International Conference on Migrations, Development and Citizenship






The Association for the Anthropology of Social Change and Development (APAD), the Institute for Food and Resource Economics (Copenhagen University) and the Department of Social Sciences and Business (Roskilde University) organizes, with support from L'Agence Française de Développement an international conference on Migrations, Development and Citizenship, at Roskilde University, Denmark, 23-25 May 2018.


Topic for the conference is:

The current ‘migration crisis’ demands a critical engagement and rethinking of the migration-development-citizenship nexus. Human mobility and migration within and between societies have shaped the world for centuries. States have devised various means to organize and control human mobility by allowing or restraining migrants’ rights and access to resources and services.
The increased policing and tightening of African, European and American borders, represent the confluence of security, development and citizenship. Yet, restrictive policies do not prevent migration; it only redirects it. Prohibitive measures alter the ways in which migrants or refugees adapt, how they find niches in host societies, retain relations to their families at ‘home’; all affecting their sense of belonging and identity.
The conference focuses on the relation between migration and development as well as aid and humanitarian intervention and their connections to citizenship and social change. We wish to shed light on how these new patterns of migration produce new practices and conceptions of citizenship, what this means for migrant groups and host communities, and how it impacts public policies in origin, host and transit countries.



Call for Abstracts, Panel Proposal and Workshops (PDF)


Important deadlines:


2/4-2018 Deadline for all participants to submit their full papers 
9/5 Deadline for registration for the conference

Scientific Committee

Oliver Bakewell (Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK) - Sarah Botton, (AFD, France) 


Sylvie Bredeloup (IRD, France) - Elieth Eyebiyi (LASDEL, Benin) - Marion Frésia (Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland)


Eric Hahonou (Roskilde University, Denmark) - Hans Lucht (DIIS, Denmark)


Christian Lund (Copenhagen University, Denmark) - Alessandro Monsutti (Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland)


Tanja R. Müller (University of Manchester, UK) - Catherine Neveu (CNRS, France)


Giulia Scalettaris (CERAPS/Université de Lille, France) - Mahamet Timera (URMIS, Paris Diderot, France)


Simon Turner (AMIS, Denmark) - Koen Vlassenroot (Ghent University, Belgium)





Organisation Committee

Veronica Gomez-Temesio, Copenhagen University - Eric Hahonou, Roskilde University - Oumar Hamani, LASDEL


Kasper Hoffmann, Copenhagen University - Gabriella Körling, Uppsala University


Philippe Lavigne Delville, IRD, Montpellier - Christian Lund, Copenhagen University


Léo Montaz, CEPED Université Descartes - Lotte Pelckmans, AMIS Copenhagen University


Oumy Thiongane, Université de Dalhousie - Charlotte Vampo, CEPED Université Descartes


Tirza Van Bruggen, Copenhagen University






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