‘Social Policy & Society’ Annual Lecture 2018: “Migration-Induced Social Change in Poland” with Professor Izabela Grabowska
5.15 pm, Wednesday 18th April 2018, The Diamond, The University of Sheffield
The second Annual Lecture of the Journal Social Policy & Society, sponsored by Cambridge University Press in association with the Noble Foundation, will be held in the Diamond at the University of Sheffield on the 18th of April at 5.15 pm. Everyone is welcome but registration is essential.
The lecture focuses on ‘Migration-Induced Social Change in Poland’ and will be delivered by Professor Izabela Grabowska from SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception at the same venue, finishing at 7.00 pm. Information about the lecture can be found below:
Migration-Induced Social Change in Poland
To capture the impact of migration on a single, sending country (Poland in this case) is not an easy task. It requires that we disentangle the migratory outcomes from those of more general societal changes, happening retrospectively, in the present time and prospectively. This lecture will offer the methodological device of ‘an inside-out’ approach (White 2016), which suggests that migration needs to be analysed not as a forefront, isolated and individual process but complementary to the wide general societal trends and conditions. Special focus will be given to the grass-root social change, ‘hand-made’ by return migrants with the help of migratory social remittances as local forms of social and cultural diffusion (Grabowska et al. 2017). The lecture will be based on the wide array of quantitative and qualitative data documented in the forthcoming book The Impact of Migration on Poland: Mobility and Social Change (with Anne White, Pawel Kaczmarczyk and Krystyna Slany, UCL Press) in which the Polish society is discussed in light of other ‘new EU countries’ of Central and Eastern Europe. The lecture takes up some of the themes addressed in an article to be submitted to the Journal Social Policy & Society.
Professor Izabela Grabowska is a Sociologist and Economist; Professor at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw; International Research Coordinator at the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw; Deputy Chair of IMISCOE Research Network Board of Directors and member of IMISCOE Executive Board; Head of Youth Research Center of SWPS University Social Sciences and Humanities; and national expert of the European Commission in ESCO (Classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations). She is author of many books, including Movers and Stayers: Migration, Mobility and Skills (Lang, 2016) and Migrants as Agents of Change (with Garapich, Jazwinska and Radziwinowiczowna, Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), and co-editor of Mobility in Transition. Migration Patterns After EU Enlargement (Amsterdam University Press, 2013). She currently leads the project on Peer-groups and migration at the Youth Research Center of SWPS University. More at: www.izabelagrabowska.com
In addition to Cambridge University Press, the 2018 Social Policy & Society Annual Lecture is partly supported by the Noble Foundation as part of the ‘Modern Poland’ project, which is a collaboration between leading scholars from the Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Migration Research at the University of Warsaw. This project is funded by the Noble Foundation’s Programme on Modern Poland (http://pomp.com.pl/en/). It runs from October 2017 to September 2019.
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Symposium – Ageing in and out of place: towards sustainable well-being in diverse and mobile contexts
18th April 2018, 9am – 4.30pm, Leopold Hotel, Sheffield City Centre
Professor Louise Ryan and Dr Majella Kilkey from the Department of Sociological Studies and the Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield have organised a one-day symposium: “Ageing in and out of place: towards sustainable well-being in diverse and mobile contexts”. The event will take place on Wednesday 18th April 2018 at the Leopold Hotel in Sheffield.
This symposium will have two paper sessions. The first focuses on “Ageing in and out of place” with papers given by Alistair Hunter from the University of Edinburgh and Inés Calzada from Zaragoza University. The second session is on “Researching ageing migrants – life course and transnational perspectives” with papers given by Julia Brannen and Elizabetta Zontini.
The event also includes two panel discussions. The first discussion entitled “Ageing Migrants – Care and well-being needs and policy and practice responses” will include contributions from Oliver Tsemo and Clinkton McKoy from SADACCA Sheffield, Barbara Drozdowicz from the East European Research Centre in London, Tamara Fieldsend, from the Polish Drop-in Centre & Library in Barnsley, Dan Horsfall from the University of York, and Kelly Hall from the University of Birmingham.
The second panel “Migrants’ experiences of racism, discrimination and precarity – impacts in later life” will include contributions from Omar Khan from the Runnymede Trust, Shereen Hussein from Kings College London, and Mary Tilki from the Cuimhne Irish Memory Loss Alliance.
This event is currently fully booked but more spaces may come available closer to the time, please email email@example.com to add your details to the waiting list.
Masterclass for PhD and Early Career Researchers: “Interdisciplinary approach to complex policy issues: A case of migration-development nexus”
Thursday 19th April 2018, The University of Sheffield
**The event is now fully booked but more spaces may come available closer to the time, so please add your name to the waiting list by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org **
We are pleased to announce that Professor Izabela Grabowska from the University of Warsaw will deliver a two-hour masterclass to PhD students and early career researchers entitled, “Interdisciplinary approach to complex policy issues: A case of migration-development nexus” on the afternoon of Thursday 19th April 2018.
