Interdisciplinary Research: Melding Methodologies, Theories and Research Identities in Migration Studies

Event details

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2021
Time: 10.00am - 11.20am (AEDT)

The Migration, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (MEM) group of The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) hosts the next event in our ‘NextGenMEM Conversations About...’ series in collaboration with The Research Centre for Refugees, Migration, and Humanitarian Studies and the Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation Policies (CONREP). The series builds on the success and work of the 2019 NextGenMEM Symposium for postgraduate and early career researchers, providing an opportunity to engage more deeply with contemporary migration research challenges.

The NextGenMEM Conversations About… Interdisciplinary Research: Melding Methodologies, Theories and Researcher Identities in Migration Studies invited an esteemed panel of speakers whose careers span multiple fields of interest to migration studies to discuss their own experiences, challenges, and solutions for researching migration across different disciplines; Professor Joy Damousi, Associate Professor Finex Ndhlovu, and Dr Ágnes (Ági) Szabó.

This event focused on the complexity concerning interdisciplinary research in migration, ethnicity, and multiculturalism.

The session also invited three Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates to share a key challenge they are facing in their interdisciplinary migration research.

Speakers addressed topics such as:

  • Navigating theories and methodologies for interdisciplinary migration research
  • Managing conflicting demands of dominant frames of reference across multiple disciplines
  • Key challenges and solutions in conceptualising, implementing, and reporting interdisciplinary migration research
  • Interdisciplinary migration research for impact
  • Planning a career as an interdisciplinary migration researcher
  • Publishing interdisciplinary migration research
  • Funding for interdisciplinary migration research

The project is co-funded by The Australian Sociological Association, The Research Centre for Refugees, Migration, and Humanitarian Studies at Australian Catholic University, and the European Union under the Erasmus+ Programme - Jean Monnet Activities (599660 EPP-1-2018-1-AU-EPPJMO-NETWORK)