Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies, Calcutta Research Group
(March – April 2018)
Ethnicisation of Migration? The Bind of Ethnicity and Culture in Stephen
Stephen Castles’ work has shaped the field of migration studies over the last 40 years. My project is a post-colonial engagement with this great scholar’s writings. I propose that his influential work has contributed to the creation of blind-spots regarding the relation between forced migration and migration, the dynamics of institutional practices of security and control, and finally the need to employ the concept of border as a method to study migration and labour.
Previous stays at the IWM:
January 2017, Guest