Migration and Society: Announcing New Journal

We are pleased to announce that Migration and Society – a new interdisciplinary journal committed to critical research that situates migration in a wider societal, historical and geographical context – has just been launched by Dr. Mette Berg (UCL) and Refugee Hosts’ PI, Dr. Elena Fiddian-Qasmiyeh. For the journal’s inaugural issue in 2018, the key theme will be ‘Hospitality and Hostility Towards Migrants: Global perspectives’ (see CfP here). Agnieszka Kubal and Gunvor Jónsson (both Oxford University) are the journal’s Book Reviews Editors, and Refugee Hosts’ Writer in Residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh, is the Creative Encounters Editor. The Editorial Board includes leading figures in diverse approaches to the study of migration, including Refugee Hosts Co-Investigator, Prof. Lyndsey Stonebridge.

Migration is at the heart of the transformation of societies and communities and touches the lives of people across the globe. Migration and Society is a new interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal which advances debate about emergent trends in all types of migration. Global in scope, the journal particularly encourages scholarship from and about the global South as well as the North, and the editors especially invite critical work that interrogates and transcends the boundaries between the social sciences and the arts and humanities.

ARMS cover

The journal’s cover

Migration and Society addresses both dynamics and drivers of migration; processes of settlement and integration; and transnational practices and diaspora formation. We will publish theoretically informed and empirically based articles of the highest quality, and also welcome articles that reflect on the complexities of both studying and teaching migration, as well as pieces that focus on the relationship between scholarship and the policies and politics of migration.

Submissions are welcome for consideration in one of the five journal sections:

o   Research Articles: Each issue will include articles (max. 8,000 words) addressing a key theme, in addition to a range of other migration-and-society related articles;

o   The People & Places section consists of shorter pieces (2,000-4,000 words), including notes from the field, ‘migrant voices’, and interviews with scholars, practitioners, and policymakers;

o   The Reflections section invites critical reflections (max. 5,000 words) on migration research and teaching;

o   The Creative Encounters section invites poetry, shorter prose pieces, photo essays, and other  engagements with migration;

o   Each issue concludes with a Book Reviews section (800 words for single book reviews, 13-1400 words for reviews of two books, 15-1600 words for three books).

For more information about the journal, including how to submit pieces for consideration, see here.

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