Centre for Migration Studies: PhD Colloquium

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Migration: Migration, Mobility and Inequalities

  • Thu 20 Jun 19

    09:30 - 18:00

  • Colchester Campus

    Room 2N2.4.16

  • Event speaker

    Professor David Voas

  • Event type

    Centre for Migration Studies

  • Event organiser

    Sociology, Department of

  • Contact details

    Selin Sivis

We invite PhD Research students to submit papers for the second Colloquium on Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Migration: “Migration, Mobility and Inequalities.”

Join experts from the Centre for Migration Studies, UEA Migration Network and the Sussex Centre for Migration Research for a one-day colloquium to explore issues on migration, mobility, and inequalities and, to discuss it in relation to longer-term impacts of immigration on sending, transit, and receiving societies. Much of the most exciting research in these fields is being conducted by emerging postgraduate scholars. Recognising this, our three research centres are collaborating to bring together postgraduate students across the UK and beyond to a colloquium on migration and inequalities.

We invite both PhD research students from both inside and outside the Essex community, to present their work to other postgraduate students and senior researchers from various universities in a stimulating academic environment. This colloquium will serve as a creative forum for academic exchange on contemporary challenges facing migration studies. We welcome research projects from all disciplines and using a variety of methodologies. 

The day will consist of different panels of 4 presentations (15 minutes each), as well as a keynote lecture by Professor David Voas from University College London.

Submissions based broadly but not limited to following topics are welcome:

  • past, present and future movement flows: migrants, refugees, asylum seekers
  • migration, social stratification and social inequalities (gender, racial, educational, economic or health inequalities)
  • poverty, welfare and inequalities
  • social mobility 
  • family dynamics and inequalities
  • labour market dynamics
  • inequalities and integration
  • migration policies, governance and control

Who can apply? 

PhD research students currently registered in Higher Education

How to apply?

All applicants are required to submit the following:

  • project title
  • abstract (max. 250 words)
  • cover letter (max. 500 words)
  • CV
  • name of project supervisor

For any questions please contact Selin Siviş Senior Research Officer.

Please submit all applications to Selin Sivis with the subject header: "Migration Colloquium"


The closing date for applications is Sunday 14th April 2019.

Applicants will be informed of our decision by 26 April 2019.


Participation is free for registered participants. A conference lunch and dinner will be covered for all accepted presenters.

A limited number of travel bursaries of up to £150 will be available for selected candidates.  Please mention in your cover letter if you wish to be considered for a travel bursary. Travel bursaries will be awarded on a competitive basis to applicants who make the most outstanding applications.