Expertise and publications

Migrants’ identity and integration

Key Members: Dr Zana Vathi, Dr Daniel Gordon, Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu, Prof Kevern Verney, Dr Tasleem Shakur, Samantha Carney, Niroshan Ramachandran.

Vathi, Z. (2019). Barriers to (Re)integration: The Roma Return to the Western Balkans. Working paper no. 95 of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. Available at: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=mwp95.pdf&site=252

Vathi, Z., Duci, V. and Dhembo, E. (2016). Homeland (dis)integration: Educational experience, children and return migration to Albania. International Migration 54 (3): 159-172.

Vathi, Z. (2015). Migrating and Settling in a Mobile World: Albanian Migrants and their Children in Europe. IMISCOE Research, Dordrecht: Springer

Vathi, Z. and Duci, V. (2016). Making other dreams: The impact of migration on the psychosocial wellbeing of Albanian-origin children upon their families’ return to Albania. Childhood 23 (1): 53-68.

Vathi, Z. (2013). Transnational Orientation, Cosmopolitanism and Integration among Albanian-origin teenagers in Tuscany. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39 (6): 903-919.

Gordon, D. (2015). ‘From Militancy to History: Sans Frontière and Immigrant Memory at the Dawn of the 1980s’ in Emile Chabal, ed, France since the 1970s: history, politics and memory in an age of uncertainty (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), pp. 115-128 Immigrants And Intellectuals: May ’68 And The Rise Of Anti-Racism In France(London: Merlin Press, 2012)

Gordon, D. (2005). ‘The Back Door of the Nation State: Political Expulsions and Continuity in Twentieth Century France’, Past and Present, no 186 (February 2005), pp. 201-232

Shakur, T. (1999) ‘Growing Muslim Community, Islamic Identity and the Development of Mosques in a European Setting: A Case Study of Lancashire, UK,’ In Abdullah Eben Saleh, M.E. and Feda Aljojanie, A (eds) Refereed volume of Symposium on Mosque Architecture, King Saud University, Riyadh: Kingdom of Saudia Arabia, pp133-148.

Martynowicz, A. and Jarman, N. (2009) New Migration, Equality and Integration Issues and Challenges for Northern Ireland. Institute for Conflict Research.

Toucas, S. and A. Martynowicz (2008) Investigation into the Role of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses in the Recruitment and Employment of Migrant Workers in Northern Ireland. Institute for Conflict Research.

Diasporas, media and representation

Key Members: Dr Ruxandra Trandafoiu, Prof Kevern Verney, Dr Daniel Gordon, Antonina Anisimovich, Loreen Chikwira.

Vathi, Z. (2019). Barriers to (Re)integration: The Roma Return to the Western Balkans. Working paper no. 95 of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research. Available at: https://www.sussex.ac.uk/webteam/gateway/file.php?name=mwp95.pdf&site=252

Vathi, Z., Duci, V. and Dhembo, E. (2016). Homeland (dis)integration: Educational experience, children and return migration to Albania. International Migration 54 (3): 159-172.

Vathi, Z. (2015). Migrating and Settling in a Mobile World: Albanian Migrants and their Children in Europe. IMISCOE Research, Dordrecht: Springer

Vathi, Z. and Duci, V. (2016). Making other dreams: The impact of migration on the psychosocial wellbeing of Albanian-origin children upon their families’ return to Albania. Childhood 23 (1): 53-68.

Vathi, Z. (2013). Transnational Orientation, Cosmopolitanism and Integration among Albanian-origin teenagers in Tuscany. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39 (6): 903-919.

Gordon, D. (2015). ‘From Militancy to History: Sans Frontière and Immigrant Memory at the Dawn of the 1980s’ in Emile Chabal, ed, France since the 1970s: history, politics and memory in an age of uncertainty (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015), pp. 115-128 Immigrants And Intellectuals: May ’68 And The Rise Of Anti-Racism In France(London: Merlin Press, 2012)

Gordon, D. (2005). ‘The Back Door of the Nation State: Political Expulsions and Continuity in Twentieth Century France’, Past and Present, no 186 (February 2005), pp. 201-232

Shakur, T. (1999) ‘Growing Muslim Community, Islamic Identity and the Development of Mosques in a European Setting: A Case Study of Lancashire, UK,’ In Abdullah Eben Saleh, M.E. and Feda Aljojanie, A (eds) Refereed volume of Symposium on Mosque Architecture, King Saud University, Riyadh: Kingdom of Saudia Arabia, pp133-148.

Martynowicz, A. and Jarman, N. (2009) New Migration, Equality and Integration Issues and Challenges for Northern Ireland. Institute for Conflict Research.

