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Migration Working Group – Scholars of Excellence Edition: Migration, Governance and Gender

November 22, 2022
10:00 AM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Hybrid (In person at CERC Migration office / online via Zoom)
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The Migration Working Group is a series of monthly sessions to discuss innovative research being done on migration and integration by emerging and established scholars. The series gives researchers an opportunity to present their ongoing projects, learn about each other’s work and share feedback.

In fall 2022, our visiting Scholars of Excellence will lead workshops. This November workshop is the last in the series of three. The workshop is co-convened by Pragna Rugunanan, University of Johannesburg, and Anna Triandafyllidou, chair CERC Migration.

This workshop is inscribed in a new line of research that focuses less on migration and integration policies’ impact on migrants and their families and more on how migrants contest, reshape and transform migration and integration policies and their implementation. This has been a particularly important issue in research on the intersections between migration and gender and the ways in which migration policies are gendered but also on how women’s agency and resilience can confront and reshape these policies. This workshop is organised into two sessions. The first is looking at the ways in which migrant women defy and reshape policies through their migration strategies, networks and different forms of capital (human, social, financial) while the second session focuses on collective mobilisations of migrant women to protest migration policies and revendicate their rights.

Workshop Agenda
10-10:30 AM EST Welcome reception
10:30 AM EST Welcome: Anna Triandafyllidou, CERC Migration, Toronto Metropolitan University, Pragna Rugunanan, University of Johannesburg 
10:40 AM-12:40 PM EST

Panel 1: Women migrants challenging migration governance

Chair: Pragna Rugunanan, University of Johannesburg

  • The gender turn: How the migration of women is challenging the empirical adequacy of the Migration Governance Framework | Nyamadzawo Sibanda, University of the Witswatersrand PDF fileAbstract
  • “Making migration work for all?”: Doxa of the Global Compacts, bilateral and trade Agreements permeating the Habitus of migrant womens’ work mobilities | Marion Panizzon, University of Bern PDF fileAbstract
12:40-1:30 PM EST Lunch break
1:30-3:35 PM EST

Panel 2: Migration governance and migrant women collective mobilisations

Chair: Anna Triandafyllidou, CERC Migration, Toronto Metropolitan University

  • Migrant domestic workers rights in Taiwan with a special focus on maternity protection | Li-Chuan Liuhuang, National Chung Cheng University PDF fileAbstract
  • Cartographies of resistance and solidarity: Labor on the move| Heidi Gottfried, Wayne State University PDF fileAbstract
  • From “Labor Rights” to “Human Trafficking”: Making Migrant Workers (In)Visible in Hong Kong, 1990-2020  | Nicole Constable, University of Pittsburgh PDF fileAbstract
3:35-4:00 PM EST Reflections and concluding remarks