NO. 19                       NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER                     2015

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Call for papers

What: Call for papers for Duke University Graduate Conference "Where I fare well, there is my home": Migration, Past and Present
Submission Deadline: Abstracts (300-500 Words), a working title and a CV shoud be sent to by 4 December 2015.
Additional Info: The conference will take place 4 March 2016. For more information about the paper submission or the conference, click here or contact James Nealy at

What: Call for papers for the 26th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) under the title "Nationalism, Migration and Population Change". Those wishing to participate are encouraged to reflect on the many different forms in which nationalism, migration and population change interact.
Submission Deadline: Papers should be submitted via by 5 January 2016.
Additional Info: For more information about the call for papers, click here. The conference will take place 19-21 April 2016 at the London School of Economics (LSE). For any queries or additional information, please email the chairs of the conference, Alessia Dalceggio and Peny Sotiropoulou, at

What: Call for papers for the Emerging Immigration Scholars Conference organized by the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration
Submission Deadline: draft paper or a 5 page prospectus and a CV should be uploaded here by 1 January 2016. 
Additional Info: This conference, organized by the UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration seeks to create an interdisciplinary space for junior immigration scholars to share drafts of their research and writing projects and get to know one another. The conference will take place 26-27 February 2016. For more information, please contact Peter Catron, 

What: Call for papers and panel participation for IASFM Conference 2016 "Documentation, Preservation and Researching the History of Forced Migration"
Submission Deadline: Paper proposals must be submitted by 3 January 2016. Panel proposals must be submitted by 1 February 2016.  If you are interested in joining this panel, please contact Paul V Dudman ( or Dr. Rumana Hashem ( with abstracts of 200-300 words by 7 January 2016.
Additional Info: For more information about the conference, contact Rumana via The conference will be hosted by the Centre for Migration Studies, the Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, and the Faculty of Law and Public Administration at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, 12-15 July 2016.

What: Call for papers for the International Conference on Migration, Irregularisation and Activism: "Challenging Contemporary Border Regimes, Racism and Subordination", organized by the Swedish Forte-network on Irregular Migrants and Irregular Migration
Submission Deadline: Abstracts must be sent to before 15 January 2016. There is limited travel funding available for primarily master students and PhDs. Please mention in the email if you are in need of funding and how much.
Additional Info: The conference will take place 15-16 June 2016 in Malmö, Sweden. For more infromation about submission details or the conference, click here.

What: Call for papers for the Conable Conference 2016: "Migration Crisis? What Crisis? Why Crisis? - Thinking, Framing, and Theorizing Mass Mobility in a Globalized Age"
Submission Deadline:  
Abstracts (max. 500 words) and a CV should be submitted online by 15 January 2016. 
Additional Info: The Fifth Conable Conference in International and Global Studies will explore the conceptualization of contemporary global mass mobility as a “crisis". What does it mean to frame human migration with sensational terminology, such as crisis? How does language often associated with intractable problems, such as humanitarian or environmental disasters, or political stalemates, shape the responses to rapidly expanding transnational human mobility? The conference will take place 31 March - 1 April 2016 at the Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. For more information about the conference or the call for papers, click here

What: Call for papers for the International conference: "Thinking Migration to Rethink the World", organized by the University of Poitiers, France
Submission Deadline: Abstracts (2000 characters max.) should be sent to before 15 January 2016. 
Additional Info: Authors will have to specify the panel to which they are applying. Proposals can be in English, French or Spanish. The full text of selected proposals is expected by 1 June 2016. A selection of papers will also be published in a special issue. Accommodation and meals (subscription fees included) will be covered, but participants will have to cover their travel expenses. For more information about the call for papers and the conference, click here. The conference will take place at the University of Poitiers, France, 21-24 June 2016.  

