Newsletter June 2020: ECPR Standing Group (SG) Migration and Ethnicity

Newsletter June 2020: ECPR Standing Group (SG) Migration and Ethnicity

The ECPR General Conference has gone virtual, 26–28 August 2020:the Migration and Ethnicity SG has endorsed Section S35 “International Migration Policies and Politics: Current Challenges and Opportunities” organized by Daniela Vintila and Angeliki Konstantinidou.

Call for Contributions:

Conference “The Anxieties of Migration and Integration in Turbulent Times,” 14–15 January 2021, Tallinn University, Estonia

Looking for papers tracing the impacts, mechanisms and interconnections between anxieties related to migration as well as integration. Papers can be focused either on the perspective of migrants or non-migrants, sending or receiving contexts, states or societies, or a combination of these.

Deadline for abstracts: 10 July 2020

Migrant Political Participation in Latin America, research line at the 57th International Congress of Americanists, July 19–23 2021, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

To apply, on Thematic Axis page, click Migrations in the left-hand side menu, then select the call Migrant Political Participation in Latin America

Deadline for abstracts (in English, Spanish, or Portuguese): 30 September 2020

Questions? Contact Vicki, or Jacques Ramírez,


Wednesday, 24/06/2020, 10:00-12:00 (CEST): Webinar “Protecting the diaspora? COVID-19 and the emergency policy measures of European countries for their citizens residing abroad” in the framework of the UNIC Lecture Series “Migration and Corona”. Speaker: Daniela Vintila, Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM), University of Liege (Belgium).  

Job Openings:

University Assistant (Post-doctoral), The Department of Political Science of the University of Vienna, fixed-term employment, 4 years (40 hours/week), in Austrian Politics and EU (Migration and integration politics and/or political participation in the context of migration)

Apply via the Job Center with a letter of motivation (German or English); mention reference number 10867

Upcoming Deadline: 26 June 2020

Questions? Contact Michaela Kathan at +43-1-4277-49408

University Assistant (Post-doctoral), The Department of Political Science of the University of Vienna, fixed-term employment, 4 years (40 hours/week), in Austrian Politics and EU (Migration and integration politics and/or political participation in the context of migration)

PhD position, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, University of Bergen, 4 years, for applicants with backgrounds from different disciplines within social sciences

Deadline: 9 August 2020

SG Member News on Projects

The research migration team in Quebec (ERIQA) has launched its French podcast series, “Migration en Questions,” available on SoundCloud, Spotify, and Apple Podcast.

COST Action 16111, with the Sciences Po team of the SSHOC (Social Sciences and Humanities Open Cloud) project, launched the beta version of its EMM Survey Registry with over 150 survey metadata records from 6 COST Action-participating countries: a free online tool allowing users to search for and learn about existing quantitative surveys to ethnic and migrant minority populations, compiled by Ethmigsurveydata. Feedback welcome to Ami Saji,, CCing

The DeZIM Institute secured federal funding for TRANSMIT 2020–2022 (link in German), (phase 2 of the former ExiTT project), with representative surveys and large-N experimental research on migration in West African and Middle Eastern countries. Questions? Contact Daniel Auer at

The GLIMER project has recently published reports on the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers in Cyprus, Italy, Sweden and Scotland.

Latest Publications from SG Members

Auer, Daniel, Friederike Römer, & Jasper Tjaden. (2020). Corruption and the Desire to Leave Quasi-Experimental Evidence on Corruption as a Driver of Emigration Intentions. IZA Journal of Development and Migration, 11(1).

Barwick, Christine, & Patrick Le Galès. (2020). Work in London, love in Paris: middle class mobility over the Channel Tunnel. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Bonjour, Saskia A., & Betty de Hart. (2020). Intimate citizenship: introduction to the special issue on citizenship, membership and belonging in mixed-status families. Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power.

Bruquetas-Callejo, María, & Roberta Perna. (2020). Migration and Healthcare Reforms in Spain: Symbolic Politics, Converging Outputs, Oppositions from the Field. South European Society and Politics, 25:1, 75–98.

Carvalho, João, & Mariana Carmo Duarte. (2020). The Politicization of Immigration in Portugal between 1995 and 2014: A European Exception? Journal of Common Market Studies.

Ceccorulli, Michela, & Fabrizio Coticchia. (2020). I’ll take two. Migration, terrorism, and the Italian military engagement in Niger and Libya. Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 25(2): 174–196.

