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Migration to the margin: a four-nation approach to race, immigration, and diversity in the UK

11/09/2018

Migration to the margin - call for papers - 25 April 2019

Keynote Speaker: Professor Anoop Nayak (Newcastle University)

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CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2018

SUBMISSION EMAIL ADDRESS: migration2019@gmail.com

 

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Keynote panel: Dr Chris Gilligan (University of the West of Scotland), Dr Sarah Hackett (Bath Spa University), Dr Gareth Mulvey (University of Glasgow)

Debates about immigration and racial diversity are highly salient in the UK today. In an increasingly globalised world, and with the foreign-born population higher than ever before, it is vital that we research the experiences, contributions, and identities of immigrants and ethnic minorities. But whilst academic interest in this area should be welcomed, scholarly attention has tended to concentrate on certain locations. When we talk about immigration, we often focus on big cities, overlooking rural and outlying areas. Similarly, debates about national identity are framed around the notion of Britishness, which is commonly conflated to mean Englishness. How do these identities function in places such as Edinburgh, Belfast, and Cardiff, where attitudes are conditioned by a multitude of local concerns and influences? A broad brush approach to complex concepts such as immigration and ethnicity can lead to oversimplification, presenting racial diversity as a phenomenon that occurs only in large urban areas. This conference aims to consider the influence of local and regional contexts, with a view to understanding the bigger picture.

Venue: Canada Room, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast

Conference email address: migration2019@gmail.com

Twitter account: @migration2019

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