Migration Research at The University of Sheffield is an interdisciplinary network of scholars conducting world-leading and high impact research on global migration and mobility. Our approach is informed by a broad understanding of migration encompassing motives for migration, effects on sending and destination countries, as well as the broad range of impacts (legal, social, economic and political) and experiences of migration in various geographical regions.



Migration Research at Sheffield
Annual Lecture

“The Economic and Political Lives of Refugees” 
By Professor Alexander Betts

Thursday June 9th, 2016 / 5:30pm / The Diamond Lecture Theatre 6

Annual Lecture Poster

The lecture is open to all, but registration is required through the following link

Follow the discussion at #Bettsrefugeetalk





2nd Postgraduate Conference on Migration
“Looking Beyond the Refugee Crisis”

Date: Thursday, 09th June 2016
Venue: Humanities Research Institute, 34 Gell Street, Sheffield S3 7QY


The conference is free to attend, however registration is required as spaces are limited. 

Register for the conference here

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd Postgraduate Conference on Migration at the University of Sheffield is now open for registration. The conference brings together a range of exciting presenters and delegates from different disciplines interested on migration, as well as a keynote talk from Professor Alexander Betts.

We invite all researchers, students, practitioners and activists who work or are interested in the field of migration to attend this one-day intensive conference. This year conference aims at looking beyond the mediatised refugee crisis by exploring issues about migration and development, evolution of migration policies, challenges encountered in researching migration and representations of migrants, among other topics. The conference provides diversified insights into a wide range of migration topics and discussions, providing a friendly environment for engagement between post-graduate and early-career researchers from within and beyond the UK.

If you require any further information on the Conference or have any queries, please contact us at: migrationresearch@sheffield.ac.uk

Conference organisers:
Marcia Vera Espinoza (Politics), Michaela Bruckmayer (Politics), Rebecca Murray (Geography), David Holland (History) and Thekli Anastasiou (Law).

The Conference is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Social Sciences, Sheffield Migration Research Group, Department of Geography, The Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) and the Department of History.