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Migrating Women: Mothers, Carers, Workers and Citizens Conference Report

The aims of the event were to:

(a) bring together researchers across the university with interests in female migration or the effects of migration on women and their families;

(b) alert participants about opportunities for collaborative research across disciplines and various categories (academic staff, postdoctoral and graduate members in the university and locality); and,

(c)  encourage interest in the new Japanese initiative on Migrating Women: mothers, carers, workers and citizens, which is funded by the Anglo-Daiwa Foundation. The aim here is to establish a collaborative research partnership between Cambridge University and Kobe University that focuses on the implications for social and economic policy and provision of the presence of migrant female workers, transformations in marriage patterns and the presence of migrant children.

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Launched in January 2014, by Co-Founders Professors Madeleine Arnot and Loraine Gelsthorpe, and Research Associate Dr Jessica Wheeler, the Cambridge Migration Research Network, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Endowment Fund, brings together a superb tract of migration research, spanning 23 University of Cambridge faculties, departments and centres, including researchers in anthropology, archaeology, history, politics, economics and land economy, geography, sociology, gender studies, psychology, health and education studies, management studies, linguistics, theology, criminology and law.

CAMMIGRES researchers' interests orient around the impacts of past and present migration in relation to human evolution and development, social, legal, and economic policy, governance, professional knowledge, institutional practice and social relations.