities" 
Submission Deadline: Paper proposals must be submitted by 29 January 2016.
Additional Info: The Conference will take place 4-5 March 2016 at the Cultural Centre in Don Orione Artigianelli Venice, Italy. For more information, click here

What: Call for papers for Global Humanities, Studies in History, Cultures, and Societies, Vol. 4 (July 2016): "Stereotypes and Violence" 
Application Deadline: Proposals (ca. 250 words) and a CV should be submitted by 31 January 2016. Final papers are due 31 March 2016. 
Additional Info: Please send all materials or inquiries to For more information, click here

What: Call for paper for 8th Global Meeting of the Diasporas Research Stream - A Culture, Traditions, Societies Project
Application Deadline: Abstracts and proposals should be submitted by 29 January 2016. 
Additional Info: The conference will take place 6-8 July 2016 at Mansfield College, Oxford. For more information, click here

What: Call for papers for the conference "Sojourners, Economic Migrants, Expats: Temporary Migrations in Global Perspectives"
Application Deadline: 
An Abstract of 200 words, a title and a brief CV must be submitted t
o by 5 February 2016. 
Additional Info: The conference will take place 29-30 June 2016 at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne. For more information about the conference or the paper call, click here. 

What: Call for papers for the Oxford Symposium "Population, Migration, and the Environment"
When: 21-22 March 2016
Where: Oxford, UK
Application Deadline: Abstracts must be submitted by 22 February 2016. 

Additional Info: You are invited to present a paper that encourages the exchange of interdisciplinary ideas about the main themes of the conference: world population increase, human migration, and environmental sustainability.  Alternatively, you may wish to attend as an observer or panel member. For more information, click here. Please Email Lydia at if you have questions.

What: The BSA Citizenship Study Group and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Citizenship call for papers for a conference on "Political Citizenship and Social Movements"
Application Deadline: Abstracts must be submitted online by 1 March 2016. 
Additional Info: The conference will take place 27-28 June 2016 at University of Portsmouth. Registration is free, but delegates must register.  

What: Call for posters and documentaries on "International Migration and Social Justice in Europe"
Application Deadline: Posters and documentaries should be submitted by 26 February 2016. 
Additional Info: The conference will take place on 6-8 July 2016 at the University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. 
For additional information please contact or click here



What: "What's wrong with free movement? Regulating and deregulating mobility in Europe" at Université Saint Louis, Brussels
When: 18-19 February 2016
Where: Université Saint Louis, Brussels
Additional Info: For more information, click here

What: European University Institute Forum on Migration, Citizenship and Demography: Conference on Demography
When: 4-5 February 2016
Where: EUI, Florence, Italy
Additional Info: Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration (no fee) is required. To register, click here. For more information about the conference, click here.

What: "Solidarity between Member States in Asylum and Borders Policies of the European Union", Solidarity Project Conference
When: 26-27 February 2016
Where: Brussels, Belgium

What: EUI Workshop - "Critical Approaches to Irregular Migration Facilitation: Dismantling the Human Smuggler Narrative"
When: 5-6 April 2016 
Where: Florence Italy 
Additional Info: In light of the necessity of elaborating an adequate policy response to human smuggling, a better comprehension of the phenomenon is pivotal to ensuring the stability of the receiving state and the security of the migrant/refugee. The workshop aims to problematise the figure of the smugglers beyond overly simplistic generalisations and representations.For more information, click here. Everyone is welcome to attend. No registration required. 

What: UNITED Conference "Moving Stories: Narratives of Migration Crossing Europe"
When: 22-27 April 2016 
Where: Torino, Italy
Additional Info: For more information, click here.


What: The Migrating out of Poverty Research Internship Scheme
Application Deadline: Complete applications must be submitted to by 31 January 2016.
Additional Info: The Migrating out of Poverty Research Programme Consortium is an international academic research network funded by the UK government’s Department for International Development (DFID) from 2010-17. The Consortium aims to investigate the relationship between migration and poverty in Africa and Asia. Please download the MOOP Internship Scheme 2016 - Further Details document for more information.

What: The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen is offering Postdoctoral Research and Writing Fellowships. 
Application Deadline: The deadline for receipt of application is 25 January 2016.
When: The envisaged starting date is 1 April 2016 or 1 October 2016. 
Application Info: For more information, click here

What: 2 PhD studentships for research on the Global Politics of International Migration in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield
Application Deadline: 
Applicants should apply for admission to the Department’s PhD programme online by 2 February 2016. 
When: The studentships are tenable for three years from 1 October 2016. 
Additional Info: For more information, click here

What: The Open Sea Summer School - Jean Monnet Centre on the Protection of Migrants' Rights in the Mediterranean
Where: Naples, Italy
When: 6-14 June 2016
Additional Info: For more information, click here

What: International Summer School in Forced Migration at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford
Where: Oxford, UK
Application Deadline: The closing date for bursary applications is 1 February 2016. The deadline for all other applications is 1 May 2016. Places are confirmed on a first-come, first-served basis to suitably qualified and experienced candidates. Early applications are strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment. 
When: 4 – 22 July 2016
Additional Info: The Summer School offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced. For more information, click here.

What: PhD position: Global Refugee Protection and Local Refugee Engagement, Philipps University Marburg
When: Starting 1 May 2016
Where: Marburg, Germany
Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 22 February 2016.
Additional Info: For more information, click here.

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