The Future of Mobility and Immobility
Start date : 1 July 2021 09:00
End date : 2 July 2021 17:00
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Hosted by :
National Center of Competence in Research – The Migration-Mobility Nexus
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The Neuchâtel Graduate Conference is an international graduate conference organized by the nccr – on the move. It provides a stimulating environment in which doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from different universities and research institutions can exchange ideas, establish networks, attend targeted training, and initiate collaborative research.
The forms and intensity of migration and mobility have constantly changed over time. After a steady expansion of human flows between the 1990s and the early 2000s, public health measures to contain the outbreak of COVID-19 have put a sudden halt to the mobility of persons, goods and services. With this in mind, we wish to encourage junior researchers to explore alternative scenarios regarding the regulation and the experience of human movement in the years to come.
We are not asking researchers to predict the future. Instead, we are inviting them to provide scientifically grounded analysis on how political, economic, technological, and social change may shape mobility, reflecting on longer trends in the social sciences. Will there be continuity? Will there be fundamental changes? We encourage researchers to build upon their expertise on past and present forms of mobility to sketch possible scenarios and identify forward-looking avenues for research on this topic.
We welcome papers and panels addressing any topic in migration and mobility studies from all related disciplines. We especially welcome papers on the following topics:
Borders – securitization (Non)essential mobilities and unequal migration governance Normative approaches to migration, mobility and citizenship Family spatial configurations in a new mobility framework Social protection for mobile populations The future of asylum Strategies of individuals (on the move) to cope with external shocks
Deadline for submission is 15 March 2021.
There is no participation fee. To encourage participation fro all universities, the nccr – on the move will provide funding opportunities up to CHF 400. Funding for the Neuchâtel Graduate Conference of Migration and Mobility Studies is specifically designed for international graduate students traveling from far or without mobility funding.