EMBRACE - Exploring Mobility: Borders Refugees and Challenging Exclusion
Dr Clare Dorrity (School of Applied Social Studies and ISS21) has received funding from the IRC’s New Foundation 2019 call for the project EMBRACE Exploring Mobility: Borders Refugees and Challenging Exclusion.
This research project aims to explore migration and border securitisation through knowledge exchange between the University College Cork (UCC) and the University of Veracruz (UV), Mexico. Migration is an integral part of UV’s research agenda and as such, it is considered an important site for expanding migration networks and developing and consolidating a platform for engaged research between the ISS21 Migration and Integration Research Cluster, UCC and the Institute of Historical and Social Research (UV). This research project is twofold: first, it will focus on exploring border securitisation practices from a comparative perspective, focusing specifically on the framing of borders and second, it will explore local responses to protecting asylum seekers, refugees, and returned migrants. Within this framework knowledge sharing and data gathering on best practice will be explored drawing specifically on what can be learned from local migrant community projects engaging directly with universities. The expected outputs include consolidating the research network, the publication of a joint research paper between migration experts in UCC and UV, and a follow up research seminar in UCC jointly hosted (virtually) with UV and migration experts in Ireland to disseminate the research.