Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Organised in response to an IMISCOE call for conferences on ‘fundamental and strategic issues in theories, concepts and methodologies for the study of migration and integration’. It aimed to make innovative and significant contributions to theory and methodology: themes included `theories of global mobility’, `gender in the migratory process’, and `transnationalism and the migratory process’.

This conference was sponsored by the EU Network on International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion in Europe (IMISCOE). We are also grateful to the John Fell OUP Research Fund for their sponsorship.

The conference has been jointly organised by the ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the International Migration Institute (IMI) at Oxford University, in collaboration with several other IMISCOE partners: SociNova, Lisbon; Sussex Centre for Migration Research; MIGRINTER, University of Poitiers; International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO); and Centre d'Etudes de l'Ethnicité et des Migrations (CEDEM), University of Liege, Belgium.


Keynote: Migration and Social Change

Professor Alejandro Portes (Princeton University)

Understanding Global Migration: A Social Transformation Approach

Stephen Castles (International Migration Institute)

Internal Dynamics of Migratory Processes

Hein de Haas (International Migration Institute)

Gender in Migratory Processes

Helma Lutz (University of Frankfurt)

Internal and International Migration: Bridging the Theoretical Divide

Russell King, Ron Skeldon and Julie Vullnetari (University of Sussex)


Participants included Rinus Penninx (IMES, University of Amsterdam), Maruja Asis, (Scalabrini Migration Center, Manila), Russell King (University of Sussex), Takyiwaa Manuh (University of Ghana), Helma Lutz (University of Frankfurt), Raul Delgado Wise (University of Zacatecas), and Marco Martiniello (University of Liege).