Newsletter March 2022: ECPR Standing Group (SG) Migration and Ethnicity

SG News

Check out the panels in our SG’s endorsed section, “International Migration Governance: Policies and Practices in Diverse Societies” and stay tuned for information on the ECPR General Conference 2022 (University of Innsbruck, 22–26 August 2022).



CfP for the virtual workshop Comparative Multilevel Citizenship, hosted by York University, Canada, 9–10 May 2022. This workshop explores the impact of EU citizenship and its consequences for European integration while casting a wider eye to other forms of supranational and/or multilevel citizenship in Africa, Asia, the Americas, and elsewhere. Selected papers may be invited to be revised for publication in an edited collection or journal special issue. Deadline 11 April 2022.


CfP for the conference “Greece, Turkey and the past and present of forced migrations” at Newcastle University 5-6 September 2022, marking the centenary of the 1922 forced displacement that followed a decade of warfare between Greece and the Ottoman Empire. It offers an opportunity to reflect on how forced migrations are remembered, lived, experienced, and governed. Deadline 15 April 2022. Email a 400-word abstract and brief bio to &


Call for applications to the 2022 Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Governance, themed “Autonomy, borders, conflicts” 4–15 July 2022 at the Institute for Minority Rights, Eurac Research, Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. The interdisciplinary programme combines lectures, workshops, roundtable discussions and study visits. Applicants should be postgraduate students, civil servants, NGO representatives, journalists and other practitioners. Tuition Fee: 400€ (scholarships available). Deadline 15 April 2022. Apply through the online form. Questions? Contact


CfP for the Special Issue “Migration to the Visegrad Countries: Are they the new destinations for immigration?” in the journal Social Policy Issues (foreseen for 15 January 2023). Guest editors Maciej Duszczyk (University of Warsaw) & Viktor Glied (University of Pécs). Looking to accept 5–7 papers in English (50-60,000 characters) of original research papers of comparative research and case studies on migration processes in V4 countries. Deadline for abstracts: 15 April 2022. Acceptance 30 April; papers due 30 August. Contact


Call for projects, Interdisciplinary Colloquium for Early Stage Migration Researchers, 9-13:00 on 1 July 2022, online, hosted by MIGRAKOLLOQ. The 7th colloquium focuses on migration politics and policies; all interested early-stage researchers (PhD, early-stage post-docs, master students writing their migration thesis) to present their in-progress projects for feedback. Non-presenting participants also warmly welcome to attend. Deadline 1 May 2022 to resister through this link.


CfP for the International Symposium on Migration and Asylum in Turkey, online 20–21 June 2022, hosted by Tekirdağ Namık Kemal University. Abstract deadline 10 May 2022; Article deadline 15 June 2022.


CfP for the Special Issue “In defence of the homeland. Nation, identity and the populist radical right” in the journal Nazioni e Regioni (in English or Italian) Guest editors Matthias Scantamburlo & Valeria Tarditi. Deadline 15 May 2022.


Call for research fellowships on “Migration and Minority Issues” at Eurac Research. Eurac Research & the Autonomous Province of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy (details in Italian & in German). Migration and Minority Scholars can present ideas for funding of individual projects (duration 6–24 months, residency in Bozen/Bolzano required) on the topics of migration and minority issues. Deadline 30 May 2022. Email your project idea with an abstract (max. 500 words), topic, research question, methodology and envisaged duration) to Contact the same email with any questions.


CfP for a Special Issue on Migrants’ skills wastage in the labor market: a multidisciplinary approach for policy formation. Deadline 31 July 2022. Contact



Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Politics, University of Surrey: expected to contribute to research on civil society attitudes towards immigration, the lived experience of refugees and the development of effective dissemination activity as well as participating in research leadership and international project coordination tasks. Deadline 11 April 2022.


SG Member Activities and News

Webinar, Eurac Research Webinar Series “Diversity Matters”, Intersectionality and Minority Studies: A conversation with Bilgin Ayata (University of Graz), Angéla Kóczé (CEU), & Raphaële Xenidis (University of Edinburgh). Moderated by Verena Wisthaler (Eurac Research). 29 March 2022, 16-17:00 CET; register by 28 March.


