Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

Film Series: Destierros

It’s November – it’s International Day for Tolerance! We celebrate and raise awareness for the importance of tolerance, understanding and kindness amidst conflict and extremism. Our pick for this occasion … Continue reading

November 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Divides That Are Breaking Us

by Naomi Head   Recent attacks in Nice, Munich, Normandy, Wuerzburg, Reutlingen, Ansbach and Paris have shocked European citizens to the core. Some of these attacks have been linked to … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

On Brexit: The Sovereignty Trap*

by Chris Gilligan   The debate on the United Kingdom’s (UK’s) future in the European Union (EU) is a confused, confusing and largely negative one. Both the Leave (Brexit) and … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mrs Temple’s Watch

by Andy Smith, Sociology, University of Glasgow   In 1911 Mrs Temple, of Yoker Road, won a prize. The prize was given to her on account of her being the … Continue reading

May 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Our convener Alison Phipps recently visited camps in Calais and Dunkirk, accompanied by the SNP’s Justice and Home Affairs team at Westminster. The four-day visit was aimed at highlighting the … Continue reading

May 18, 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

Drowning at sea, washed up bodies, body bags and coffins: The new normal

by Teresa Piacentini   The new normal. A popular expression that captures the following: a previously unfamiliar or atypical situation that has become standard, usual, or expected. This is how … Continue reading

March 25, 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

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 new Immigration bill – the  criminalization of work and everyday bordering*

by Georgie Wemyss     In last month’s Queen’s speech, the Conservative government pledged to introduce a new Immigration Act that will create an offence of  ’illegal working’  enabling the … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 1 Comment