The Living Together project is getting more coverage! I am absolutely delighted to make an appearance in the Evening Times, a local newspaper published in Glasgow. The article – by the brilliant Carla Jenkins – focuses on my Peace Boat adventure 17-29 October. I am joining the 102nd global voyage between Canada and Scotland as a guest educator, and will deliver a series of lectures and a workshop drawing upon the Living Together findings. Very much looking forward to this! Read the article HERE.
The Living Together project has caught the attention of Peace Boat: a Nobel Peace Prize nominated organisation committed to raising awareness of human rights, peace and sustainable development! I am thrilled to say that Peace Boat has invited me to deliver a series of lectures on topics closely related to the project as part of their 102nd global voyage. I will be joining a segment of the voyage between Montreal, Canada and Greenock, Scotland 17-29 October to discuss Brexit and migration to the UK/Scotland with over 1,000 international passengers on the ship. I am honoured, very excited and cannot wait to board the ship!
List of lectures:
- Free movement in the European Union: East-West migration
- Brexit (focus: UK society, EU citizens in the UK & British citizens in the EU)
- Distinctiveness of Scotland in the context of Brexit
- ‘Migrants matter to cities’: Polish migrants in the East End of Glasgow
I will also deliver a small workshop How EU migrants in the UK feel about Brexit? to explore stories of EU citizens in the UK/Scotland and the impacts of Brexit on their lives and futures.
I have fantastic news to share! An article based on the Living Together project has been accepted for publication in Population, Space and Place – one of the leading academic journals in the field of human geography. It is an outcome of my exciting collaboration with a brilliant colleague from Finland: Dr Tiina Sotkasiira. The article focuses on how Brexit affects Polish and Finnish migrants in Scotland and explores the role of time in negotiating uncertainty.
The first Living Together output – a guest article on the LSE Brexit Blog – is now out! The article focuses on the long-settled residents of the East End of Glasgow and what they say about migration and Brexit. It discusses the accounts of both Remainers and Leavers and explores how migration features in their understandings of Brexit. Massive thanks to LSE Brexit Blog for publishing this piece! You can read it HERE.
This year is all about dissemination! I am very excited about presenting findings from the Living Together project at a number of conferences. On 29 March, I am taking part in the IMISCOE Spring Conference: Transforming Mobility and Immobility – Brexit and Beyond in Sheffield, UK. On 5 April, I am giving a talk as part of the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting in Washington DC, US and on 26 April as part of the British Sociological Association Annual Conference, coincidentally taking place in Glasgow this year! Then, on 9 May I will be bringing my ‘Sheffield’ talk to Edinburgh to the Migration Mobilities Research Network Annual Conference. Finally, at the end of August I will be sharing more project insights at the Royal Geographical Society Annual Meeting in London, UK. I am also planning to prepare an end of study report in the second half of the year, so please stay tuned!
List of the project talks:
- 29 March 2019, Sheffield, UK: ‘Keep calm and carry on’: Significance of time in migrant responses to Brexit (Transforming Mobility and Immobility – Brexit and Beyond)
- 5 April 2019, Washington DC, US: Throwntogetherness in the East End of Glasgow: Responses to Brexit among migrant and the long-settled population (AAG 2019)
- 26 April 2019, Glasgow, UK: Living together in the context of Brexit: Negotiating uncertainty in the East End of Glasgow (BSA 2019)
- 9 May 2019, Edinburgh, UK: ‘Keep calm and carry on’: Significance of time in migrant responses to Brexit (MMRN 2019)
- 29 August 2019, London, UK: Coming together: Diverse community spaces in the East End of Glasgow (RGS 2019)
If you are attending the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2019, please join one of the sessions on diversity, migration and the city that I am co-organising with Carlos Estrada-Grajales (Queensland University of Technology, Australia). We are having four sessions in total, all preliminarily scheduled for 5 April 2019 between 8am and 4:45pm in Marriott Ballroom Salon 2, Marriott Wardman Park.
Our call for papers attracted a lot of interest: hence, as many as four sessions! The presenters come from over 20 universities in 10 countries across the globe and all will address the issue of how diverse populations ‘live together’ in turbulent times. I am excited to say that I will be discussing the findings from the Living Together project there too. You can find the session programme with presenter details HERE.
I am thrilled to say that Carlos Estrada-Grajales (Queensland University of Technology, Australia) and I are organising a conference session that directly speaks to the topic of the Living Together project! The session is titled Throwntogetherness in turbulent times: Diversity, Migration and the City and will explore issues around urban communities, multiculture, conviviality, the right to the city and migrant-‘host’ relations’. It will be part of the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting 2019 taking place between 3 and 7 April 2019 in Washington DC. If you are interested in taking part, please send an abstract of no more than 250 words to Carlos and me by 12 October 2018. For more details and full call for papers click HERE.