CFP: Migration and Poverty, University of Salzberg, Sept. 19-20, 2019 (deadline: Jan. 31, 2019)

Keynote speakers:
Ilse Derluyn (Ghent, Social Work)
Cathy McIlwaine (King’s College London, Geography)
Corinna Mieth (Bochum, Philosophy)
Julia O‘Connell-Davidson (Bristol, Sociology)
Annelies Zoomers (Utrecht, Geography/Development Studies)

The Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research (CEPR), University of Salzburg, invites the submission of proposals for single papers, thematic panels (2, 4 or 6 papers), and roundtable sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) on the relation of migration and poverty.

This conference aims to bring together researchers and scholars from different disciplines, approaches, backgrounds and experiences working on the complex and manifold relation of migration and poverty.

Much migration within states and across borders is driven by poverty and
the hope for a better well-being and improved living standard but migration is also risky and opens new vulnerabilities.

Once migrants reach their chosen destination – if they reach it all – they face new difficulties and are often among the poorest and most disadvantaged in their new home society. On the one hand migration can be a tool to escape poverty, on the other hand it can lead to poverty and social exclusion.

This conference has no disciplinary or geographical focus and welcomes papers on intra- and transnational migration in all its forms (voluntary, forced, impelled, seasonal etc.) and its relation to (relative, absolute, monetary, multidimensional etc.) poverty, inequality and social exclusion. Papers exploring normative issues of (social and global) justice, human rights or ethics in relation to migration and poverty are welcomed.

This conference aims at bringing together established as well as young scholars and academics from diverse backgrounds.

Submissions of scholars working in the Global South are particularly encouraged and support by a lower conference fee.

The registration fee for participants is 100€ and covers the conference folder, a guided city tour on Friday, coffee breaks, two lunch snacks and the conference dinner on Thursday. Students as well as participants from countries classified as low-income or lower-middle income economies by the World Bank pay a subsidized fee of 75€.

The time allocated for each paper presentation is 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

Paper givers may also participate as discussants or chairs in roundtable sessions.

For more information please visit the conference website:

For more information about the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research please visit:

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