Migration, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism (MEM) Thematic Group
The Australian Sociological Association (TASA)
Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre

Thursday, 3 October 2019 8.30am-4.30pm

Immigration Museum, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne Vic.

The Monash Migration and Inclusion Centre (MMIC) in collaboration with The Australian Sociological Association (TASA) Migration, Ethnicity, and Multiculturalism (MEM), one of the largest thematic groups within TASA, is hosting a one-day research symposium. NextGen MEM offers postgraduate students and early career researchers the opportunity to engage with contemporary migration and inclusion challenges as they set out to become the next generation of migration ethnicity and multiculturalism scholars, policy influencers, and practitioners.

The symposium aims to:

  • Equip the next generation of postgraduates and ECRs with knowledge and skills to tackle the migration and refugee settlement challenges of the future
  • Provide participants with an opportunity to learn from and network with migration scholars, subject matter experts, and experienced professionals from outside of academia
  • Provide a platform for participants to seek advice, feedback on, and contribute to, migration research with impact, as well as finding pathways into employment
  • Establish links between peer researchers and students across multiple disciplines, Australian universities, and professional sectors
  • Discover emerging trends and innovative methods for carrying out and communicating migration research

This student-led, multi-university initiative will feature academics, practitioners, and community organisations in discussion on research, public engagement, and cross-sector collaboration regarding migration, refugee settlement, integration, and diversity. By focusing on an audience of postgraduates and ECRs, the event will make an important contribution towards equipping future scholars with the knowledge, tools, and networks to meet the migration challenges of the coming decades. The symposium will create space for lively debate about future directions of the field. For more information about what is on offer follow this link to the event flyer and schedule.

The symposium invites participants from the ‘next generation’ of researchers and practitioners working in the space of migration, ethnicity, and multiculturalism.

Register your attendance hereTwo travel bursaries of $400 each will be available for interstate TASA members who are postgrads/sessional staff/unwaged and whom without this financial support, would otherwise be unable to attend. If you would like to be considered for the travel bursary, please contact Jora Broerse at jozefien.broerse@live.vu.edu.au.

Information on TASA membership is available here.