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Month: January 2020





Dear Colleagues:
Happy New Year!

Welcome to the CRN 11 January 2020 Newsletter, our first issue in volume 2. We have entered the second decade of the second millennia, and we are excited about all the potential it has for our network.

As collaborators, we are eagerly anticipating our participation in three conferences and one summer school: ASRF, LSA, IASFMand ACU Summer School.

We are excited about the publication of Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys Across the Globe on 15 January 2020. To order your copy with a 30 per cent discount, use the code LEX30AUTH20 when purchasing from Rowman and Littlefield.

CRN 11 is also in the final stage of organizing presentations for Law and Society 2020. We need chairs and discussants for our sessions. Please contact us if you are interested. Remember to register for LSA 2020.

Are you interested in sharing your research work and experience on the CRN 11 platform? We would like to hear from you.  Be the first to get your piece featured as a guest blogger on the CRN 11 website.

CRN11 is in search of an editor for the monthly newsletter. Please send a cover letter and CV to and


Deadly Voyages: Migrant Journeys Across the Globe explores the burdens and impact of perilous migration, while considering which laws, policies, practices, and venues might establish empathy and protection for migrants. This interdisciplinary volume envisions and calls for a transformation in migration policy, motivated by the common goal of drastically reducing the peril migrants face when compelled to make their treacherous journeys. All contributors to this volume agree on the inadequacy of current approaches and the dire need for change in global migration law and policy. Therefore, the book seeks to inform, educate, persuade, and facilitate newer or less-heard perspectives, toward wider participation and influence within the forced migration policy debate. Guided by the famous advice of Karl Marx that the point should be changing the world rather than merely analyzing or interpreting it, the contributors suggest practical measures to fix the current gap in responses to migrant peril, along with strategies for diagnosing, countering, and promoting human romoting human dignity and social justice, with the aim of preventing future deaths and injuries in migrant journeys across the globe.


Humans are a migratory species. Migration has enriched the world in so many ways. It has also brought out the worst among humankind. Deadly Voyages provides a collection of carefully studied accounts of the trials and tribulations of migration. It provides readers a deeper perspective into the human failings around migration and the resulting divisions and harms.
— Shafik Dharamsi, University of Texas at El Paso

An extremely timely and invaluable contribution to migration policy and scholarship. It offers a vivid and incisive account of migrants forced to take treacherous voyages by bringing together compelling empirical materials across the globe. This interdisciplinary book deserves wider readership among those interested in gaining deep insights into the dilemma and aspirations embedded in these journeys.
— Naohiko Omata, Oxford University

Deadly Voyages is a must-read text for anyone seeking to fully understand the true scale and multi-faceted impact of displacement in today’s seemingly ever-hostile world.
— Ben Hudson, University of Lincoln

To order your copy with a 30 per cent discount, use the code LEX30AUTH20 when purchasing from Rowman and Littlefield.


Call For Members: Research and Development Committee

CRN 11 is currently recruiting members to join Magdalena Krystyna Butrymowicz who leads the Research and Development Committee. Those interested, please email Magdalena:

Call For Volunteers

CRN 11 is currently recruiting volunteers to lead the Advertisement and Promotion Committee. Those interested, please send a cover letter and CV to

Call for Editorial Board Members and Reviewers

The Journal of Internal Displacement is accepting applications for editorial board membership and reviewers. All interested should email:

Call for Journal: Journal of Internal Displacement

The Journal of Internal Displacement is accepting application for a research assistant. For more information contact, Veronica Fynn Bruey, Editor-In-Chief:

Become a Research Collaborator

Interested in being a bona fide research collaborator with CRN 11? Email for details on how to apply.

Guest Blogger on CRN 11

Do you have an interesting story to tell about internal and international migration and displacement? All CRN 11 members are invited to be a guest blogger for our monthly newsletter.  Please submit your stories to and


International President’s Entrance Scholarships 2020 at University of Western Ontario, Canada. Deadline: 14 February 2020.

SOAS Master’s Scholarships 2020, University of London, UK. Deadline: 20 February 2020.

International Undergraduate Excellence Awards 2020 at University of Nottingham, UK. Deadline: 13 March 2020.

Two days short course on Palestine Refugees and International Law, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul, Turkey. Date: 13-14 March 2020.

Call for Chapter Proposals – The Never-Ending Journey: Cultural Representations of Central American Migration in the 21st Century. Deadline: 31 March 2020.

