Distinguished Chair in Migration and Forced Migration Studies Calcutta Research Group
(January – March 2019)
Revisiting the Age of Migration
I am finalizing my book, provisionally titled “The Postcolonial Age of Migration”. The book’s sub-themes are (i) postcolonial histories of immigration, (ii) the refugee and migrant economy, (iii) statelessness, (iv) the dissociation of power and responsibility in the refugee care regime, (v) promises and paradoxes of a global humanitarian compact, (vi) the sociological significance of the keywords in the literature on refugee care, (vii) the refugee “crisis” in European history, and (viii) revisiting Stephen Castles’ classic “The Age of Migration”, plus an introductory chapter. I will be revising and binding them together into a book.
Previous stays at the IWM:
March – April 2018, Guest
January 2017, Guest