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, 'Migrants and refugees facing Covid-19: UK and global concerns'.
Friday 23 April 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.
Friday 26 March 2021
Home secretary Priti Patel has announced plans to overhaul asylum rules - in this article, Professor Simon Parker from our Department of Politics explains why the move sets a worrying precedent.
Monday 4 January 2021
Jesse Machin, PhD Researcher in the Department of Politics, discusses the impact of coronavirus response strategies on the lives of those crossing national borders.
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.