19th IMISCOE Annual Conference: Opening Plenary, Semi-Plenaries, and Closing Plenary Announcement

29 June – 1 July 2022 (Hybrid)

We are delighted to confirm the topics and speakers of the opening and closing plenary, as well as further information about the semi-plenaries! Submit your panel, workshop, and paper proposals until 10 January 2022 (23:59 CET).

Opening Plenary: The Temporal Turn in Migration Studies

The opening plenary will be on ‘The temporal turn in migration studies’. It will start the conversation on the conference theme, ' Migration and time: Temporalities of mobility, governance, and resistance. It does so, facilitated by a carefully selected panel of four distinguished speakers, who have been invited to share their reflections on what an analytical focus on time brings to the field of migration studies.


Melanie Griffiths

Senior Research Associate & ESRC Future Research Leader (2014-2018), University of Birmingham

Liz Mavroudi 

Reader in Human Geography, Loughborough University

Jakub Bijak  

Joint Head of Social Statistics and Demography, Professor of Statistical Demography, University of Southampton

Brenda Yeoh

Raffles Professor of Social Sciences, Department of Geography & Research Leader of the Asian Migration Cluster at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore


Jørgen Carling   

Research Professor & Co-Director PRIO Migration Centre, Peace Research Institute Oslo




Temporalities of Racialization and Integration - Chair:

Arnfinn Midtbøen

Associate Professor in Sociology, University of Oslo

More speakers & info coming soon!

Temporalities of Migration Governance - Chair: 

Leila Hadj-Abdou

Uni. Ass. University of Vienna & Assistant Professor at the Migration Policy Centre, EUI

More speakers & info coming soon!

Temporalities of Transnationalism - Chair: 

Özge Bilgili

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Social Science at the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations

More speakers & info coming soon!

Anti-Racism Working Group Workshop: The Chance to Change 

IMISCOE’s Anti-Racism Working Group (ARWG) aims to stimulate important conversations, reflections, and change concerning racism(s) and equality with and within the IMISCOE community. This semi-plenary ley by ARWG members will focus on common challenges and how they were addressed by three speakers who have been at the forefront of addressing issues of race and racism in Higher Education and Research. It will adopt a workshop format in order to advance thinking and practice on issues such as institutional racism and migration research, positive allyship, and collaborative learning. The workshop will also offer an opportunity to set the agenda for future ARWG and IMISCOE activities.

More speakers & info coming soon!

Closing Plenary: The Future of Time in Migration Studies

Our four distinguished speakers are very well-known names in migration studies, with exciting ongoing and past research projects, spanning different methodologies, geographical areas of focus, and theoretical perspectives. The ambition of the closing plenary is to contribute to consolidating what we have collectively gained from the conference theme: ‘Migration and time: Temporalities of mobility, governance and resistance’.


Parvati Raghuram

Professor of Geography and Migration, The Open University

Russell King

Professor of Geography, Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex

Valentina Mazzucato

Professor of Globalisation & Development, Maastricht University

Paweł Kaczmarczyk

Professor of Economics & Director Centre for Migration Research, University of Warsaw


Marta Bivand Erdal

Research Professor & Co-Director PRIO Migration Centre, Peace Research Institute Oslo



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