As many migration policy experts gather in Barcelona to share expertise and debate cutting-edge theories, the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture & Mobility (UNU-GCM) is delighted to extend an open invite to a ‘Meet the Authors’ event.
Held at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), UNU-GCM’s ‘Meet the Authors’ evening will provide opportunity to hear from three of the leading researchers on migration about their most recent published works.
Firstly, Dr. Megha Amrith and Dr. Nina Sahraoui will discuss their book ‘Gender, Work and Migration: Agency in Gendered Labour Settings’ with commentator, Dr. Annabelle Wilkins.
Afterwards, Dr. Valeria Bello will be joined by Dr. Nando Sigona to delve into her theories around migrant prejudice from her book, ‘International Migration and International Security. Why Prejudice is a Global Security Threat’.
There will also be opportunity to ask questions after each session.
The event will take place at Classroom 24.120 (first floor) of Mercè Rodoreda Building 24 at IBEI.
Tuesday, July 3, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to attend, but seats are limited. Please register to reserve your place here.
Dr. Megha Amrith (Research Group Leader at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity and former Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture & Mobility) and Dr. Nina Sahraoui (Research Associate at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute)
This book focuses on migrant employed in sectors of the economy that are typically regarded as marginal or precarious – domestic and care work in private settings, cleaning work in hospitals, call centre labour, the selling of sex – to understand the aspirations and mobilities of migrants in relation to questions of gender and labour.
With commentator: Dr. Annabelle Wilkins (Research Fellow on the WORKANDHOME project within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton)
Dr. Valeria Bello (Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Globalization, Culture & Mobility)
Through an interdisciplinary analytic lens that combines emerging debates in the fields of international relations, political science and sociology, Valeria Bello reveals how transnational dynamics have increased extremism, prejudiced attitudes towards others and international xenophobia.
With commentator: Dr. Nando Sigona (Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director, Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham)
With gratitude to the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) for hosting this event.
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