Migration and citizenship: Evidence from two referendums


Migration and citizenship: Evidence from two referendums
Event on 2016-09-02 09:30:00
Migration and citizenship: evidence from two referendums University of the West of Scotland, Paisley Campus, 2nd September 2016 Keynote speaker: Professor Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh) The two recent referendums in the United Kingdom: the Scottish Independence Referendum and the Referendum on EU membership (Brexit) are of great social significance, yet sociological research has not engaged with the question in any depth. This one-day seminar attempts to fill this gap by debating the observable and expected consequences of a radically changed relationship between Scotland, the UK, and the EU. In particular, the event brings together research examining the observable and expected consequences of the two referendums on diverse forms of citizenship (national, sub-national and transnational) and mobility. This one-day seminar is organised around a keynote talk (professor Jo Shaw) and paper presentations discussing the following topics:  The experiences of the ‘Brexit’ and the Scottish Independence Referendum and its effect on EU migrants resident in Scotland and the rest of the UK;  Sentiments of regional (versus national and transnational) belonging among Scotland’s population (including EU and non-EU migrants) in the context of the Independence Referendum and the EU Referendum; The experiences of national, sub-national and transnational citizenship among diverse population in the UK (including EU and non-EU migrants) in the context of the Independence Referendum and the EU Referendum Registration is free of charge. Lunch and refreshments will be provided (please advise the organisers if you have any special dietary requirements).  The programme for the event is as follows Please note that all sessions will take place at University West of Scotland – D141 (search for D block in this map of the campus) 9:00  – 9.30 Registration (D block at Paisley campus, University of the West of Scotland) 9. 40 – Welcome (D141) Professor Robert Pyper, Assistant Dean (Research and Enterprise) University of the West of Scotland Dr Emilia Pietka-Nykaza, University of the West of Scotland  9.50 – 10.50 Keynote: “Brexit, free movement and Scotland” Professor Jo Shaw, University of Edinburgh  10.50 – 11.05 Question and answer 11.05 – 11.20 Coffee break  (D130) 11.20 – 12.20 Paper session:  Securities, Insecurities and Youth Transitions in the context of Scottish Independence Referendum and Brexit  Chair of the session – Professor Derek McGhee, University of Southampton Securities/Insecurities and EU citizenship: attitudes of migrants from Central and Eastern Europe to two referendums – Paulina Trevena, University of Glasgow Independence? Young people, political engagement and transitions to adulthood after the Scottish Independence Referendum – Maddie Breeze, Queen Margaret University  12.20 – 13.30 Lunch  (D 130) 13.40 – 14.40 – Paper session:  Refugee cases in the context of Independence referendum and Brexit Chair of the session – Dr Emilia Pietka-Nykaza, University of West of Scotland  Migration & Citizenship: Asylum Seekers' Identity Formations & Implications for an independent Scotland and UK Brexit – Amadu Khan , International Commission on Survivor-Centred Disaster Recovery (ICSCDR), and  The Welcoming Association, Edinburgh Refugee rights and experiences in the context of the two referendums in Scotland: Elodie Milard/ Wafa Shaheen Scottish Refugee Council – title TBC 14:45 – 15.00 Coffee break (D130) 15.00 – 16.00 – Paper session: Scottish values and national identity and national community in the context of the Scottish Independence and Brexit  Chair of the session – Professor Colin Clark – University of the West of Scotland  ‘Bloody Jocks’ (The Scots in England): Certainly Uncertainty and Change? Murray Stewart Leith and Duncan Sim, University of West of Scotland  ‘Scottish values’, national community, and its boundaries – Minna Liinpää, University of Glasgow  16. 05 – 16.15 Closing remarks/ advanced notice of the 3rd seminar ‘Legacy of ‘Brexit’ at University of Southampton in March/April 2017 Emilia Pietka-Nykaza This event is part of the research seminar series ‘The sociology of ‘Brexit’ Citizenship, belonging and mobility in the context of the British referendum on EU membership’ funded by The Sociological Review Foundation. Directions to the campus from the nearby Paisley Gilmour Street train station can be found below. Please click here to see a map of the Paisley campus.  For more information on the seminar series visit the website or Facebook page Please contact emilia.pietka-nykaza@uws.ac.uk if you have any questions about any of the above.

at University of the West of Scotland
Paisley Campus, Room D143 , High Street ( Entrance is via Main Reception)
Paisley, United Kingdom

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