IRiS Seminar: Migrant Children and the Politics of Irregular Migration

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Tuesday 20 January 2015, 12.30pm to 2pm, Room 710, 7th floor Muirhead Tower

Talk by Jacob Lind, Dr Anna Lundberg and Dr Michael Strange, Malmӧ University. Discussant: Dr Nando Sigona, University of Birmingham. 

How the experiences of undocumented migrant children and families compare in Malmo and Birmingham? Jacob Lind (currently visiting researcher at IRiS), Dr Anna Lundberg and Dr Michael Strange will present their project ‘Undocumented children’s rights claims’, a multidisciplinary study project on agency and contradictions between different levels of regulation and practice that reveals undocumented children’s human rights.

The project is comparing Malmö and Birmingham as sites where political agency and rights-claiming of irregular migrant children and families are expressed in everyday life. Jacob Lind is currently conducting fieldwork in the Birmingham area among irregular migrant children and families.  Dr Lindberg and Dr Strange are currently researching the multi-scale governance of irregular migration in the two cities. The purpose of the seminar is also to initiate a discussion where local researchers as well as the visiting researchers can exchange knowledge about their specific areas of expertise that could benefit both the project as well as projects conducted at IRiS.

Read more about the project here.

If you would like to attend this seminar, please contact Ann Bolstridge, a.bolstridge@bham.ac.uk

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