The masterclass will provide a valuable opportunity for PhD students and early career researchers working on migration research to learn about interdisciplinary approaches to complex policy issues with a leading migration scholar. This masterclass will be especially beneficial to those working on any aspect of migration and/ or development issues.
The masterclass is supported by the Noble Foundation and is part of the ‘Modern Poland’ project, which is a collaboration between leading scholars from the Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield and the Centre for Migration Research at the University of Warsaw.
There are limited spaces, so early registration is advised.
You can register for the event here.
Objectives of the Master Class:
- To use the theme of migration and development to showcase the interdisciplinary and complex policy areas;
- To link migration with wider social issues;
- To learn how to form interdisciplinary and mixed-method approaches to policy challenges, including collaborations both on the science and the policy sides, as well as across this divide;
- To exemplify the benefits of mixed-method approaches in order to understand how to manage knowledge for policy and how to deal with knowledge overload.
Professor Izabela Grabowska is a Sociologist and Economist who is the International Research Coordinator at the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw and is a Professor and the Head of the Youth Research Centre at SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. She is Deputy Chair of IMISCOE Research Network Board of Directors and a member of IMISCOE Executive Board, and is a national expert of the European Commission in ESCO (Classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations).
She currently leads the project on Peer-groups and migration at the Youth Research Centre of SWPS University.
See more at www.izabelagrabowska.com
Registration via Eventbrite here.
Seminar: “Promoting the engagement of migrant and refugee communities in research, healthcare innovation and evaluation” – Jane Yelland
Thursday May 10th 2018; 12:30-1:45pm, ICOSS Board Room, University of Sheffield, Ground Floor ICOSS Building, 219 Portobello, Sheffield S1 4DP
The seminar “Promoting the engagement of migrant and refugee communities in research, healthcare innovation and evaluation” by Jane Yelland is open to all.
Associate Professor Jane Yelland is a Senior Research Fellow in the Healthy Mothers Healthy Families Research Group at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI), Melbourne, Australia. As a health services researcher and maternal epidemiologist she has a keen interest in maternal health and perinatal health care with a focus on service responses to women and families most vulnerable to poor outcomes.
Her population-based studies have identified the perinatal health consequences of social adversity and established cross-cultural research methods to foster participation of populations considered ‘hard to reach’ in research and ‘hard to engage’ in health care. Collaborative and participatory approaches to research and knowledge exchange have underpinned her work in addressing modifiable risk factors for poor health outcomes and co-design to improve the quality and safety of healthcare.
Jane has established a research program at MCRI that is addressing health and health care inequalities for migrant and refugee background women and families. The program spans epidemiological, proof-of concept and intervention projects. Her team is working in partnership with refugee communities, health care providers and policy makers, in testing system re-design and quality improvement strategies in universal maternity and early childhood health services.
Migration Research Group Networking Event
Please join us on Wednesday May 16th from 1-2pm in Elmfield Room 109 for a Networking Event where new and past members will get together for a coffee, conversation and networking.
POSTPONED - Research Seminar: Migration and Household Informal Activity with Professor Ira N. Gang
**Please note that this seminar has been postponed until further notice**
Tuesday 6th March 2018, 12.30pm – 2pm
Sheffield University Management School, Conduit Road, Sheffield, S10 1FL
This research seminar is hosted by the Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC) at Sheffield University Management School in association with the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) and the Migration Research Group (MRG) at the University of Sheffield.
Professor Ira N. Gang is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers University, USA. He published papers on development, migration and public policy, public choice, political economy and labor economics in leading economics journals. He was one of the founding editors of the Review of Development Economics, and is an Associate Editor/Editorial Board member of several journals, including the Journal of Population Economics. He is a Research Fellow at RWI, IZA, GLO, CReAM, and IOS.
We study the link between temporary international migration and informal economic activity in the home country using household level panel data from the world’s most remittance dependent country, Tajikistan. Our interest is in whether migration and remittances are a substitute for informal sector activity or a complement. Grounded in a long discussion in development economics about what features are captured and missed in survey data when one uses expenditure versus when using income, our measure of household informal activity is the gap between household reported income and reported expenditure. As with all surveys there are bound to be recollection issues but we argue that a large gap between reported expenditures and reported incomes suggests the presence of informal income. Our findings show that households with migrants exhibit significantly lower excess expenditure over income, our measure of informal sector activity, than non-migrant households. This holds, in particular, for remittance-receiving households. Households with current migrants and households with several migrants have significantly lower informal activity than non-migrant households or households.
- 12.30 – 13.00 A light lunch will be served in the Courtyard Cafe (soft seating area)
- 13.00 – 14.00 Seminar with Q&A in Meeting Room 3
You can register for the event here.
Migration Research @ Sheffield hosts approximately three or four workshops across the Faculty of Social Sciences throughout each academic year. The workshops will gather researchers and experts on migration, refugee and citizenship studies across a wide range of disciplines. A call for funding proposals for the academic year of 2017/18 will be distributed in October or November of 2017.