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Migration and mobilities

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A major concern of the 20th and 21st centuries has been the migration of people across and within borders. Dr Parvati Raghuram has contributed to debates in this interdisciplinary field including work on the drivers of migration, multiculturalism and diversity, care workers and transnational professionals, and intercultural competencies. This incorporates research on mobilities, that is the means by which people move and interact, in and between cities and countries, destabilising and co-constituting subjectivities and cultural practices. A new research project of this research strand is titled Gender, skilled migration and IT: A comparative study of India and the UK. Dr George Revill’s work on railways and transport infrastructure is another example of work in this area, informed by phenomenological and sociotechnical approaches to mobility.

Qualifications available:

PhD and MPhil


For detailed information on current fees visit Fees and funding.

Entry requirements:

Minimum 2:1 (or equivalent)

Potential research projects

Applications are welcome to study any topic that resonates with the concerns of the OpenSpace Research Centre or Geography discipline more broadly.

Current/recent research projects

Gender, skilled migration and IT: A comparative study of India and the UK

Further information

If you have an enquiry specific to this research area please contact:

Andrea Yorke
+44 (0)1908 654456

For general enquiries please contact the Research Degrees Team via the link under 'Your Questions' on the right of the page.