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Day 231, Year of #Mygration: Migration in the Age of National State

Following yesterday’s post that looked at mapping the margins of Europe through the lens of race, migration & belonging, today Dr Agnes Czajka, Senior Lecturer at The Open Universitydiscusses the relationship between nation-state building & its borders and migration

22nd November 2018
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Day 230, Year of #Mygration: Mapping the Margins of Europe: Race, Migration and Belonging

In today’s post we highlight an article titled ‘Mapping the Margins of Europe: Race, Migration and Belonging by Dr Agnes Czajka from the OU & Professor Jennifer Suchland from Ohio State University The article reminds us of the need to contextualise our debates on migration

21st November 2018

OU makes science research open to all

Stephen Serjeant, OU Professor of Astronomy, is leading on the European Science Cluster of Astronomy & Particle Physics ESFRI Research Infrastructures (ESCAPE) launched today (20 November 2018).

20th November 2018
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Day 229, Year of #Mygration: Critical Race/Religion Readings of ‘White Crisis’ in Science Fiction Dystopia

Dr Syed Mustafa Ali, Lecturer and Convenor of the Critical Information Studies Research Group at The Open University traces the history of 'White Crisis' and reminds us of the importance of being open to diversity in today’s globalised world

20th November 2018
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Day 228, Year of #Mygration: A window of opportunity or trap? Refugees’ employment in migrant support organisations

In today's post, Dr Sara de Jong, Visiting Fellow at The Open University, discusses the concept of “refugeeness”, highlighting how refugees are often locked in frontline services rather than having mobility in the organisations employing them

19th November 2018
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Day 227, Year of #Mygration: Welcome to the UK! How long will you be staying?

OU PhD student Jo Vincett shares insights into her research coupled with her learning as a befriending volunteer at Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre. She outlines the current state of affairs of immigration-related detention in the United Kingdom

16th November 2018
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Discovery of new planet “over three times more massive than the Earth”

OU researchers are part of an international team which has discovered a new planet orbiting the closest single star to the Sun.

15th November 2018
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Researching the needs of seriously ill young people

The Open University Sexuality Alliance with Hospice UK have received funding to explore the sex, relationships and intimacy needs in the lives of young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening conditions, as part of an initiative being launched today (15 November 2018) to support seriously ill young people.

15th November 2018
Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan, author of the report

Day 226, Year of #Mygration: When Facts Don’t Matter

Yesterday's blog explored how migration terminology mirrors the way the majority population perceives 'foreigners'. A report by Natalia Banulescu-Bogdan discusses the challenges faced by migration & integration advocates in the era of alternative facts & fake news

15th November 2018
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Catalonia: a year on, political prisoners go unnoticed by the rest of the world

After an unofficial referendum in October 2017, the pro-independence political parties in the Catalan parliament unilaterally declared independence from Spain. In response, the Spanish government invoked Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution which effectively suspended the region’s autonomy.

14th November 2018

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