The EMM (Ethnic and Migrant Minority) Survey Registry, developed by ETHMIGSURVEYDATASSHOC (Social Sciences and Open Cloud), and FAIRETHMIGQUANT, is a free online service for discovering and learning about existing quantitative surveys on ethnic and migrant minorities’ integration and/or inclusion. It displays metadata for more than 1,700 surveys from 34 different countries:

  1. The registry is now listed as a service on the EOSC (European Open Science Cloud) Portal, a platform improving visibility of and access to ‘European’ research/data-related services and resources. Consult the live listing for the EMM Survey Registry here.
  2. The registry serves as a resource for studying the current Ukrainian crisis: for researchers and policy-oriented professionals studying this refugee crisis, the EMM Survey Registry could serve as a helpful resource, covering 90 surveys where either Ukrainians or refugees were (one of) the target EMM respondent group(s). You can find all 22 surveys undertaken with Ukrainians hereand all 68 surveys undertaken with refugees here.

 Questions? Contact


Latest Publications from SG Members

Alnasir, S. (2021) The (Other) in Postcolonial Narratives – Literary Fallacy and Harmful Memory: An Empirical Analysis. Advocatus, 37:1–37.

Brunarska, Z. & Wiktor, S. (2022) Does Origin Matter? Ethnic Group Position and Attitudes towards Immigrants: The Case of Russia. Nationalities Papers 50(2): 219–236.

Camatarri, S., Favero, A., Gallina, M., & Luartz, L. (2022) The electoral behaviour of voters with migration backgrounds and natives at the 2015 and 2019 Swiss National Elections. Two completely different stories? Swiss Political Science Review. Online first.

Carvalho, J. (2022) Understanding the Emergence of Extreme Right Parties in Portugal in the Late 2010s. Parliamentary Affairs. Online first.

Ferrer-Gallardo, X. & Gabrielli, L. (2022) The Ceuta Border Peripeteia: Tasting the Externalities of EU Border Externalization. Journal of Borderlands Studies. Online first.

Hammoud-Gallego, O. (2022) A Liberal Region in a World of Closed Borders? The Liberalization of Asylum Policies in Latin America, 1990–2020. International Migration Review 56(1): 63–96. Open Access.

Lidén, G. & Nyhlén, J. (2022) Local Migration Policy: Governance Structures and Policy Output in Swedish Municipalities. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lutz, P. & Portmann, L. (2021) Why do states admit refugees? A comparative analysis of resettlement policies in OECD countries. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Online first.

Maas, F., Münch, S., Schader, M., & Schammann, H. (2021) The politics of uncertainty: producing, reinforcing and mediating (legal) uncertainty in local refugee reception. Introduction to the special issue. Journal of Refugee Studies 34(4): 3559–3569.

Münch, S. (2021) Creating uncertainty in the governance of arrival and return: target-group constructions in Bavarian AnkER facilities. Journal of Refugee Studies 34.

Peinhopf, A. (2022) Crossing the Conflict Divide: De facto Borders, State Belonging, and the Changing Dynamics of Enemy Relations in Abkhazia. Ethnopolitics. Online first.

Puggioni, R. (2021) Emergency, Solidarity and Responsibility: The Ethics of Face-to-Face (Border) Encounters. Journal of Borderlands Studies. Online first.

Rother, S. (2022) Global Migration Governance from below in times of COVID-19: Civil Society in “invited” and “invented” spaces. Comparative Migration Studies (10)1.

Rother, S. (2022) The “gold standard” for labour export? The role of civil society in shaping multi-level Philippine migration policies. Third World Quarterly. Online first.

Siede, A. & Münch, S. (2022) An interpretive perspective on co-production in supporting refugee families’ access to childcare in Germany. Policy & Politics. Online first.

Trandafoiu, R. (2022) The Politics of Migration and Diaspora in Eastern Europe. Media, Public Discourse and Policy. Routledge.


Click here for previous publications of SG members.


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