Journal of Transient Migration – call for submission on Contemporary dynamics of the future of work, the platform economy and transient migrants. Deadline: 15 July 2020.

PhD Scholarships for UQIDAR joint-PhD Program 2020, Australia and India, University of Queensland. Deadline: 31 December 2020.


Law and Society Review Symposium

Law & Society Review Symposium: Facing Immigration Detention Revised Submission. Deadline: 15 February 2020

Inequalities, Peace, Conflict, and Justice in Turkey – Workshop

The “Inequalities, Peace, Conflict, and Justice in Turkey” workshop, 6-7 March, Lund University, Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Turkey.

The Fifth Liberal Education Conference

The Fifth Liberal Education Conference on the theme of Liberal Education in Era of Migration, Refugee Crises, and Decolonization, Medicine Hat College and Mount Royal University, 7 March 2020, Medicine Hat College and Mount Royal University, Alberta, Canada.

The 2021 MLA Convention on the Theme of Persistence

Citizen Acts, MLA Toronto, 7-10 January 2021. Contact Joanna Davis-McElligatt at by 15 March 2020.

African Studies and Research Forum 24th Annual Conference

African Studies and Research Forum 24th Annual Conference, The African Condition: Challenges and Prospects, 26-28 March 2020, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Penn State University’s African Studies Program

Penn State University’s African Studies Program 7th Annual Conference titled: “Africa on the Rise! 60 years after 1960”, 17-18 April 2020, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA.

Under the European Asylum Rainbow

Under the European Asylum Rainbow:Intersectional Queer Challenges 2020, 29 April 2020, Campus Westend Festsaal Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany.

International Conference at Universidad de la Salle

Boundaries of the Natural: Matter, Territory, Community (Limites de lo natural: Materia, Territorio, Comunidad), 28-30 May2020, Universidad de la Salle, Bogotá, Colombia

Law and Society Annual Meeting

Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Rule and Resistance, 28-31 May 2020, Denver, Colorado, USA.

IARCEES 43rd Annual International Conference

Environment, Territory, Mobility: The 43rd Annual International Conference of the Irish Association for Russian, Central and East European Studies, 7-8 May 2020, University College Dublin, Ireland.

Armenia and Byzantium Without Borders III

Armenia & Byzantium Without Borders III’ Austrian Academy of Sciences, 8–10 May 2020, Vienna, Austria.

Summer School – Central Eurasian Studies Society

Summer School – Innovations in Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction, 29 June – 3 August 2020, CEU, Hungary.


International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Biannual Conference IASFM18, Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy, 27-30 July 2020, University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana.

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School

Association of Commonwealth University Summer School 2020, The Migration Generation? Climate, Youth and Refugees, 2-10 August 2020, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana.

Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration, and Development

Visit the Maastricht Centre for Citizenship, Migration and Development, Maastricht University, The Netherlands for a list of events on Migration.


Queer Muslim Asylum in Germany Newsletter: The first of its kind produced by Dr Mengia Tschalaer.

Mobilités, circulations et frontières: Migrations, mobilités et développement en Afrique Tome 1 by Elieth Peyebiyi and Angele Flora Mendy.

Stratégies familiales, diasporas et investissements: Migrations, mobilités et développement en Afrique Tome 2 by Elieth Peyebiyi and Angele Flora Mendy.

Displacement: Global Conversations on Refuge by Silvia Pasquetti and Romola Sanyal

Displaced: A Holocaust Memoir and the Road to a New Beginning by Linda Schwab and Todd M Mealy

Forced Migration Research: From Theory to Practice in Promoting Migrant Well-Being – Proceedings of a Workshop by Steve Olson and Maly K Majmundar.

The Political Philosophy of Refuge by David Miller and Christine Straehle.


Freedom United, Indian schoolgirl hero leads new anti-trafficking campaign, 30 January 2020.

Oumar Ba, This tiny African country got the UN’s top court to investigate Myanmar for genocide, 29 January 2020.

Amnesty International, UN landmark case for people displaced by climate change, 20 January 2020.

UNHCR, Key takeaways from the Global Refugee Forum, 17 January 2020.

UN, New El Salvador law, a victory for forced displacement victims, 10 January 2020.

The Local, Austria court strikes down law aimed at cutting benefits for migrants, 17 December 2019.


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