What: Call for papers by the ILR Review on "The Impac of Immigrant Legalization Initaives: International Perspectives"
Submission Deadline: Detailed abstracts should be sent to no later than 31 January 2016. Complete papers will be due 15 September 2016. 
Additional Info: Prospective contributors are encouraged to consult any of the guest editors regarding preliminary proposals or ideas for papers. The guest editors of this special issue are Maria Lorena Cook (, Shannon Gleeson (, Kate Griffith (, and Lawrence Kahn ( 

What: Call for papers, panel proposals, and workshops for IMISCOE's 13th Anuual Conference in Prague 
Submission Deadline: Proposals must be submitted online at by 1 February 2016. 
Additional Info: The conference will take place 30 June - 2 July 2016 at Charles University Prague. For more information about the conference or the paper submission, click here



What: Amsterdam Middle Eastern Studies Lecture Series 2015 by ACMES - "Violent Infidels or Pious Rulers? Ibn Khaldun's Portrayal of the Mongols" by Josephine van den Bent (History, UvA)
When: 26 November 2015, 5pm
Where: Oudemanhuispoort 4-6, 1000 BA Amsterdam, The Netherlands

What: Methodological Forum "'Speak good about us or keep quiet!' Participatory filmmaking with Qur'anic students in Nigeria" presented by Hannah Hoechner (University of Antwerp and University of Oxford) and organized by the Centre for Migration and Intercultural Studies of the University of Antwerp (CeMIS)
When: 4 December 2015, 2-4pm
Where: Room D014, University of Antwerp, Grote Kauwenberg 2, 2000 Antwerp
Additional Info: ‘Participatory’ research is often presented as a means to ‘empower’ stigmatised groups by addressing shame and by promoting attitude changes. Drawing on experiences producing a ‘participatory’ docudrama with traditional Qur’anic students (almajirai) in Kano, northern Nigeria, Hannah Hoechner reflects on the limits of ‘participatory’ research as a tool for ‘empowerment’. Subscription is free and possible until the 1 December 2015 by email ( Drinks will be provided.


What: University of Amsterdam is hiring a postdoctoral researcher for MADE, the 'Migration as Development' project
Where: University of Amsterdam (UvA)
When: Starting January 2016
Application Deadline: Applications must be sent as email attachments to before 13 November 2015. 
Additional Info: The MADE project aims to develop new approaches for studying the developmental drivers of human mobility in the modern industrial-capitalist era (the 19th and 20th centuries). MADE will involve quantitative tests of the developmental drivers of internal and international migration as well as mixed-methods case-studies to study the evolution of complex mobility systems in 6 countries around the world. For more information, click here

What: CeMIS invites researchers to strengthen its team. Promising candidates – based on good school results, publications and/or research experience abroad – can obtain a paid employment of at least 1 month (possibility of extension) to (co-)write a project proposal (FWO, BOF, BRAIN, HORIZON2020, SBO, etc.) on subjects relevant to CeMIS: international migration, integration and social cohesion, and migration and development.
Application Deadline: Submitted proposals are evaluated at least 4 times a year. The next deadlines are on 1 December 2015 and 1 February 2016. Submission must include a project proposal (between 500 and 750 words), your CV and if applicable: the call for which the proposal was written. 

What: Application call for IMISCOE's Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award (2016) for excellent PhD research in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe
Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted by 4 January 2016. 
Additional Info: The 2016 competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended wthin the 24-month period before the deadline for submission of 4 January 2016. Applicants are invited to apply on their own behalf, although dssertation supervisors may also nominate candidates. For more information, click here

What: New Master in Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco & Universidad Iberoamericana
Application Deadline: The priority deadline for Autumn 2016 is 1 Feburary 2016 and the final deadline is 1 April 2016 (afterwads, applications are reviewed and accepted on a space-available basis)
When: This is a 2-year programm starting Autumn 2016
Additional Info: The Master in Migration Studies is a two-year, 34-unit program. Students start the program at the University of San Francisco in the first semester followed by a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico.

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