Toucas, S. and A. Martynowicz (2008) Investigation into the Role of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses in the Recruitment and Employment of Migrant Workers in Northern Ireland. Institute for Conflict Research.

Refugees, migration policy and law

Key Members: Dr Mariagiulia Giuffré, Dr Agnieszka Martynowicz, Dr Steven Hirschler, Dr Zana Vathi, Isa Inuwa Dutse, Samantha Carney, Niroshan Ramachandran.

Giuffré M (with Moreno Lax V) (2017, forthcoming), ‘The Raise of Consensual Containment: From “Contactless Control” to ‘Contactless Responsibility’ for Migratory Flows’, The Research Handbook on International Refugee Law, Satvinder Juss (eds), Edward Elgar Publishing

Giuffré M, (Forthcoming) “Access to Asylum at Sea? Non-refoulement and a Comprehensive Approach to Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations”  in Moreno Lax, V. and Papastavridis, E. (eds) ‘Boat Refugees and Migrants at Sea: A Comprehensive Approach Integrating Maritime Security with Human Rights’.

Gauci, J.P., Giuffré M. & Tsourdi, L., (eds.) (2015), Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges, Brill, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

Giuffré, M. (2013), ‘Readmission Agreements and Refugee Rights: from a Critique to a Proposal’Refugee Survey Quarterly, Vol. 32, Issue 3, p. 79.

Giuffré, M. (2012), ‘State Responsibility beyond Borders: What Legal Basis for Italy’s Push-Back to Libya?’International Journal of Refugee Law, Vol. 24, Issue 4, p. 692.

Verney, K. (2018) ‘“The Alt-Right in the United States, Immigration, Mass Migration and Refugees’, in Alan Waring (ed.), The New Authoritarianism: A Risk Analysis of the Alt-Right Phenomenon (Hannover: Ibidem Verlag, 2018/19), 7,000 word book chapter to be submitted by 30 April 2018.

Vathi, Z. and King, R. (2013). ‘Have you got the Britísh?’ Narratives of Migration and Settlement of Albanian-origin Immigrants in London. Journal of Ethnic and Racial Studies, 36 (11): 1829-1848.

Vathi, Z. (2015). Addressing Migration of Unaccompanied Minors from and through the Western Balkans. Regional Report. Vienna.

Arts, health and wellbeing

Key Members: Rosa Fong, Prof Owen Evans, Dr Yiannis Koufonikos, Sophie Kelly, Gergana Ganeva, Dr Zana Vathi.

Fong, R. Red – British film on a British-Chinese culture clash

Vathi, Z., Dhembo, E. and Duci, V. (2018). Social protection and return migration: the role of transnational and transtemporal developmental gaps in the Albania-Greece migration corridor. Journal of Migration and Development – doi.org/10.1080/21632324.2018.1534377.

Fong, R. Ways to know you’re Chinese – on second and third generation Chinese children identities of the British Chinese diaspora

Koufonikos, Y. (2017) 722 TMX Batallion – documentary on refugee camps in Greece

Vathi, Z. and King, R. (Eds.) (2017). Return Migration and Psychosocial WellbeingDiscourses, Policy Making and Outcomes for Migrants and their Families. London: Routledge

Vathi, Z. (2017). The interface between return migration and psycho-social wellbeing. In Vathi, Z. and King, R. (Eds.): Return Migration and Psychosocial Wellbeing: Discourses, Policy-Making and Outcomes for Migrants and their Families. London: Routledge.

Locality, urban space and diversity

Key Members: Dr Tasleem Shakur, Dr Zana Vathi, Samantha Carney.

Shakur, T,. (2005) Cities in Transition: Transforming Architecture, Planning and the Global Built Environment. Lancashire: Open House Press

Shakur, T., Isalm, I., and Masood, J. (2010) ‘What Culture, whose Space and which technology? The Contested Transformation and the Changing Historic Built Environment of South Asia,’ International journal of Architectural Research, Vol. 4(1), pp. 91-108.

Leeming, K., and Shakur, T. (2008) ‘Emerging Problems of Urban Regeneration in a Multiple Deprived Area of Bijlmermeer (Amsterdam),’ Urban Planning Overseas Journal. China Academy of Urban Planning Design CAUPD, Beijing.

Vathi, Z. (2012). Local identities, Incorporation and Identification of Albanian Immigrants in Florence. Modern Italy, 17 (1): 51-68.

Vathi, Z. and Burrell, K. (2020). The making and unmaking of an urban diaspora: the role of the physical environment and materialities in belongingness, boundary-making and mobilisation in Toxteth, Liverpool. Urban Studies – accepted/in press.