The conference is hosted by the Migration and Integration Research Cluster at the Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century.

ISS21 (Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st century) is an interdisciplinary research institute for the social sciences in UCC, that seeks to build, sustain and enhance research on social, economic and cultural issues that will shape Ireland during the 21st century. The Institute was established with the aid of funding from the HEA PRTLI4 programme and is affiliated to the Irish Social Science Platform (ISSP). ISS21’s key strength is its bottom-up approach to interdisciplinary and inter-institutional research collaboration. It is built on genuine interdisciplinarity and on a shared concern to address the pressing research questions facing contemporary Irish society in its wider European and global context.

The Migration and Integration Cluster brings together researchers with an interest in issues of migration, integration and cultural diversity, from a wide range of disciplines including Applied Psychology, Applied Social Studies, Education, Geography, Languages, Law, Philosophy, Sociology and Study of Religions.

Cluster members have researched and published widely in areas such as emigration and austerity, asylum and social services, gender and migration, narratives of identity, place and belonging, institutional racism, models of integration, child trafficking, transnational families, multiculturalism and human rights, migrant children, international justice, travel writing and religion and migrant identities.

Conference Organising Committee

Caitríona Ní Laoire, Alastair Christie, Linda Connolly, Pat Crowley, Claire Dorrity, Kathy Glavanis, Eileen Hogan, Tomás Kelly, Karl Kitching, Piaras Mac Éinrí, David Ralph, Yafa Shanneik, Angela Veale, Allen White


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