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Migration Research Wales Network is pleased to announce a one-day symposium for postgraduates and early-career researchers (self-defined) working on aspects of migration in Wales or based at Welsh institutions.

The online symposium provides a supportive environment for researchers to share ideas on draft work and receive constructive comments.

Each contributor will deliver a 15-minute presentation followed by a Q+A session.


10:00 Welcome

10:05 Sarah Tierney (Swansea University) ‘Refugee Women and Welshness: Exploring identity, language ideology and experience pre and during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Wales’

10:25 Sarah Foster (Swansea University) ‘Picture Postcard Conversations: expressions of mobility, migration, rurality and welcome’

10:45 Discussion

11:05 Ourania Vamvaka (Cardiff University) ‘LGBTQ+ forced migrant precarious lives in Wales’

11:25 Selina Lobina (University of South Wales) ‘Capturing understandings of, and responses to loneliness: a study with a focus on older UK migrants’

11:45 Discussion

12:05 Lunch break

12:45 Gareth White (Bangor University) ‘Building Little Italies in World War Two Wales: A Transnational Account of Italian Prisoners of War in Wales’

13:05 Maria-Christina Galanaki (Bangor University) ‘Anti-immigration Vigilantism by the Far Right at the National Borders: The Case of Greece’

13:25 Discussion

13:45 Dr Wendy A Booth & Imam Ahmed Mohammed (University of South Wales) ‘Community Cohesion, Migration, and the Role of Mosques in Cardiff: The Views of Imams and Mosque Leaders’

14:05 Dr Bruna Chezzi (Cardiff University) ‘The fascinating story of Italians in Wales 1890-1940 between fiction and reality’

14:25 Discussion

14:45 Close

Migration Research Wales was established in July 2021 to encourage collaboration between researchers across Welsh institutions to provide a national focus for migration research and bring together academics, stakeholders and practitioners working with migrants on issues affecting migrants.

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