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Migrant Mothers Caring for the Future

This project investigates what shapes migrant mothers’ cultural and caring work in enabling their children to occupy a place as future citizens
September 2013 - September 2014

Migrant Mothers Caring for the Future - Creative interventions in making new citizens is an AHRC funded project that brings together a range of international, national, methodological and multidisciplinary perspectives, including contributions from the disciplines of sociology, migration studies, cultural studies, cultural geography and the creative arts, and will promote shared conversations and knowledge exchange between academic researchers, arts practitioners and policymakers.

This network aims at stimulating critical thinking and knowledge exchange on the processes that shape migrant mothers’ cultural and caring work in enabling their children to occupy a place as future citizens. This will be achieved through two sets of activities: seminar series and final conference and participatory theatre. The latter will comprise 8 workshop sessions working with a group of 8 migrant mothers, where participants will construct dramatic scenes on the topic of migration and mothering.

The project is led by Umut Erel (The Open University, CCIG member) and Tracey Reynolds (London South Bank University).

 

Project related activities and events

Seminar 1: Citizenship, Migration and Mothering - Friday 22 November 2013, from 10 to 5 (Open University in London, Camden Town). Further details on this event can be found here.

Seminar 2: Creative interventions in making new citizens - Friday 7 March, from 10 to 5 (Open University in London, Camden Town). Further details on this event can be found here

International Conference: Migrant Mothers caring for the future: creative interventions in making new citizens. Please find attached the Call for Papers for this conference - 18-19 September 2014, London South Bank University. Further details and programme can be found here.

Related website

Please visit the Migrant Mothers website for futher information.

 

Learn more about the research programme: Intimate Relationships