The University of York(UoY) has a significant cluster of research and pedagogical activities that focus on migration, forced migration, human rights, social justice, culture and citizenship.
The UoY Migration Network operates as a research hub that brings together a cross disciplinary group of researchers from across the University of York and beyond. The network is underpinned by an ethos that fosters collaboration, innovation and creativity in research (including participatory, visual, performative and filmic methods).
- Watch our recent webinar, 'Decentering Migration Research: The Challenges of Walking the Talk' by Professor Heaven Crawley.
Thursday 21 July 2022
MigNet co-chair and IGDC Co-Director Dr Sara de Jong shares with us powerful words, facts and images that provide an insight into the unfortunate reality faced by Afghan interpreters and other local staff.
Monday 1 November 2021
Our recent webinar, 'Decentering Migration Research: The Challenges of Walking the Talk', is now available to revisit on YouTube.
Monday 1 November 2021
The announcement of the US and Nato military withdrawal from Afghanistan later this year has elicited many responses, not least expressions of concern about the plight of interpreters and other local staff employed by western military forces.
The network is Chaired by Professor Maggie O’Neill (Sociology) and Dr Simon Parker (Politics).
The postgraduate arm of the network is led by Agata Lambrechts (Education)
Agata is funded by an ESRC scholarship to undertake her PhD research on Higher Education for Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the European Union countries. A Multidisciplinary Comparative Inquiry. Case studies from Poland and the United Kingdom. Her research project examines and compares the educational situation (at HE level) of young refugees and asylum seekers (18 - 24) who have recently arrived in one of the two countries: Poland or the United Kingdom. The research provides a rationale for the higher education of refugees to become a policy priority within the European Union states, with a list of suggestions for changes to law and policy, and to the approach taken by universities and non-governmental organisations.
Ed is the research facilitator for the Departments of Politics and Sociology and supports the interdisciplinary research groups including the UoY Migration Network.