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MIGRALAC in Oxford

Monday 18 May, 13:00 - 17:20
Harris Manchester College, Oxford

This is the second of three conferences by the The Latin American and Caribbean Migration Research (MIGRALAC) network this year: the third and last one will be held at the University of Birmingham in October. The Oxford conference is co-organised by Carlos Vargas-Silva, COMPAS. 

The aim of the conferences is to bring together doctoral students and academics as well as researchers and practitioners from outside academia to explore diverse themes relating to Latin American and Caribbean migration.

Please register for this event via Eventbrite. For further information please contact Isabel Ruiz: Attendance must be confirmed by 10 May.

See draft programme

Undocumented Migration Children's Lives and Stories

Thursday 19 March, 7pm
Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, London NW10 3ST

This performance is inspired by monologues commissioned from academic research into the daily life of migrant children in the UK, with a focus on the effects of lack of immigration status. The performers, 10 students of varying ages, from Capital City Academy have worked to create a thoughtful piece of theatre exploring the emotional and practical implications of being undocumented. They have adapted the script to best display their understanding and interpretations of the stories. The performance will be followed by a Q&A with the students and a panel of researchers. 

The interviews on which the piece is based were conducted as part of the project "Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK", which aimed to advance knowledge on the experiences and everyday lives of irregular migrant children in the United Kingdom, to cast light on the challenges facing the communities in which they reside and to explore services and resources available to them in particular in relation to health, education and employment.  

This performance is part of the COMPAS project "Exploring Migration: Research and Drama in Schools", which explores issues around migration with students using theatre. The researchers on the project have worked with students in Thame and London, and will also soon be taking the project to Birmingham. 

To attend, please register by e-mailing 

Migrants at Work: Immigration & Vulnerability in Labour Law

2:30 pm, Friday 13 February
Seminar Room 1, Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road

This event launches the new publication "Migrants at Work: Immigration & Vulnerability in Labour Law". Edited by Cathryn Costello & Mark Freedland (Law, University of Oxford), it includes work by Bridget Anderson (COMPAS), Virginia Mantouvalou (UCL), Bernard Ryan (Leicester), Martin Ruhs, (COMPAS), Sandra Fredman (Oxford) and Alan Bogg (Oxford). 

Refreshments will be provided. 

Places are strictly limited, so early booking is advisable

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