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Call for Papers

Identities and (trans)nationalisms in mixed families : transmission, agency and social constraints


International Conference
University of Al Akhawayn, Ifrane, Maroc
October 17-19, 2018
Josiane Le Gall, Catherine Therrien, Karine Geoffrion

Call for Paper – Deadline March 30 2018

Mixed couples and families do not constitute a new phenomenon. However, due to the intensity of recent migration flows, the rapid developments in transport and communication technologies and the processes of globalization and transnationalism, opportunities and occurrences of transnational relationships and marriages have multiplied, involving individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Couples and families worldwide increasingly defy national, cultural, linguistic and religious homogamous norms and boundaries, leading to an “internationalization of intimacy” (Beck et Beck-Gernsheim, 2014). Hence the number of mixed couples and people with mixed ancestries has augmented significantly and has contributed to the development of kinship related transnational networks and specific forms of mobility practices across national borders, in Western and non-Western countries alike.


Upcoming conferences


Parcours de résilience: accompagner les réfugiés suite aux traumas


Conference of Centre d’expertise sur le bien-être et l’état de santé physique des réfugiés et des demandeurs d’asile in collaboration with SHERPA Research Centre
October 16-17, 2018
New Residence Hall
3625 Park Avenue

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Challenging Migrant Detention:
Human Rights, Advocacy and Mental Health


 (The conference will be principally in English)


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Conference:  June 19-21  2018

New Residence Hall,
3625 Park Ave, Montreal, QC

As forcible displacement increases, notions of the unwanted “Other”, the “illegal” migrant, and the “bogus” refugee are increasingly prominent in public discourse of destination countries, lending support to stringent border control policies whereby states incarcerate asylum seekers, undocumented migrants and other foreign nationals in immigration detention centres, prisons and camps. This structural violence primarily targets racialized populations from the Global South.

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McGill Division of Social & Transcultural Psychiatry Advanced Study Institute Workshop (June 19)

The Advanced Study Institute Workshop is intended for researchers, practitioners and advocates working on immigration detention issues. Spaces are limited. If you are interested in taking part in the workshop, please contact Marie-Eve Paré, coordinator, with a brief description of your interests regarding immigration detention at marie-eve.pare.ccomtl@ssss.gouv.qc.ca

Funding : Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Connections Grant), SHERPA Research Centre, McGill Division of Social and Transcultural Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital Department of Psychiatry, Oxford University Faculty of Law.