This one-day symposium aims to cover and discuss a range of issues related to migration.

Keynote speaker, Dr Kathy Burrell (University of Liverpool) will present her research on ‘Unsettling Freedom of Movement? Hostile Environments, Conditionality, and the Experiences of Polish migrants on the Eve of Brexit


Call for papers

The last decade can be characterised as representing a turbulent age.  Austerity, populist politics, and an increasing climate of hostility and xenophobia have been observed across Europe, North America, and elsewhere.  These politics have unsettled previously hegemonic norms and expectations in the political arena, as well as having implications for international migrants, whose lives may have become increasingly challenging and their futures more uncertain.  For example, hostile rhetoric and policies have targeted migrants, their families, international students, asylum seekers, and refugees, placing additional responsibilities and conditions on them, and limiting their rights.  Furthermore, the repatriation of long-standing residents and the removal of citizenship demonstrates the extent that “taken-for-granted statuses” can be subject to change.  These practices question the extent to which ‘denizenship’ – the rights afforded to non-citizen residents – continues to be a meaningful concept, as well as highlighting the implications for promoting a cohesive, inclusive and diverse society


The organizers invite contributions along a number of themes and areas, including:

  • Migration and precarity
  • Negotiating uncertainty and hostility
  • Belonging, anchoring, and identity
  • Civil society and community responses
  • Integration into host communities
  • Hate crimes, cohesion, and convivial encounters
  • Refugees and asylum seekers
  • Citizenship and denizenship
  • Institutions, surveillance and diversity
  • Intersectional turbulence
  • Hope
  • Methodological and ethical reflections on studying turbulence


Abstract submission

A maximum of a 250 words abstract, free text, should be submitted to Rhys Dafydd Jones Aberystwyth University by 1 June 2019.

This is a free event



There are a number of bursaries available, up to £50.00, for postgraduate and unsalaried. Please email Rhys Dafydd Jones for further information.