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Challenging ‘integration': building new sociological theories to understand migrants’ mobilities and settling strategies in the context of Brexit

On Thursday 30 November 2017, the Migration Research Group and the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Sheffield held a symposium at the Leopold Hotel in Sheffield.

This workshop aimed to re-evaluate the concept of migrant ‘integration’ in the context of intra-EU mobility post-Brexit. The event brought together migration scholars whose recent work on European migration has either explicitly challenged the notion of ‘integration’ based on empirical sociological observations (Ryan 2015; 2017; Grzymala-Kazlowska 2016; 2017), or sought to adapt it to the circumstances of intra-EU mobility and Brexit by bridging sociological and legal approaches (McGhee and Moreh 2017; Phillimore, 2017; Strang, 2017).

Full details of the programme and photos from the day are available here.