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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement




The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement



April 2019









Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement aims to build on strong institutional engagement by the University with one of the greatest societal challenges of the 21st Century, that of human movement, dispersal, mobility, and migration.


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The March 2019 edition of the ‘The Forced Migration Review’ is out.

Education is one of the most important aspects of our lives – vital to our development, our understanding and our personal and professional fulfilment throughout life. In times of crisis, however, millions of displaced young people miss out on months or years of education, and this is damaging to them and their families, as well as to their societies, both in the short and long term. This issue of FMR includes 29 articles on Education, and two ‘general’ articles. A free digital download is available of this edition;





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Yale University Press has offered our newsletter subscribers discounts on two of their recently published books.

-  The Road Before Me Weeps: On the Refugee Route Through Europe by Nick Thorpe. Discount code is Y1916

-   Arabs: A 3,000-Year History of Peoples, Tribes and Empires by Tim Mackintosh-Smith. Discount code is Y1915

These codes offer a 30% discount and are valid until 31st May 2019









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Podcast about the Global Compact

The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was adopted at the end of 2018. Will is safeguard migrants' human rights, or undermine state sovereignty?

In this podcast episode Elspeth Guild, Professor of Law at Queen Mary University of London and Tugba Basaran, Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Global Human Movement University of Cambridge discuss The Global Compact for Migration.


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Studying Human Trafficking & Migrant Sex Work through Social Network Analysis: A one-day Workshop


When: April 29th; 10am – 5pm

Where: Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Site (Basement)

With: Dr Paolo Campana (Institute of Criminology, Cambridge) and Professor Kaoru Aoyama (Kobe University, Japan).

The morning session will discuss substantive and methodological issues while the afternoon will be devoted to an introduction to social network techniques through a hands-on lab session. This workshop is open to a limited number of graduate students and researchers affiliated with the Centre for Global Human Movement. If you are not yet affiliated, please apply via the following form

If you are interested in attending, please email Dr Paolo Campana ( detailing your current research project and the way the workshop might benefit your research. Please send your expressions of interest by Tuesday, 23rd of April (first day of Easter Term).





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Centre Research Seminar Series - EU Migrant Worker Project with Professor Catherine Barnard. 15th May 2019, 4pm – 6pm, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave, CB3 9DA


This project team has been exploring the experiences of people who come to work in the UK from other EU Member States. Their aim has been to gather robust empirical evidence about EU migrants' experiences of finding work and being in employment in the UK, as well as exploring EU migrant workers’ use of social security, particularly in situations where work cannot be found or where pay is sufficiently low that it needs to be supplemented.

The project hopes to shed new light on the big question of how we adequately regulate migration within a socio-economically diverse EU and a post-financial crisis context. It is hoped that this research project will help to inform public debate as we reconceive and renegotiate the UK's relationship with the EU.

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Cambridge Migration Society – an Art Exhibition featuring Syrian Artist, Diala Brisly

Stay tuned for further details on this event coming up in the Easter term.  









DUE May 15 2019: The ASAA’s 3rd Biennial Conference 2019: African and Africana Knowledges: Past Representations, Current Discourses, Future Communities. Nairobi, Kenya

The aim of this year’s conference is to invite and initiate a scholarly stocktaking of the knowledge produced by Africans in Africa and the Diaspora in various forms—from scholarly work to artistic expressions—and to examine representations and current African realities and emerging futures with African knowledges. In other words, by stocktaking accomplishments and challenges facing African peoples globally, we hope to address the ideological basis of the current disproportions in the distribution of worth, power and wellbeing affecting Africans and diasporic Africans.

Call for papers/panels - abstracts are due in May 15 and May 30, 2019 More information about this event…


The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) is a multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary professional association on the continent dedicated to the study of Africa. The African Studies Association of Africa (ASAA) was established (in 2013) to promote Africa’s own specific contributions to the advancement of knowledge about the peoples and cultures of Africa and the Diaspora.





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