11th Biennial Conference and Beyond
Five of our own Mobility & Politics collective members, Jay Ramasubramanyam, Daniel Stefanik, Amanda Bergmann, Andrada Mihai and Martin Geiger have recently returned from Halifax after presenting their research at the ECSA-C Biennial Conference this past week. These five scholars provided very well-conceptualized and well-received sessions talks regarding their own research, garnering a lot of interest from the session attendees! Global and transnational perspectives on migration management in Europe were examined with Jay providing insights on the politics and migration within Europe’s non-states, Martin on world organizations in the area of migration and refugee politics, Daniel on labour migration management in Russia from the Central Asia Republics, Amanda on the reconceptualization of asylum-seekers and refugees including the role that IOs play into their mobility, and finally Andrada on environmental refugees. Two additional collective members, Anita Rayegani and Celeste Alcena joined the five speakers in Halifax to attend their talks and to work on many new and exciting projects that we are collaborating on. Following the conference, they had the chance to visit the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21! Overall, this trip was a great opportunity to connect many other scholars and practitioners with the past successes and current work that our collective is doing!