2012-2013

Research Methods and Migration Studies: Talking Across Disciplines
Hosted by New York University (NYU) in London, 6 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RA

Please note: To participate in one of our seminars, it is necessary to ‘join’ the event at LMRG’s facebook page

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23 October 2012 (5.30pm, Room 301)

Eiko Thielemann (LSE Migration Studies Unit)
Measuring and Comparing Migration, Asylum and Naturalization Policies: The IMPALA Project
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13 November 2012 (5.30pm, Room 301)

Carlos Vargas-Silva (University of Oxford Migration Observatory)
Scientific logic, methodology & methods: ‘The Handbook of Research Methods in Migration
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4 December 2012 (5.30pm, Room 301)

Priya Kumar (SOAS)
Mapping Diasporas: The e-Diasporas Mapping Project
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19 February 2013 (5.30pm, Room 301)

Mogens Hobolth (LSE)
Wanted and unwanted travellers: explaining variation in the openness of the European Union’s external border: The European Visa Database
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12 March 2013 (5.30pm, Room 301)

Natascha Zaun (University of Bremen)
The Europeanisation of Asylum Policies: Lessons drawn from the Reception Conditions Directive
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30 April 2013 (5.30pm, Room 301)

Dr Kristin Surak (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Temporary Migrant Labor Programs in Comparative Perspective

Kristin Surak is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen who specializes in international migration, culture, ethnicity, and nationalism. In the book Making Tea, Making Japan: Cultural Nationalism in Practice (Stanford University Press 2013) she examines the relationship between cultural practices and national meanings by investigating how the tea ceremony is produced and sustained as distinctively Japanese. Currently she is carrying out a comparative study of guest-worker programs in six world regions. Her articles have appeared in the European Journal of Sociology, International Migration Review, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Lettre International, and the New Left Review.