Just Research? (Un)Seeing Politics in a Complex World

Some reflections on Sophie Harman’s excellent new book – Seeing Politics.

The Disorder Of Things

Jo VeareyThe third post in our symposium on Sophie Harman’s Seeing Politics, from Jo Vearey. Jo is an Associate Professor and Director of the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, where she is involved in designing and coordinating research programmes, teaching, and supervising graduate students. Jo is involved in multiple international partnership, is Vice-Chair of the global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative (MHADRI), and is an Honorary Researcher at the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Edinburgh. Jo is a South African National Research Foundation rated researcher and, supported by a Wellcome Trust Investigator Award, established the Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp). With a commitment to social justice, Jo’s research explores ways to generate and communicate knowledge to improve responses to migration, health and wellbeing in the southern African region. Fundamental to her research practice is Jo’s participation…

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BMJ Series on Migration and Health

The British Medical Journal (BMJ) has launched a new series on migration and health. The first three open access articles and editorial are now online, including one I led, co-authored with Miriam Orcutt, Larry Gostin, Christy Adeola Braham and Patrick Duigan – Leave no-one behind: building alliances for the global governance of migration and health.

Global migration and health governance: opportunities and dangers

The slides from my keynote lecture at the CESSMIR Conference on Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants can be found here.  Some snapshots below.  Basically, I argue that we need to be careful with our language/discourses and we need to think about: Why we care about migration & health: what are we advocating … Continue reading Global migration and health governance: opportunities and dangers

Damaging discourses: why meanings matter in migration & health research, advocacy, and action

Here's an input I made at the CESSMIR Conference on Needs and Care Practices for Refugees and Migrants held at the University of Ghent in September 2018.  I was concerned about the lack of engagement with non-EU contexts, and the limited discussions associated with our responsibility to challenge dangerous discourses when engaging on issues associated … Continue reading Damaging discourses: why meanings matter in migration & health research, advocacy, and action

MHADRI – the Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative

Join the global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative! More here. The global Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative aims to advance evidence-informed global migration health policies and practices (through the unique international migration health researchers’ collaboration) that will improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities affected by migration. In 2016, the Migration Health Division (MHD) of … Continue reading MHADRI – the Migration, Health, and Development Research Initiative

Global Compact for Migration – final draft

The 'final draft' has now been published and health is referenced in several different paragraphs, including the call for member states to: Incorporate the health needs of migrants in national and local health care policies and plans, such as by strengthening capacities for service provision, facilitating affordable and non-discriminatory access, reducing communication barriers, and training … Continue reading Global Compact for Migration – final draft