CALL FOR PAPERS: The ‘Migration and mobilities in an urbanising world’ Workshop will take place on 16-17 June 2016 in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

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Date(s) - 16/06/2016 - 17/06/2016
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The workshop is organised by Utrecht University (Department of Human Geography and Planning) and the Transnational Mobility-Development Network. This 2-day Workshop focuses on the politics of mobility and examines the nature of different types of mobilities and their impact on human development in our urbanising world. The Workshop considers the importance of place, space and temporalities. It encourages in particular a translocal perspective to interrogate the causes, nature and impact of migration and mobilities, paying attention to the contexts of and processes in migrants’ places of origin, destinations and on the road. In particular, the Workshop aims to advance our theoretical and empirical understanding in six key topics:

Panel theme
(Please contact panel organisers for details)

Panel organisers:

1 Beyond Fortress Europe: The politics and emotionalities of refugee-support on the ground

Giulia Sinatti (, Benjamin Etzold ( and Kolar Aparna (

2 Urban governance of translocal spaces

Margit Fauser ( and Gery Nijenhuis (

3 Skilled migration, elite formation and knowledge networks

Mayke Kaag (, Maggi Leung (

4 Environment-mobilities nexus: Migration in the context of rapid urbanisation and climate-variability

Annelies Zoomers (, Femke van Noorloos ( and Janwillem Liebrand (

5 Migrant trajectories & mobility regimes: re-thinking transnational identities in a global, but bordering, world

Joris Schapendonk (, Ilse van Liempt and Griet Steel

6 Immobility: shifting migrant identities, notions of transit, and states of transnationality

Lothar Smith ( and Martin van der Velde (

You are kindly invited to submit your abstract of no more than 300 words to the respective panel organiser(s) by noon, 8 April 2016. Abstracts should be written in English and submitted in a Word-file. The workshop organising committee will decide on the selection of abstracts.

Registration for the Workshop is free-of-charge. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs..

For questions regarding the panels, please contact the respective organisers. In case of any other queries, please contact Janwillem Liebrand and Maggi Leung We look forward to your contributions.

Best regards,
CALLThe Workshop Organising Committee

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