Future Events

Seminar: “Promoting the engagement of migrant and refugee communities in research, healthcare innovation and evaluation”

12:30pm -1:45pm, Thursday May 10th 2018, ICOSS Board Room

Associate Professor Jane Yelland from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute (MCRI) in Melbourne will give a seminar “Promoting the engagement of migrant and refugee communities in research, healthcare innovation and evaluation”  on Thursday 10th May. The seminar is open to all.

More information here.


2:00-6:00pm, 10th May 2018, The University of Sheffield

Workshop: John Pemberton Lecture Theatre, Regent Court, 2-4pm

Film Screening: Lecture Theatre 2, The Diamond, 4:30-6pm

This one-day event, sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Postgraduate Forum and the Migration Research Group at the University of Sheffield, aims to open up discussion and debate about women making films across the Black Atlantic. It will showcase films, by four female directors, which traverse that space. In bringing them together, new connections can be made through the filmic representations and explorations of migration, belonging and identity.

The event is free, but spaces for the workshop are limited.

Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/itTb1sMry0ERPvI92

More information here.

Modern slavery, expertise and evidence roundtable

1.30pm – 3pm, Tuesday 15th May 2018, Room 216, Elmfield Building

This Roundtable brings together two leading scholars of modern slavery from Australia and South Africa, and experts from Anti-Slavery International, to reflect on current efforts to address modern slavery.  Speakers will share cutting edge research and practitioner perspectives on the state of global and national government efforts to combat modern slavery, including: Are current government and civil society initiatives to measure, study, and combat modern slavery working?  Are the right actors and experts involved?  Is it dangerous to enact solutions when the evidence base on modern slavery is still so thin? This interdisciplinary conversation will benchmark the state of anti-slavery movements and governance, and chart out pathways forward.

– Professor Joel Quirk, University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
– Dr Sanja Milivojevic, La Trobe University (Australia)
– Klara Skrivankova, UK and Europe Programme Manager, Anti-Slavery International

Chairs: Dr Hannah Lewis and Professor Genevieve LeBaron

Please register here.

More information here.

 Migration Research Group Networking Event

16.05 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.


Seminar: ‘How does immigration affect segregation and employment at the local level?’ with Professor Gwilym Pryce and Dr Dan Olner

2-3pm, Wednesday 16th May, Elmfield Building, Room G19.

We are delighted to announce that Professor Gwilym Pryce and Dr Dan Olner will present a Migration Research Group seminar at 2pm on Wednesday 16th May entitled: “How does immigration affect segregation and employment at the local level? The interweaving roles of path dependency, cultural distance, and spatial spillovers”.

In this talk, they will present an overview of two ongoing research projects that attempt to explore the local connections between immigration, segregation and employment. They argue that to understand these effects we need to understand the interweaving processes of path dependency, cultural distance, and spatial spillovers. They present the results of their research so far and invite reflection on what they mean for policy, theory and future research directions.

More information here.


Debate – Hostile Environment: The Culture of Disbelief and Conscious Cruelty

6:00pm – 8:00pm, Wednesday, 16th May, Central United Reform Church 
60 Norfolk St, Sheffield S1 2JB

A ‘culture of disbelief’ in the Home Office has devastated the lives of many seeking asylum in the UK, but does it reflect a wider culture in our society? The way benefit claimants are treated has also been described as a process of ‘conscious cruelty’. Recent revelations concerning the treatment of the Windrush generation are arguably the tip of the iceberg. Refused asylum seekers have borne the brunt of the ‘hostile environment’ for many years.

In this public debate, expert speakers will set the context, and those who have suffered from our society’s lack of compassion, including a representative from the Windrush generation itself, will tell of their experiences.  A diverse panel will discuss the issues from a range of different perspectives, with opportunity for discussion and questions.

For more information, see here.


Monday 3rd September 2018 – Friday 7th September 2018, Warsaw, Poland 

The Migration and Transformations: PhD Research Methods Summer School will take place from Monday 3rd – Friday 7th September 2018 in Warsaw, Poland. The Summer School will bring together young scholars and more established academics working on migration research through a week of lectures and master classes, which will be delivered in English.

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.