Future Events

Documentary Screening: Wallah Je te jure

Migration Research at Sheffield is glad to invite you to a screening of the film «Wallah Je te jure» on June 14th at the Hicks Building Pool Lecture Theatre 3, 17:30.

Discussant: Dr Nishat Awan

The documentary has been produced in 2016 by the International Organization for Migration. The documentary tells the stories of men and women travelling along West African migration routes to Italy. Senegal’s rural villages, Niger’s bus stations and “ghettos” full of traffickers, and Italian squares and houses will be the backdrops of these courageous trips, which often end in tragedy. No matter the cost, the goal to reach Europe will be achieved, “Wallah.” But there are those who, tired from the journey, turn back home.

The screening will be free to the public | Trailer |  IMDb page


3rd Postgraduate Conference on Migration

Keynote Lecture: ‘Within and beyond citizenship: status, rights and belonging’

By Dr Nando Sigona (University of Birmingham)

Thursday June 15th, 2017 | 2:00pm | The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 7

The Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield is pleased to invite you to the Keynote Lecture of our 3rd Postgraduate Conference on Migration. We are delighted to host Dr Nando SigonaSenior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Institute of Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham. The lecture is open to everyone.

To attend the lecture please register here.

Drawing on a range of examples from previous and ongoing research related to different figures of membership, including undocumented children, unaccompanied minors, Roma, boat migrants and eurochildren, the paper explores the relationship between immigration status, rights and belonging in contemporary societies of immigration. It considers the ways in which political membership is experienced, spatially and bureaucratically constructed, and actively negotiated and contested in the everyday lives of non-citizens, as well as citizens.

Nando Sigona is Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Institute of Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham. His research interests include: statelessness, diasporas and the state; Romani politics and anti-Gypsyism; ‘illegality’ and the everyday experiences of undocumented migrant children and young people; crisis, governance and governmentality of forced migration in the EU; Mediterranean boat migration; and Brexit and intra-European mobility. His work has appeared in a range of international academic journals, including Sociology, Social Anthropology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Identities, Citizenship Studies and Ethnic and Racial Studies. His forthcoming edited volume Within and beyond citizenship (with Roberto G. Gonzales, Routledge/BSA) will be published in June 2017.

Migration Research at Sheffield Annual Lecture

‘The Brexit election and what it means for the future direction of migration policy in Britain’
By Roger Casale, founder of New Europeans.

Thursday June 15th, 2017 | 5:30pm | The Diamond, Lecture Theatre 7

The Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield is pleased to invite you to our Annual Lecture. We are delighted to host Roger Casale, founder of New Europeans, a civil rights organisation which champions freedom of movement, non-discrimination and the principle of solidarity in Europe.

Register at: https://sheffieldmrg_rogercasalelecture.eventbrite.co.uk

* There will be a wine reception after the Lecture to be held at the ICOSS foyer

Roger Casale, New Europeans

Roger Casale, New Europeans



Roger Casale is a civil rights activist with experience in business, academia and politics both in the UK and internationally. In 2013 he set up New Europeans, a Europe-wide civil society movement which champions the rights of European citizens and the principles of equality, diversity and solidarity in Europe.

He is the winner of the Sheila Mckechnie Foundation People’s Choice Award for his role in the #righttostay campaign for the rights of EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the EU and a Financial Times Future of Britain Award for his essay “A Green Card for Europe“.

Roger was one of the organisers of the Unite for Europe march which attracted 100,000 people to London on 25 March 2017 to express their European identity and determination to work to unite Britain, reverse Brexit and change Europe.

​Previously Roger was a senior government and parliamentary affairs advisor to industry and not-for-profit organisations. He served as a Member of Parliament from 1997-2005 and a Parliamentary Private Secretary in the Foreign Office between 2002 and 2005.

Roger has international experience having lived, worked and studied in Germany, Italy, Australia and the United States and he speaks four languages.


MRG workshops

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.  If you would like information about this year workshops, please click here.