CfP: 5th Migration TMC-Conference 2017

On behalf of the Organizing Committee we cordially invite you to the 5th Migration Conference 2017. The conference will be hosted by Harokopio University Athens and will convene from Wednesday 23 August to Saturday 26 August 2017. This world congress of Migration Studies creates a forum where scholars, experts, young researchers and students, practitioners and policy makers are encouraged to exchange knowledge, share research and debate the issues that challenge existing modes and models of migration, discourses to understand human mobility, ponder about better policies and practices.

The TMC conferences are unique in their dynamic, complex and multidisciplinary approach and focus on migration and surrounding issues, challenges and solutions to them. The scientific programme organizes papers around thematic lines and streams weaved around regions, corridors, country cases as well as global and regional perspectives and theoretical takes on human mobility and population movements with all facets covered from motivations and mechanisms of migration to policies and integration, to irregular movements and demographic and geographic analysis without ignoring the non-movers, host and sending societies. The conference accommodates training workshops, public roundtable discussions, invited talks, oral presentations, poster presentations, special sessions and thematic workshops. The conference will start with the Opening Plenary in the late afternoon of August 23rd with keynote speeches by distinguished scholars in migration studies. In past conferences, an excellent line of scholars including Barry Chiswick (University of Washington), Philip Martin (University of California Davis), Jeffrey Cohen (Ohio State University), Karen Phalet (KU Leuven), Caroline Brettell (Southern Methodist University), Tariq Modood (University of Bristol), Ibrahim Sirkeci (Regent’s University), Gudrun Biffl (Danube University), and the most cited scholar Douglas Massey (Princeton) have been keynote speakers. In subsequent panels, a number of well-known scholars contribute to the debates over four days of stimulating exchange.

The Migration Conferences’ goal is to facilitate the inter-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and provide an outstanding opportunity to meet fellow researchers working on a wide array of topics and themes. Participants in the conference also have the opportunity to submit their work to special issues of the journals Migration Letters, Remittances Review as well as opportunities to contribute to the edited books published by Transnational Press London .

The official language of the conference is English but since the TMC 2015 Prague, we have introduced parallel sessions in other languages through special sessions. Please check special tracks for these.

Submissions of papers and posters are welcome from scholars, experts, policy makers and PhD students carrying out research in the field of migration.

The conference will convene in the Kallithea, downtown Athens, campus of Harokopio University, a small boutique university in Greek capital. The University is home to many world class conferences every year. At the center of a vibrant city, comfortable halls, spacious courtyards and foyer in and around the building provides a pleasant surrounding for the exchange of knowledge between the parallel sessions. Athen’s city centre with its historical sites, museums and exhibitions is only paces away from the conference venue.

We look forward to seeing you in Athens, and if you have any questions please do contact us at:

On behalf of the Conference Committee
Ibrahim Sirkeci, Apostolos Papadopoulos, Philip L. Martin, Jeffrey H. Cohen (Conference Chairs)

Contact: | Website: | @MigrationLetter

The Migration Conference 2017 is a peer-reviewed international academic symposium dedicated to the study of migration covering a wide range of multidisciplinary areas including dynamics and patterns of human mobility, legal and regulatory frameworks, labour market outcomes, education and human capital, brain drain and brain circulation, short term migrations, migrant integration, speficic diasporas, such as of Mexicans, Latinos, Chinese, South Asians, Africans, Caribbeans, Turks, Kurds, Syrians, retirees, returnees, irregulars, and others, culture, media  and politics, health and well-being of migrants, internal and international migration nexus, migrant experiences, mobile minorities, transnationals, nomads, Gypsies, Romanis, methodology in migration research, migration theory, the cost of migration, transnational space, transnationalism, political participation, legal frameworks, conflicts, non-movers and attitudes and policies towards migration and migrants.

To faciliate engagement with the host institution and the host country, TMC 2017 will also have sessions on migration in, to and from Greece. These sessions will offer scholarly exchange and opportunities for comparative studies.

The Migration Conference 2017 brings together practitioners, academics, and students from a broad range of disciplines including anthropology, demography, economics, law, psychology, sociology, geography, business and management, linguistics, development studies, health sciences, political science, international relations, media and communications, and other cognate disciplines with a focus on human mobility . Inter-disciplinary research and comparative perspectives are particularly encouraged. The Migration Conference features invited talks, parallel and special sessions, workshops, and policy sessions where practitioners, politicians and media representatives will discuss migration and related issues. There are opportunities for side-meetings and social activities.

The conference’s main language is English, however, TMC 2017 also hosts a limited number of specialist sessions in other languages to encourage transnational and cross-cultural research on country or region specific migration flows and diasporas. Please contact if you have queries regarding multilingual specialist sessions. Currently, there are specialist sessions planned in the following areas: Migrants and migration in the literature, diasporas, borderlands, remittances and irregularity, and sexuality and migration.

LIST OF TOPICS (indicative not exhaustive):

•        movers, non-movers •        passport geographies •        culture of migration •        domestic care migration •        return and onward migration •        departures, destinations, arrivals, transit •        migrant children •        refugee children •        borderlands •        trafficking and irregular migration •        retirees and elderly migration •        göç ve edebiyat •       göç ve sinema •       international migration •        internal migration •        migration, arts and culture •        transnational and multicultural practices •        identities, ethnicit(ies), and minorities •       sanat ve göç •        religion and religious communities •        Mexican migration •        migration in the USA •        Refugees in Germany •        British expats •        Brexit and EU migration •        Kurdish diaspora •        Alevis •        Data and methods in migration research •        Grounded theory in migration studies •        Bayesian methods in migration research •        multiculturalism and cosmopolitanism •        refugees and burden sharing •        migration management •        Syrian migration and refugees •        US-Mexico wall and other walls •       Brain drain and brain gain •       Return migration •       Migration history •       conflict and insecurity •       Idendity •        householdseducation and human capital •        brain drain •       Retirement migration •        remittances •        migration and development •        migrant consumers and consumption •        social, cultural, and political networks •        migrant associations •        homeland, displacement, Diaspora •        Greece-Turkey border •        new generations in diaspora •        circular migration •       Kurds •       Circassians, Bosnians, Armenians •       Population Exchange •       Syrians and Iraqis •       Nomads, Romanis, Gypsies •        global cities •        Migration in and from Africa •       Transit countries •      Balkan migrants •       Migration history •        seasonal migrant workers •        domestic care and migration •        human trafficking •        human smuggling •        forced migration •        discrimination, xenophobia •        migration and inequalities •        anti-immigration •        migration politics •        legal frameworks and policies •        migration and citizenship •        political participation •        asylum and refugees •        health and well-being •        fertility, ageing and migration •        gender roles and sexuality •        assimilation, integration, adaptation, acculturation •        EU-Turkey deals •        mental health •        families and households


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