The main theme of the conference is Migration and Transition – Roots and Routes This 2 day interdisciplinary conference aims to create an inclusive and supportive space for post-graduate scholars, academics and community members to come together in a supportive environment, to provide a platform of critical thinking, exchange of ideas and to promote inter-relationships between academics, researchers, the community and non-academics.
18th May Thursday
Keynote: Dr Lucy Michael – hate crime and discussion
Frowynke Siegers: Community Development & Volunteer Coordinator Gateway Protection Programme – Refugee Council – talk of work with refugees and case studies
Lilly Okech-Appiah: The Human Trafficking of young girls and women from Eastern Africa to Europe
Giselle Lowe: A qualitative exploration of abortion narratives in South Africa
Keynote: Dr Athina Karatogianni Africa/ social media and discussion
Samuel North: Museums as a form of restorative justice: reality or rhetoric in South Africa?
Dr Michele Olivier: Forced Marriages: A modern form of slavery?
Nkiruka U Maduekwe: Enforcing Environmental Rights in Nigeria: Is there an African Solution to this Nigerian Problem?
16.15 – 16.45
Roundtable YASN discussion
18:00 – 20:00
Film: Talk by Tom Glinski – Community Development Worker Centre 88
Film made by refugees Centre 88 – Refugee Council
19th May Friday
Claire Chambers: ‘Like a New Titanic’: Muslim Refugee Fiction
Shriya Thakkar: Labour Migration and Gender Roles: A South Asian Perspective
Dr Shola: Boko Haram
Allison Drew: Conflict patterns in Africa
Dr Bev Orton: Decriminalising Sex Workers in South Africa
Possible screening of film on Rwanda
PM Visit to WISE/ Hull/ art exhibitions on campus and in town
For registration, and more information please email Dr Bev Orton – firstname.lastname@example.org