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July 2020

This is Who I Am: An Online Performance of LGBTQI+ Asylum Testimonies

Monday 13 July 2020 at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm

What are the challenges facing LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum in the UK? Join us for a virtual reading of their first-hand accounts. 'They separated us. We tried to say no, we applied for asylum as a couple. They say we don’t have any civil evidence that we are a couple. And we’re like, “How can we show you any civil evidence if homosexuality is forbidden in my country?"' LGBTQI+ asylum seeker, UK 'This Is Who I Am' is presented by…

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MMB Events, Summer 2020

Tuesday 14 July 2020 to Monday 5 October 2020

MMB is pausing its series of events over the summer period. We will be hosting more webinars in the autumn. To view all our events from earlier this year, please search by date in the 'FIND EVENTS' box (above 'Upcoming Events'). For those from 2018-2020 see the Past Events page under Events in the top menu, and for those related to the pandemic visit the COVID-19 page.    

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November 2020

MMB 2020 AGM

Tuesday 3 November 2020 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Do join us for the MMB 2020 AGM! It will be a chance to tell you about the progress we’ve made over the past year, listen to your feedback and discuss our Annual Report 2019-20. The second part of the meeting we will break into smaller groups to discuss: What’s the best thing you have read/seen in the past year relevant to MMB? Can you find a common research area/topic/question in the field of migration and mobility that you think…

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Covid-19 and Systemic Resilience: What role for migrant workers?

Monday 9 November 2020 at 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Online symposium

This online conference marks the launch of the “Migrants and Systemic Resilience Hub” (MigResHub), a joint initiative of the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence and Migration Mobilities Bristol at the University of Bristol.

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Marriage Migration and Integration

Monday 30 November 2020 at 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Online symposium

This webinar launches the book Marriage Migration and Integration (2020, Palgrave) edited by Katharine Charsley, Marta Bolognani, Evelyn Ersanilli and Sarah Spencer. The book provides the first sustained empirical evidence on the relationships between marriage migration and processes of integration, focusing on two of the largest British ethnic minority groups involved in these kinds of transnational marriages – Pakistani Muslims and Indian Sikhs. During the launch, the authors will present the key findings, followed by a Q&A with the virtual…

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December 2020

MMB Drop-in

Thursday 3 December 2020 at 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Need to talk through a new research idea? Looking for advice on increasing the impact of your work? Want to disseminate your research more widely or run an event? MMB Director Bridget Anderson and Manager Emma Newcombe will be available for an online drop-in session to discuss any area in which MMB members need support, whether teaching, research, grant applications or networking. Do let us know if you would like help with any of these issues and we will allocate…

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Justice and Labour Migration: an MMB debate

Thursday 10 December 2020 at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Webinar

What might a just labour migration policy look like? Is there a trade-off between numbers and rights? Is it possible to have a system of labour migration founded on ideals of justice in an unequal world? Can labour migration move us towards a more just world? MMB brings together philosopher Chris Bertram and political economist Martin Ruhs to present their differing visions of a labour migration system that is fair. Chaired by Manoj Dias-Abey from the Bristol Law School, this online debate will interrogate the key…

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🌟 MMB Christmas Gathering! 🌟

Friday 11 December 2020 at 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Online symposium

It’s nearly the end of 2020! We’d love to gather you together online for some Christmas cheer at the end of a long and difficult year. Furnish yourselves will a glass of something mulled and a mince pie and join us to share the best in all things migration and mobilities that 2020 has offered 🌲🎅. The social element of our AGM worked so well that some of you asked for more. We’ll draw together the ideas you gave us…

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January 2021

Unpacking Fieldwork in Challenging Settings (2)

Wednesday 20 January at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Webinar

Power relations and gender during fieldwork: yup, issues still there!   We are back with the Unpacking Fieldwork seminar series! After the success of the first seminar in early 2020 and the elongated disruption as a result of COVID-19, we are returning with the remaining two seminars in an online format. The seminars will now go further to address fieldwork issues in both online and offline settings to address the current challenges, dilemmas, disruptions and discomforts in research due to the…

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Mobilities, Capitalism and the Peace Process in Colombia – an ECR workshop from MMB Latin America

Thursday 21 January at 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

This workshop is an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers at the Universities of Bristol and Bath Spa to present their research in Colombia, set against the backdrop of the country’s ongoing and challenging peace process and focusing on concepts of mobility in this area. Mobility is understood here in a broad sense to include the movement of ideas, money and goods as well as people, and to draw attention to ideas around borders and borderlands. Participants will…

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