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Day 224, Year of #Mygration: American Elections reminds us that "Muslim women are not monolithic: they are more than headscarves"

Today's blog explores how the election of the first two Muslim Women to the US House of Representatives brings new dawn to the debates on religiosity in US politics & beyond. It also discusses how the election of Rashida Tlaib led to celebrations in Palestine

13th November 2018
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Day 223, Year of #Mygration: American elections inspires residents in Ifo refugee camp 8,000 miles away

In today’s blog post, Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, Visiting Research Fellow in the OU's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership explores how Ilhan Omar, through her election to the US House of Representatives, inspired refugees in a refugee Camp she left behind twenty years ago

12th November 2018
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Day 222, Year of #Mygration: Why we should be slow to judge migrants

In this powerful blog, we learn about an encounter OU PhD student Carlos Azevedo had when serving as a lawyer. It was while representing a migrant mother, detained after a police raid at a brothel, that he was reminded him why we should never judge migrants

9th November 2018
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Day 221, Year of #Mygration: The marriage of migration and traffickers and human slavery - is that migration?

Ganiat Omolara Kazeem, a research student at the OU discusses an exploratory study into the prospects of using information & communications technologies (ICT) to trace, track and enumerate victims of trafficking, and the activities of traffickers of human beings

8th November 2018
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Day 220, Year of #Mygration: Migration 2018 - What's currently happening?

In today’s post, we delve into statistics on people risking their lives to reach Europe through the Mediterranean Sea. The data compiled by the International Organization for Migration is accessible on the OU's OpenLearn platform

7th November 2018
Dr Umut Erel

Day 219, Year of #Mygration: How time and place matter for migrants’ social mobility

In today’s post, Dr Umut Erel, a Senior Lecturer at The Open University, explores how migrants’ cultural, social and economic resources impact on their settlement in the countries of destination

6th November 2018
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Day 218, Year of #Mygration: Who is a Migrant? Experience the realities

Join us tomorrow for a workshop as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science in Belfast. Organised by Dr Gunjan Sondhi from the OU, the event will give participants an opportunity to address some of the misconceptions about immigration

5th November 2018
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Day 217, Year of #Mygration: Who are we? Art, migration and democracy

Join The Open University next week in Belfast for a Learning Lab focusing on the theme 'Who are We?'. The Learning Lab will draw on the collaborative work between the OU and Counterpoints Arts as part of Tate Exchange

2nd November 2018
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Day 216, Year of #Mygration: Mum and Dad, I want to be normal

In today's post, Dr Fidèle Mutwarasibo, a Visiting Research Fellow in The Open University's Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership, explores the experiences of migrant children who have resettled in new societies and the notion of feeling 'normal'

1st November 2018
Gwyneth Paltrow

Goop: a classicist’s take on the ‘power’ of ancient remedies

Lifestyle company Goop – founded and run by actor and businessperson Gwyneth Paltrow – was fined US$145,000 (£112,000) for making unscientific claims about products on its website: specifically, that its jade and rose quartz eggs, intended to be inserted vaginally, could help to balance hormones and regulate menstrual cycles.

1st November 2018

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