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Day 18, Year of #Mygration: Migrants, supporters and researchers as brokers

A colleague who recently heard me present my research on the role of migrant staff as brokers in migrant support and advocacy organisations, asked me if I didn’t understand myself as a kind of broker too. Wasn’t I as an academic (and migrant) also in the role of a conveyor and translator of different knowledges?

24th January 2018
Senior man with laptop

Research to explore if sharing photos online could reduce loneliness

Research by  Shailey Minocha, Professor of Learning Technologies and Social Computing at the OU, is exploring if sharing photography online reduces feelings of loneliness in people aged 60 and over.

23rd January 2018
Stateless people in Italy

Day 17, Year of #Mygration: Photographing stateless people in Italy

In yesterday’s post, the words ‘practitioners and artists’ stood out to various readers who asked for more, so today we bring you On the Frontline: Photographing Stateless People in Italy.

23rd January 2018

What’s fake about fake news?

Fake news is one of the frequently-used words of 2017, but is there anything new about it and why is it so significant?

22nd January 2018
Understanding Statelessness

Day 16, Year of #Mygration: Understanding statelessness

Thinking of travelling? - don't forget your passport!

Did you know that there are more than 10 million people in the world with no citizenship at all?

22nd January 2018
Don’t panic…yet. Lwp Kommunikáció/Flickr, CC BY-SA

A huge asteroid wiped out the dinosaurs, but what danger do smaller ones pose?

A small asteroid passed relatively close to Earth this month, having been discovered just six days earlier. This might sound scary, but it’s unusual that such an object would actually collide with the Earth.

19th January 2018
Shutterstock-794452051 Vintage red book with pearl bracelet

New grant to explore the trans-European dimensions of Romanticism

An OU researcher has received a grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council to research how best to conceive and present European Romanticisms to various audiences.

19th January 2018
Parvati Raghuram

Day 15, Year of #Mygration: Parvati Raghuram and Gunjan Sondhi on politics of data collection of high-skilled immigrants

What do our migration researchers actually do to help us be ‘Open to People’? How do they make a difference to the current political debates on migration statistics, for example?

19th January 2018
Cover of publication

Day 14, Year of #Mygration: Citizenship, Immigration, ‘Race’

An excerpt from a paper to introduce a special issue on ‘Race and Crisis’ of Ethnic and Racial Studies, to be available in print in summer 2018, is posted below.

18th January 2018
Trishna Singh

Day 13, Year of #Mygration: Trishna Singh - Scottish Sikh women and girls

Trishna Singh OBE was born in Glasgow and founded a charity to help empower women and girls. The OU in Scotland @OUScotland is supporting our Year of #Mygration and drew attention to this speech by Trishna Singh, which so touched everyone at their India in Britain exhibition on 22 September 2017 to mark 70 years of independence for India, on her experiences of growing up in a migrant community.

17th January 2018

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