Migration researchers from across the university come together in exciting cross-faculty initiative

Migration researchers from across the university come together in exciting cross-faculty initiative
by Professor Louise Ryan, Department of Sociological Studies and Co-Director of the Migration Research Group On 23rd January, the Migration Research Group (MRG), the ‘Hub’ Migration of the Department of History (History Migration Hub) and the Medieval and Ancient Research Centre of the University of Sheffield (MARCUS) hosted a workshop on ‘Conceptions of migration’. This ...

The G20, Two Protests, and an Impoverished Digital Future

The G20, Two Protests, and an Impoverished Digital Future
  After attending the G20 Argentina summit with a team from Global Policy, Alex Kirby-Reynolds writes that policymakers need to consider the true costs of new digital technologies, including their impact on inequality and the fuelling of the flames of the far-right. In Buenos Aires on the 2nd of December, after waiting 10 minutes while ...

Revisiting, reanalysing and reusing existing qualitative data by Professor Louise Ryan

Within social sciences funding there is increasing emphasis on the reanalysis of existing data. Entire funding streams are dedicated to secondary analysis – though usually the focus is on quantitative datasets. Nonetheless, many researchers continue to seek opportunities to collect new data. While of course much can be learned from collecting new data, from new ...

What EU migration has done for the UK– A New Publication by Dr. Majella Kilkey and Professor Louise Ryan

Migration Research @ Sheffield’s Co-Directors Dr. Majella Kilkey (Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield) and Professor Louise Ryan (Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield) have published a piece titled ‘What EU migration has done for the UK’. Contrary to the negative stereotypes perpetuated by many politicians and sections of the media, a comprehensive new report from the UK’s ...

Professor Louise Ryan, Co-Director of the Migration Research Group, has published a new article in Sociology, co-authored with Dr Umut Erel: ‘Migrant Capitals: Proposing a Multi-Level Spatio-Temporal Analytical Framework’

Prof Louise Ryan, Co-Director of the Migration Research Group, has published a new article in Sociology, co-authored with Dr Umut Erel.  This paper builds on the body of work by both authors. In the context of Brexit and changing immigration regimes, the paper draws on data from both EU and non-EU migrant women to explore ...

A Reflection on the Migration and Transformations PhD Research Methods Summer School: 3rd – 7th September 2018

A Reflection on the Migration and Transformations PhD Research Methods Summer School: 3rd - 7th September 2018
By Maev McDaid and Edanur Yazici   For the last week, young scholars from English and Polish Universities came together in Warsaw with established academics to undertake a programme of masterclasses, walking tours, museum visits and cultural trips. This blog covers the day-by-day of the course and is written by two students who attended from the ...

It’s too early to talk of a ‘Brexodus’ – doing so ignores how many EU migrants have made Britain their home – A New Publication by Dr. Majella Kilkey and Professor Louise Ryan

Migration Research @ Sheffield’s Co-Directors Dr. Majella Kilkey (Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield) and Professor Louise Ryan (Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield) have published a piece titled “It’s too early to talk of a ‘Brexodus’ – doing so ignores how many EU migrants have made Britain their home” in The Conversation. Looking at core statistics ...

Refugee and Migrant Crisis: New challenges of integration

Refugee and Migrant Crisis: New challenges of integration
Post originally posted here.   Before I landed in Greece I didn’t really know what to expect from the Summer School that I was travelling to attend. I wasn’t even sure exactly what a summer school was, so when family and friends asked what it was that I was going to, I don’t think I ...

Migrants in the city – exploring the gendered experiences of Polish migrants across five European cities

Louise Ryan, Co-Director of the Migration Research Group, University of Sheffield Although the academic study of Polish intra-European migration, especially to the UK context, but also more generally, has burgeoned, there is a need for further attention, first, to the particular roles of cities as settlement sites for migrants and second, to the evolving gender ...

Ageing In and Out of Place – Kick-Off Symposium

Ageing In and Out of Place – Kick-Off Symposium
On 18th April, Dr Majella Kilkey and Prof Louise Ryan organised a symposium to mark the kick-off of their new research ‘Ageing in and out of place: towards sustainable wellbeing in diverse and mobile contexts’ (Work Package B4 in the ESRC-funded Sustainable Care Programme led by Prof Sue Yeandle – http://circle.group.shef.ac.uk/ ). This one day event in Sheffield, brought together leading academics ...
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