Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

Category Archives: Personal reflections series

Immigration control, Brexit and Northern Ireland

Guest post written by Chris Gilligan. I have done a lot of travelling between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK, and I have friends who regularly cross the … Continue reading

January 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

From Guambía to Govan: Reflections on indigenousness, immigration and cultural memories

by Dr Alvaro Francisco Huertas Rosero and Dr Svenja Meyerricks   The territory is the centre point from which resources flow – resources which make up communities, livelihoods, animals, plants, … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Name is Alison…

During the last 3 months Alison has been working in Ghana, Australia and New Zealand – all post-colonial contexts where questions of race and indigenaity are deeply implicated in the … Continue reading

December 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Divides That Bond Us

by Anna Matthews   The recent EU referendum has sparked an unwelcome change in British society. Racism and anti-immigration sentiment has always existed but it has now become acceptable in … Continue reading

July 12, 2016 · Leave a comment


  For the first time the daffodils do not bring me cheerfulness, their nodding yellow heads, incongruent, stubborn, sunshine at the wrong end of winter.   It is war time. … Continue reading

May 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

Q&A with Conor Ashleigh, documentary photographer

We speak to Conor Ashleigh, the documentary photographer behind the British Red Cross exhibition ‘Starting again – A new life in Scotland’. The families featured in the exhibition were forced … Continue reading

November 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Whose Crisis is it Anyway?

by Gareth Mulvey     ‘I’m a refugee and I don’t like being described as a crisis’. This was a voice from the floor at a conference jointly organised by … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Emergency Thinking

by Alison Phipps     The EU Interior Ministers Summit took place in Brussels on Monday with Denmark and UK predictably refusing to take on refugees arriving in other Member … Continue reading

September 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Summer and the Med…

by Keith Hammond   Summer is a time of holidays for most of us. It is a time when we forget work for a while and all the things we … Continue reading

September 14, 2015 · Leave a comment