Migration and Integration

Migration and Integration

The Migration and Integration Cluster brings together researchers with an interest in issues of migration, integration and cultural diversity, from a wide range of disciplines including Applied Psychology, Applied Social Studies, Education, Geography, Languages, Law, Philosophy, Sociology and Study of Religions.

Cluster members have researched and published widely in areas such as asylum and social services, gender and migration, narratives of identity, place and belonging, institutional racism, models of integration, child trafficking, multiculturalism and human rights, migrant children, international justice, travel writing and religion and migrant identities.

Interdisciplinary research in migration and integration is well-established among cluster members, building in part upon the pioneering work of UCC’s Irish Centre for Migration Studies in the late 1990s and early 2000s (Director P. Mac Éinrí). Members of the cluster cooperate regularly through ongoing collaborative research projects, joint supervision of PhD students and also in the delivery of the unique MA in Contemporary Migration and Diaspora Studies.

In March 2017, we discussed the implications of Brexit for migrations, borders and belongings. In 2014, we hosted a major international conference on the theme of Crisis, Mobility and New Forms of Migration.

As part of the conference, the cluster also hosted the launch of four books by members of the cluster. For some images of the conference and the book launch, courtesy of Piaras Mac Einri, go to: http://bit.ly/1nApLjW

Dr. Sarah Spencer launched the following four books at an event on 3rd September 2014.

Migrations: Ireland in a Global World; Mary Gilmartin and Allen White (Eds.); Manchester University Press, 2013

Education in Indigenous, Nomadic and Travelling Communities; Rosarii Griffin (Ed.); Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Migration – Global Processes Caught in National Answers; Mehmet Okyayuz, Peter Herrmann, Claire Dorrity (Eds.); Weinar Verlag, 2014

Child and Youth Migration: Mobility-in-Migration in an Era of Globalization; Angela Veale and Giorgiá Doná (Eds.); Palgrave MacMillan, 2014

Migration and Integration Cluster

Members of the ISS21 Migration and Integration cluster:

Prof. Alastair Christie (Applied Social Studies)

Dr. Allen White (CACSSS)

Dr. Amanullah de Sondy (Study of Religions)

Dr. Angela Veale (Applied Psychology)

Dr. Caitríona Ní Laoire (Applied Social Studies) (Cluster Leader)

Dr. Cara Nine (Philosophy)

Dr. Chiara Giuliani (Italian)

Ms. Claire Dorrity (Applied Social Studies)

Dr. Dug Cubie (Law)

Dr. Eileen Hogan (Applied Social Studies)

Dr. James Kapalo (Study of Religions)

Dr. Karl Kitching (Education)

Dr. Kate Hodgson (French)

Dr. Kathy Glavanis (Sociology)

Dr. Lidia Guzy (Study of Religions)

Dr. Maria Cahill (Law)

Dr. Mark Chu (Italian)

Mr. Micheal O hAodhain (Applied Social Studies)

Dr. Orla Lynch (Sociology)

Dr. Patrick Crowley (French)

Dr. Piaras Mac Éinri (Geography)

Dr. Rosarii Griffin (OVPTLI/ACE)

Dr. Silvia Brandi

Dr. Silvia Ross (Italian)

Dr. Seana Ryan (Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies)

Current and recent projects

Research projects linked to the ISS21 Migration and Integration Research Cluster:

YMOBILITY: Maximizing opportunities for individuals, labour markets and regions in Europe

Funded by: H2020

Intra-European Commuter Household Mobility/Immobility Strategies

A Marie Curie Fellowship project

Emigration and Return: profiling today's generation of emigrants and their propensity to return

Funder: Irish Research Council Collaborative Projects Scheme. .

Migrant Domestic Workers and Migration Law in the EU

Funded by the Irish Research Council. Further info.

Transnational Child-raising Arrangements between Africa and Europe (TCRAfEu)

A transnational comparative study funded by the Norface Research Programme Migration in Europe. Further info.

Gender Equality, Religious Diversity and Multiculturalism in Contemporary Ireland

Funded by the Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences. Further info.

Migration and Networks of Care in Europe

A European collaborative project funded by the European Science Foundation. Further info.


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