Cleton, Laura. (2020). Meelopen met de regievoerders. Over de grenzen van participeren en observeren in terugkeertrajecten van ongedocumenteerde migranten in Nederland. KWALON: Tijdschrift voor Kwalitatief Onderzoek, 25(1).

Finn, Victoria, & Sebastián Umpierrez de Reguero. (2020). Inclusive Language for Exclusive Policies: Restrictive Migration Governance in Chile, 2018. Latin American Policy, 11(1): 42–61. Open Access

Helbling, Marc, Stephan Simon, & Samuel D. Schmid. (2020). Restricting immigration to foster migrant integration? A comparative study across 22 European countries. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.       

Irgil, Ezgi. (2020). Broadening the positionality in migration studies: Assigned insider category. Migration Studies.

Lara-Guerrero, Larisa, & Maria Vivas-Romero. (2020). Latin American Transnational Political Engagement: Steering Civic Movements and Cultural Repertoires from the Global City of Brussels. In O. Cristian Norocel, A. Hellström, & M. Bak Jørgensen (Eds.), Nostalgia and Hope: Intersections between Politics of Culture, Welfare, and Migration in Europe. IMISCOE Research Series.

Martínez-Ariño, Julia (Ed). (2020). Governing Religious Diversity in Cities. Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge.

McGee, Thomas, & Zahra Albarazi. (2020). Eight Years of Displacement: Syria’s Statelessness Still Unidentified. Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration.          

Nägel, C., & M. Lutter. (2020). The Christmas Market Attack in Berlin and Attitudes Toward Refugees: A Natural Experiment with Data from the European Social Survey. European Journal for Security Research.

Naujoks, Daniel. (2020). From Passport to Pennies: Exploring the effects of dual citizenship on migrants’ remittances. Remittance Review, 5(1): 55–82.

Naujoks, Daniel. (2020). Atypical citizenship regimes: Comparing legal and political conceptualizations. Comparative Migration Studies, 8(1).

Naujoks, Daniel. (2020). Trends, Drivers and Dynamics of Flight and Migration. In D. Messner, C. Beier, & H.-J. Preuß (Eds.), Global Migration Movements. The Way Ahead – Lessons from Theory and Implementation. Milton Park and New York: Routledge.

Perna, Roberta. (2020). Institutional Tensions and Everyday Healthcare Practices for Migrants with Irregular Status in Italy. In N. Saharaoui (Ed.), Borders across Healthcare. Moral economies of healthcare and migration in Europe, pp.129–149. Oxford, New York: Berghahn Books. Open Access 

Rafiq, Samah. (2020). Linear borders, partition and identity in postcolonial South Asia. Geopolitics, 1–23.

Rahman, Mizanur Md & Rakesh Ranjan. (2020). Indian Diaspora Homeland Engagement: Education and Healthcare Sector. New Delhi: Oxford University Press.

Ruedin, Didier. (2020). Do We Need Multiple Questions to Capture Feeling Threatened by Immigrants? Political Research Exchange, 2(1).

Schmid, Samuel D. (2020). The Architecture of National Boundary Regimes: Mapping Immigration and Citizenship Policies in 23 Democracies 1980–2010. Comparative Migration Studies.

Tsourapas, Gerasimos. (2020). The Long Arm of the Arab State. Ethnic and Racial Studies, 43(2): 351–370.           

Yener-Roderburg, Inci Ö. (2020). Party organizations across borders: Top-down satellites and bottom-up alliances. The case of AKP and HDP in Germany. In T. Kernalegenn & É. van Haute (Eds.), Political Parties Abroad. A New Arena for Party Politics, pp.218–237. Abingdon, UK & New York: Routledge,      

Zufferey, J., I. Steiner, & D. Ruedin. (2020). The many forms of multiple migrations: Evidence from a sequence analysis in Switzerland, 1998 to 2008. International Migration Review.

Other Publications

Ceccorulli, Michela. (2020). The EU and Covid-19: Overcoming the lockdown mindset on migration. Global Justice Blog.

Ceccorulli, Michela, & Sonia Lucarelli. (2020). The European Union, Migration and Global Justice. GLOBUS Policy Brief 6/2020.

Langer, Johannes, Dimitra Missira, & Aleksandra Djurić-Milovanović. (2020). 1st European Policy Dialogue Forum on Refugees and Migrants. Understanding Current Challenges of Refugees and Migrants in Europe.            Athens: KAICIID Dialogue Centre.

Tsourapas, Gerasimos. (2020). The Egyptian Migration State. Federal Agency for Civic Education, Bonn, Germany.

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