AAC : 20th IMISCOE Annual Conference « MIGRATION AND INEQUALITIES. In search of answers and solutions », 3–6 July 2023, Warsaw and online — DEADLINE : 05/​12/​2022


Inequa­li­ties inva­riably inter­t­wine with migra­tion. On the micro-scale, socio-economic inequa­li­ties shape the propen­sity to migrate. On a macro-scale, South-North and East-West dyna­mics act as migra­tion drivers. Recent mobi­lity-related debates include inequa­li­ties as deve­lop­mental outcomes of migra­tion, as an impli­ca­tion of social and economic remit­tances, and as an issue to be addressed by public poli­cies. Inequa­lity-related chal­lenges are also discussed in the context of gender, ethnic and racial dispa­ri­ties, urban segre­ga­tion, or labour market segmen­ta­tion in recei­ving coun­tries. Inequa­li­ties inter­t­wine with migra­tion know­ledge produc­tion. Post­co­lo­nial power rela­tions deter­mine who gets to define the research agenda, who receives research funding and, conse­quently, who gets to theo­rise migra­tion knowledge.

There is a growing need for scien­tific and poli­tical discus­sion on new inequa­li­ties and chal­lenges for the future, such as the demo­gra­phic, climate and tech­no­lo­gical changes, the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the mass forced migra­tion follo­wing conflicts such as the current war in Ukraine. As an effi­cient public response is still lacking, research and academic debates are much needed to support poli­tical deci­sion-making processes. The focus on inequa­li­ties of the 2023 IMISCOE Annual Confe­rence can faci­li­tate the streng­the­ning of topics in IMISCOE debates, from different metho­do­lo­gical approaches (quan­ti­ta­tive and quali­ta­tive) and various disci­pli­nary focuses (inclu­ding but not limited to econo­mics, socio­logy, demo­graphy, poli­tical science, anthro­po­logy, law, history and geography).

For the 20th IMISCOE Annual Confe­rence in Warsaw, we invite submis­sions of Indi­vi­dual Paper Propo­sals, Work­shop Propo­sals and Panel Propo­sals that relate to the broad topic of migra­tion and inequalities.


Centre of Migra­tion Research (CMR), Univer­sity of Warsaw
Centre of Excel­lence in Social Sciences (CESS), Univer­sity of Warsaw


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Indi­vi­dual Paper Proposals

Paper propo­sals should include a 250-word abstract and the name, affi­lia­tion and contact details of the author(s). Indi­vi­dual papers will be thema­ti­cally clus­tered into panels. We strongly encou­rage authors to high­light the concep­tual and metho­do­lo­gical novelty of their contribution.

Submit an indi­vi­dual paper proposal

Panel Propo­sals

Panel propo­sals should include a 250-word abstract of the theme of the panel, toge­ther with min 3/​max 5 thema­ti­cally consistent and related 250-word paper abstracts. Submis­sions should also include the name, affi­lia­tion and contact details of the chair(s), discussant(s) and author(s) of each paper.

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Work­shop Proposals

Propo­sals can also be submitted for work­shops. This can be, for example, book work­shops, policy work­shops or round tables focu­sing on specific topics, with the aim of discus­sing research or outli­ning future research agendas. Submis­sions for work­shops should include a maximum of 400-word abstract as well as the names, affi­lia­tions and contact details of the organizer(s) and work­shop parti­ci­pants (up to 10 parti­ci­pants, exclu­ding the work­shop chairs).

Submit a work­shop proposal

Paper, panel and work­shop propo­sals will have to be linked to a Specific IMISCOE Stan­ding Committee (see below) or to the Open Section (the Open Section should be used for propo­sals which do not have a direct thematic link with any of the Stan­ding Commit­tees listed below):


The dead­line for submit­ting propo­sals is 5 December 2022 (23:59 CET). All submis­sions should be made online via www​.imiscoe​.org (see the links above). When submit­ting propo­sals, appli­cants must choose their intended mode of parti­ci­pa­tion : ON-SITE in Warsaw or ONLINE. Please note that the 2023 Annual Confe­rence is not envi­saged to be fully blended : panels and work­shops running throu­ghout the confe­rence days will be expected to take place either fully on-site or fully online, with very few poten­tial excep­tions. Appli­cants will be informed about the accep­tance of their submis­sion by mid-February 2023. Appli­cants may be the lead presenter of only one accepted paper in the confe­rence. The confe­rence may be fully online if the Covid-19 situa­tion imposes it. The infor­ma­tion regar­ding the confe­rence fees will be provided on the IMISCOE website.

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