New series: Global migration and social change

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Series Editors: 
Nando Sigona, Institute of Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham, UK and Alan Gamlen, Hugo Centre for Migration and Population Research, University of Adelaide, Australia

International editorial advisory board

  • Leah Bassell, University of Leicester, UK
  • Sergio Carrera, CEPS, BE
  • Elaine Chase, University College London, UK
  • Alessio D'Angelo, Middlesex, UK
  • Andrew Geddes, University of Sheffield, UK
  • Roberto G. Gonzales, Harvard University, US
  • Elzbieta Gozdziak, Georgetown University, US
  • Jonathan Xavier Inda, University of Illinois, US
  • David Ingleby, University of Amsterdam, NL
  • Anna Lindley, SOAS, UK
  • Cecilia Menjívar, University of Kansas, US
  • Peter Nyers, McMaster University, CN
  • Jenny Phillimore, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Ben Rogaly, Sussex University, UK
  • Paul Spoonley, Massey University, NZ
  • Susanne Wessendorf, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Amanda Wise, Macquarie University, AUS
  • Elisabetta Zontini, University of Nottingham, UK

This is a new monograph series showcasing ground-breaking research that looks at the nexus between migration, citizenship and social change. The EU’s struggle to offer an answer to the arrival of a million forced migrants over a relatively short period of time has ignited the interests of researchers from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. But the focus on Europe has obscured the global nature of refugee crises and the extent to which multiple forms of cross-border mobility, both within Europe and internationally, persists on a far larger scale. The series aims to offer a platform for new and innovative research on international migration and forced displacement.

The series will include research-based monographs and occasionally edited collections, informed by a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. It will be open to in-depth ethnographic/qualitative case studies, international comparative analyses, and everything between. We welcome contributions that that address drivers and dynamics of migration, exile, transnationalism and social change at different scales, and which pay attention to different intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender and age, and other key identity markers.


Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

  • The migration and citizenship nexus
  • The construction of borders and practices of bordering
  • New processes of migration governance at different scales
  • Emerging forms of migrant diversity
  • Politics and practices of belonging
  • The changing legal statuses of migration and migrants
  • New manifestations of transnationalism and diaspora
  • The nature and causes of migration ‘crises’
  • Geopolitical disruptions and human mobility

Call for proposals:

If you would like to submit a proposal, or to discuss ideas, then please contact the Series Editors: Nando Sigona: N.Sigona@bham.ac.uk or Alan Gamlen: alan.gamlen@adelaide.edu.au

Photos taken on board of MSF rescue boats in the Central Mediterranean, Summer 2016. Photo portfolio courtesy of Sara Creta.