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Call for papers Research in impact workshop: Refugees, New speakers and Global Law

Call for papers Research in impact workshop: Refugees, New speakers and Global Law

This Research Impact in Action workshop seeks to address the question of how scholars working at the intersection of law and sociolinguistics can contribute to shaping professional practice and policy and create on the ground impact within the field of migration and asylum. In this small event we aim to have presentations on grounded research related to refugees and asylum processes. Through workshops titled ‘Bridging the gap between research, policy and practice’ and Workshop: ‘Voice and Research Impacts’ we will discuss how to create impact in policy and practice through collaboration between different stakeholder groups and academics in the fields of law and socio-linguistics.

Migration and asylum issues lie at the intersection between law and sociolinguistics. Exploring the discursive elements of migration provides another method to understand the legal conditions newly arrived migrants encounter. Refugees, policymakers and the many people that work in the legal and justice systems are important stakeholders. Their engagement at various stages is crucial to understand the discourses and issues we discussed above. Grounded research of these conditions also influences how research can create tools for policymakers and shape what occurs in the practice of law. In highlighting social discourses, linguistic and legal practices, we aim to push further and raise the question of how scholars can create impact in how law is experienced on the ground from the perspective of refugees and those that work in the system.

We would ask scholars to consider their research from the perspective of stakeholders, improving relationships or ‘pathways’ for impact, potential issues affecting practice or tools to create change.  

Please see the attached for more information on the Call for papers and the suggested Event plan. The deadline for abstracts is 20th January 2017.

For further information the workshop please contact:

  • Kiran Kaur at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dr. Massimiliano Spotti: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Dr. Cassie Smith-Christmas: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please feel free to disseminate this call in your networks and to forward to those who may be interested. Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you.

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