Migration and Integration

The ISS21 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: youth mobility; refugees and asylum; gender and migration; migrant narratives of identity, place and belonging; immigration policy and law; 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 hosting regular seminars.

Cluster Members

For a list of cluster members, please click on the following link: Cluster Members

Current and Recent Projects

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

Youth-Home: Migrant male youth home-making in Ireland - A Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship project (2019-2021) 

YMOBILITY: Maximizing opportunities for individuals, labour markets and regions in Europe. Funded by: H2020 (2015-2018)

Transnational Commuting - A Marie Curie Fellowship project (2013-2015)

Emigration and Return: profiling today's generation of emigrants and their propensity to returnFunder: Irish Research Council Collaborative Projects Scheme (2012-2013)

TCRAfEu: Transnational Childraising Arrangements between Europe and Africa. A transnational comparative study funded by the Norface Research Programme Migration in Europe. Further info

Migrant Domestic Workers and Migration Law in the EU - Funded by the Irish Research Council.

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. Further info


Cluster Events

In April 2018, we held a half-day symposium on the theme of reflecting on research with child and youth migrants in the majority world. In March 2017, we discussed the implications of Brexit for migrations, borders and belongings and 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 the following 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

  • 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

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