The University of York Migration Network 

Photo by Maggie ONeill, 2016, Chios

‌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).

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Speaking Up, Not Talking Down (MigNet Ideas Salon 3)

Wednesday 29 May 2019

University of York Migration Network is hosting 'Speaking Up, Not Talking Down' event alongside our third annual Ideas Salon.

Ideas Salon II: Ways of Telling + The Sea is the Limit

Monday 2 July 2018

A response to MigNet's half-day conference at York Gallery on Tuesday 26 June 2018.

Welcome Refugees

Tuesday 13 February 2018

‘Refugees Welcome’ and ‘The Politics of Hospitality & the Refuge City' were hosted by the University of York Migration Network

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Contact details

Research Centre for Social Sciences
University of York
6 Innovation Close
YO10 5ZF


Our People

The network is Chaired by Professor Maggie O’Neill (Sociology) and Dr Simon Parker (Politics).

Agata Lambrechts

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.

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Ed Kirby

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Ed is the research facilitator for the Departments of Politics and Sociology and supports the interdisciplinary research groups including the UoY Migration Network.