Migration has defined our age perhaps more than any other single issue, as the 20th and 21st centuries have been characterized by prolonged global mobility on a massive scale. Total estimates of the number of migrants, both international and internal, vary widely but the United Nations puts the number at approximately 300 million. The scale of this global migration and its effects are reshaping the world to the extent that in many areas, this level of mobility has created a new ‘normal’ or status quo that challenges the idea of the nation state and old notions of collective core identities and mainstream cultures.
This inter- and multi-disciplinary research stream seeks to explore the contemporary experience of migration, to pose questions about how and why people move, and study the effects of that mobility. The project will examine how migration and the experiences of migration are conceived, discussed, represented, and understood, and how that understanding is subsequently applied or put into practice in governance and policy.
The Migration research stream encourages innovative dialogues. We warmly welcome collaborations, thoughts and ideas from all disciplines, professions and vocations that struggle to understand what it means for people to experience migration and to understand the effects of global migration.