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Can we de-colonise ‘migration’?
Bridget Anderson
Lecture by Professor Bridget Anderson, Professor of Migration Mobility and Citizenship at the University of Bristol, exploring issues related to the decolonization of migration, its understanding and research methodologies, organized by the Emigration Observatory, held on October 29, 2021, online.

Date: 29 de outubro de 2021
Duration: 47:48
Location: Zoom
Organization:  Emigration Observatory


In this lecture given by Professor Bridget Anderson, a number of concepts are questioned, including migration itself and the migrant, and the influence that the 'problematic' view of migration by national governments poses to migration scholars, both in terms of ethical and epistemological challenges, is also addressed. How the migrant is a normative construct, and how borders create social, political and economic relations, is also explored.


About the speaker:

Bridget Anderson is a Professor of Migration Mobility and Citizenship at the University of Bristol, and Director of the research institute Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB), having previously been Director of Research at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), and Professor of Migration and Citizenship at Oxford University. Her work explores the relationships between migration, race and nation, historically and in the contemporary world, with particular emphasis on precarity, labor market flexibilities and citizenship rights. Bridget Anderson is the author of Us and Them? The Dangerous Politics of Immigration Controls (Oxford University Press, 2013) and Doing the Dirty Work? The Global Politics of Domestic Labor (Zed Books, 2000)..


About the moderator:

Jorge Malheiros is a geographer and researcher at the Centre for Geographical Studies of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Lisbon, where he is also an associate professor in the fields of Theory of Geography, Methodologies, Social Geography, Migrations and Geopolitics. He conducts research in the areas of urban social studies and international migration, with emphasis on the integration of immigrants, demographic dynamics, gender relations, housing and segregation problems, and border and transnational relations. She has published several works in Portugal and abroad and has participated and coordinated projects in the field of migration, integration, social exclusion and housing. She is a member of the editorial board of IMISCOE-Amsterdam University Press/Springer (Migration) and the Portuguese correspondent of SOPEMI-OCDE.

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