On March 31, 2017, the Mobility and Politics Transnational Research Collective hosted a conference at Carleton University with scholars from around the world. Policy Talks covered some parts of the conference, and had a chance to sit down with some of the panel presenters to talk about their research.
Managing Migration in World Society: International Organizations in Migration Politics, A Follow-Up
Organizations in Migration Politics and World Society: Concepts, Methodologies, Stories from the Field
Guest: Paul Hodge, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Paul Hodge is Lecturer in Critical Development Studies and Political Geography at the University of Newcastle (Australia). His most recent work explores the ways in which Asylum Seeker and Refugee support and advocacy organisations are nurturing the strengths and capacities of asylum seekers and refugees in Australia.
Guest: Dorit Happ, Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography (Germany)
Dorit Happ is a PhD student and researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography in Leipzig/Germany. Her research focuses on the effects of the EU’s external policy on its eastern neighbour states, focusing particularly on political and social transformation and the role civil activism plays within this process in Belarus and Ukraine.
Guest: Estelle Miramond, PhD student in Sociology and Gender and a sessional lecturer at Université Paris Diderot (France)
Estelle Miramond is a PhD student in Sociology and Gender and a sessional lecturer at Université Paris Diderot in France, specialized in migration and gender issues in Laos. Her research interests focus on the feminization of labor migration in Laos, the role of international organizations and the development of policies against the trafficking of women.
Guest: Kelsey Norman, Doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California-Irvine (United States)
Kelsey P. Norman is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of California-Irvine, where she researches host state responses to migration and refugees in the Middle East and North Africa.
Guest: Philippe Frowd, Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of York (UK)
Philippe M. Frowd is a Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of York (UK). His research is on the transnational governance of security in West Africa’s Sahel region, with a particular focus on irregular migration and border control and he has worked on border policing practices in Senegal and Mauritania.
Guest: Bruno Dupeyron, Associate Professor at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina
Bruno Dupeyron is an Associate Professor at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Regina Campus. His major research interests are border and immigration issues, using political sociology and comparative perspectives.