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Voices in Mobilites and Migration Network

About Voices in Mobilities and Migration

Organised by Dr. Heather Johnson of Queen’s University Belfast and Dr. Corina Lacatus of Queen Mary University of London, Voices in Mobilities and Migration is an international online community for in-depth dialogue and constructive exchange of ideas on research exploring all aspects migration and mobilities. VIMM welcomes scholars, practitioners and activists who work across disciplines of research and practice concerned with migration and mobilities.

The purpose of this online seminar series is to bring together established academics, post-doctoral researchers, PhD students as well as practitioners and activists on a regular basis to discuss each other’s work, disseminate ideas, and engage in meaningful dialogue about research.

All registered participants will be welcome to join the seminars via an online link that will be provided closer to our event.

For further information and resources on the activities of the network, you can follow VIMM on Twitter @VIMM_Network.

This Month on VIMM

We will be hosting our monthly seminar on November 12th, where we will be joined by Fox Fellow and PhD Candidate Samah Rafiq who will be presenting on her work: ‘Privatisation in Bordering and Mobility Control.’

Samah is a Fox Fellow with MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University, as well as a PhD Candidate at the Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her PhD research attempts to unpack the idea of risk associated with contemporary forms of border control, further exploring the historical and contemporary notions of the conceptions of citizens and noncitizens, and the relationship of border policing and management to contemporary form of nation-states.

To join us for the seminar, register here.

We are welcoming new members!  If you would like to join and receive information about our activities and events, please subscribe to our email list by emailing us at

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Dr. Heather Johnson

Dr. Corina Lacatus