International conference : Migration at work — Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th June 2023, Collège de France, Paris

The Covid-19 crisis has revealed the central role of labour in inter­na­tional migra­tion issues. This is parti­cu­larly evident in France in the current debates surroun­ding the immi­gra­tion law. However, within the academic world, the social sciences specia­lised in labour and migra­tion studies have not always converged. Recently, there has been a renewed interest that arti­cu­lates these different pers­pec­tives. Indeed, work remains central to signi­fi­cant migra­tory move­ments and poli­cies (agri­cul­tural workers, posted workers, the employ­ment of asylum seekers, etc.), of an inter­na­tional and gendered divi­sion of labour (care work and personal services, etc.). Work is also core to social justice in our contem­po­rary socie­ties. We will ask both what migra­tion does to work, but also what changes in the labour market do to migration.

The 2023 inter­na­tional confe­rence of the French Colla­bo­ra­tive Insti­tute on Migra­tion (ICM) aims to provide an over­view of current research arti­cu­la­ting work and migra­tion and to reflect on some of the histo­rical, epis­te­mo­lo­gical and poli­tical debates charac­te­ri­sing this field of study. By brin­ging toge­ther resear­chers from various disci­plines, approaches, and coun­tries, this confe­rence will provide a unique oppor­tu­nity to take stock of current work on this topic, offe­ring stimu­la­ting pers­pec­tives from both an empi­rical and metho­do­lo­gical point of view.

Monday 5th June 2023
Tuesday 6th June 2023

Location : Collège de France, amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre, 11 pl. Marcelin Berthelot, 75005 Paris