The French Collaborative Institute on Migration (CIMigration) is a unique research program in France that associates social sciences, humanities and health sciences in the field of migration studies. The Institute, headed by Professor François Héran (Collège de France) is currently organized in 5 departments gathering almost 400 researchers from (mostly) French and international universities. All disciplines, research methods and case studies are represented in the work of the fellows. Together, the fellows study migration —understood in a broad meaning- without time or space limit to capture today’s migration highlights. The CIMigration regularly organizes seminar, scientific events, publishing activities and funds emerging projects and PhD grants. It has also developed its own Master degree program. The Institute fosters a dialogue between science and society thanks to partnerships with civil society stakeholders. Research developed at the Institute resonates with global academic interest on the topic of migration.
The objective of the first international conference of the CIMigration is to stimulate a dialogue between the research led by the fellows and international research hotspots. The conference provides a focused entry points for debates along five cutting-edge topics in migration studies : welcoming policies elaborated by cities ; the nexus between migration and climate change ; discriminations in the access to healthcare systems ; situations of migration in past and colonial empires, and confronting assimilation theories to ethnic and racial research.
The conference will be held online in English. Each 2 hours panel is composed of a keynote speech by an international scholar and 2–3 presentations by fellows from the Institute, followed by a Q&A moment. Technical details will be transferred to panellists later on.
Thursday 6th May
Moderator : Michel Agier (EHESS, Policy-CIMigration)
- Keynote : Mireille Paquet (Concordia – Canada): Sanctuary Cities in Canada
- Thomas Lacroix (CNRS – project Localacc): Networking dynamics among welcoming cities : Europe and North America in a comparative perspective — Slides
- Bénédicte Michalon (CNRS): Unwillingly welcoming countryside ?
- Cyrille Hanappe (ENSA-PB): Urban informality : a part of a welcoming policy ? — Slides
Moderator : Lisa Chauvet (CES, Paris 1, Dynamics-CIMigration)
- Keynote : Lori Hunter (University of Colorado Boulder): Migration-Environment Research : Remaining Puzzles and Promising Approaches — Slides
- Flore Gubert (IRD): Is migration drought-induced in Mali ? An empirical analysis using panel data on Malian localities over the 1987 – 2009 period — Slides
- Päivi Lujala (University of Oulu): Preparing to leave ? Household mobility decisions in areas affected by climate change in coastal Bangladesh — Slides
- Katrin Millock (PSE): Long-run migration trends and rising temperatures : The role of irrigation — Slides
Friday 7th May
Moderator : Maria Melchior (Inserm/ERES/Iplesp, Health-CIMigration)
- Keynote : James Nazroo (Prof. of Sociology, University of Manchester): Racism, discrimination and the health of ethnic minority people : lessons from the UK — Slides
- Mathieu Ichou (Ined): Discrimination in healthcare as a barrier to care : experiences of socially disadvantaged populations in France — Slides
- Priscille Sauvegrain (Inserm): Exploring the hypothesis of discrimination in perinatal health in France : the example of African women — Slides
- Francesca Sirna (CNRS): Crisis and International Mobility of European and non-European health workers in the South-East of France : Citizenship, Gender and International Process of Health Inequalities Reproduction — Slides
Moderator : Claire Zalc (CNRS, EHESS, Global-CIMigration)
- Keynote : Eric Jennings (University of Toronto): The Martinique refugee escape route, 1940 – 1941
- Céline Flory (CNRS, Cerma): Imperial policies and indentured labor migration in the Caribbean (19th century) — Slides
- Romy Sánchez (CNRS, IRHiS): Exiles and Banishment in the mid-19th Century Spanish Empire. The case of Cuba — Slides
- Emmanuel Blanchard (USVQ): The ‘Algerian exode’ during the interwar : crossing colonial borders and claims for freedom of movement
Moderator : Patrick Simon (Ined, OSC-Sciences Po, Integer-CIMigration)
- Keynote : Tomás R. Jiménez (Stanford University): Immigration, Assimilation, and the Changing Racial Landscape ? — Slides
- Mirna Safi (OSC, Sciences Po): Migration and ethnoracial recategorization — Slides
- Sarah Mazouz (Ceraps, University of Lille): A Racialised Sense of National Belonging ? French Naturalisation Practices and the Unspoken Making of Race