EU Migrants Network

Kingston University, Penrhyn Road Campus, KT1 2EE JG2001


Draft Programme


10:00-10:30 Registration and Coffee

10:30-10:45 Introduction

10:45-12:15 Panel 1

Race, ‘Whiteness’ and Belonging after Migration: EU Migrants as the Others.

Chair: Prof Ilaria Favretto (Kingston University)

Dr Claudia Paraschivescu (University of Leeds)
Aspirations of Belonging: Romanians in London and Paris

Ms Denny Pencheva (University of Bristol)
Towards Neo-Balkanism: Securitising Bulgarians and Romanians in British News Media

Dr Giuseppe Scotto (Liverpool John Moores University)
A Community in-between: Competing discourses on Italians in the UK at the time of Brexit

Dr Simone Varriale (University of Warwick)

Unequal Migrations: Exploring Post-2008 Italian Mobility to London and the West Midlands

12:15-13:00 Lunch

13:00-13:45 Keynote Address

Prof Russell King (University of Sussex)

‘And Then Came Brexit’: Experiences and Plans of Young EU Migrants in the London Region.

13:45-14:00 Coffee Break

14:00-15:30 Panel 2

Impossible New Homeland? Brexit and EU Migration to the UK

Chair: Dr Laura Morasanu (University of Sussex)

Ms Marianela Barrios Aquino (University of Sussex)
Migrants and Their Experience of British Citizenship after Brexit

Dr Nevena Nancheva and Dr Ronald Ranta (Kingston University)
Perceptions, Misconceptions and Challenges of Integration

Dr Violetta Parutis (University of Essex)

Understanding Society and Migration: The Largest Longitudinal Study of UK Households

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:30-18:00 Panel 3

EU Migrants Transnationalism: Is It Good for Europe?

Chair: Dr Ronald Ranta (Kingston University)

Ms Agnieszka Kulesa (University of Warsaw)

Brexit-Related Experiences and Plans of Polish Highly-Skilled Workers

Dr Aija Lulle, Prof Russell King and Dr Laura Morosanu (University of Sussex)
Multi-layered uncertainties of young and Brexiting eastern Europeans in the UK

Dr Myra Waterbury (Ohio University)

The Challenges of Intra-EU Migration in Central and Eastern Europe

18:00-18:15 Closing Remarks