Applied anthropology: working at the nexus of migration research and integration policy

Wednesday 8 March 2023 (17:00-18:00)

Koreana Ko 


Join us for this cohosted event between the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) and the University of Pennsylvania Migration Initiative.

Guest speakers will be Professor Elżbieta M. Goździak of Adam Mickiewicz University and Georgetown University, with an introduction by Dr Ludmila Bogdan, University of Copenhagen.

Speaker Bio:

Professor Goździak’s research focuses on migrant mobility and integration, trafficking, medicalization of human suffering, and migrancy and childhoods. She has always worked at the nexus of applied research and policy-making.

From 2002 to 2018, she was Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown. She also served as an editor-in-chief of International Migration, a peer-reviewed interdisciplinary journal on migration policy and research. In 2016, she was the George Soros Chair of Public Policy at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. During the Clinton administration, Elzbieta worked in the US federal Office of Refugee Resettlement and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Her recent books include: religion and Forced Migration Entanglements (forthcoming Palgrave 2023); African Migration to Thailand: Race, Mobility, and Integration (Routledge 2022); Human Trafficking as a New (In)Security Threat (Palgrave 2020); and Europe and the Refugee Response A Crisis of Values? (Routledge 2020).

The event will be held online:

  • 12:00pm to 1:00pm EST
  • 17:00pm to 18:00 GMT

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