Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

The Academic Border Guard

  And they will say of me that despite it all, I was a border guard. That I assigned my signature to the papers which monitored and revealed the whereabouts … Continue reading

February 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

The immigration debate, what debate?

by Chris Gilligan   The British public are hostile towards immigration and immigrants. That is the received wisdom. Or at least it was until the summer of 2015. Then it … Continue reading

February 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Cultural Exclusion of Irregular Maritime Arrivals

by Louis Everuss   In November last year, David Radford and Louis Everuss from the Hawke-EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations, and Cultural Transformations, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Challenges of Visible Migrant Settlement in Regional Australia

by David Radford   In November last year, David Radford and Louis Everuss from the Hawke-EU Centre for Mobilities, Migrations, and Cultural Transformations, Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Queens of Syria and Cartographers

This month is World Day of Social Justice.  To mark this day of significance, on Wednesday 10th February GRAMNet and BEMIS film series presents a double-bill: Yasmin Fedda’s Queens of Syria … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Calais “jungle” today: France’s shame*

Slammed by the courts and a report by the Defender of Rights, the government must stop making the already difficult conditions of migrants even worse   by Anne Chatelain and … Continue reading

January 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Karski & The Lords of Humanity (2015)

  …a film by Slawomir Grünberg. Wednesday 27th January is Holocaust Memorial Day and GRAMNet/BEMIS film series brings you a brand new documentary, by outstanding documentary filmmaker and prestigious Emmy-award … Continue reading

January 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Religion in the lives of African migrants in the UK

by Dr Dominic Pasura     There is growing interest among the public, policymakers and academics in the importance of religion in defining identity and community, particularly among migrant ethnic … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Refugees Welcome? The struggle isn’t over on reaching the UK

by Lisa Matthews, coordinator at Right to Remain.     In recent months, the light of compassion and solidarity has rightly been shone on the perilous journeys refugees make in … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Language of Asylum

by Steve Kirkwood   ‘Refugees’? ‘Asylum seekers’? ‘Economic migrants’? ‘Illegal migrants’? The terms used to describe people fleeing persecution and conflict are extremely important and shape both the political and … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment
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