Collaborative Research Group African Migration, Mobility and Displacement (AMMODI)
Migration, mobility and displacement have been, and continue to be, key dynamics and practices shaping African social, political and economic as well as physical landscapes. African migration, mobility and displacement intersect with fundamental societal issues on national, regional and global scales, from securitization processes to generational conflicts, from the politics of belonging to urban and rural infrastructures, and from labour market configurations to the technology of refugee camps. In all their diversity, these movements are at the forefront of political changes affecting African futures both on the continent and in other parts of the globe. This AEGIS collaborative research group aims to bring together research on African migration, mobility and displacement, in order to refine, elaborate, and communicate its findings in an interdisciplinary manner, acknowledging the growing relevance of these themes in the years to come.
As a platform for cross-disciplinary migration research, AMMODI seeks to contribute to nuanced analyses of African migration to both an academic and non-academic audience. A broader historical, political and socio-economic contextualisation of current trends is crucial in challenging and tempering the current tendency to criminalise and persecute migrants from the global South. The CRG plans to conduct bi-annual workshops (rotating between locations in Europa and Sub-Saharan Africa), launch a blog and disseminate regular newsletter. More information will follow soon.
To participate in the workshop, please submit a brief abstract, explicitly addressing one or more of the three guiding concepts of the CRG. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words and present work-in-progress that seeks to make an empirical, conceptual and/or theoretical contributions. Please send your abstract by the 1st March 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org.