The Centre for the Study of Migration hosts a programme of seminars, workshops and conferences that explore migration from diverse disciplinary and empirical perspectives. It benefits from the expertise of colleagues drawn from the Faculty of the Humanities and Social Sciences including academics, post-doctoral and postgraduate students based in the Schools of Geography, Politics and International Relations, Law, English and Drama, Business Management, Medicine and Dentistry.
The research interests of colleagues range from historical to contemporary work including expertise on mixed migration flows and settlement in London; refugee and migrant health; border controls and the securitisation of migration; low paid work and transnational migration; the migration-development nexus; migration governance; religion, society and immigration, migration and culture and representations of migrants in film and photography.
The Centre is particularly committed to forging equitable and sustainable partnerships with organisations working in the field of migration and diaspora in the local Tower Hamlets area, other parts of London, the UK and abroad. It provides facilities for researchers from visiting research fellows and students who wish to spend a period of migration-related study at Queen Mary.