Call for Papers: Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things- Law, State Practices and Resistance

‘Migration and the (Inter-)National Order of Things. Law, state practices and resistance’, Bergen Summer Research School from June 12-22 2017.

This interdisciplinary PhD course aims to deepen the understanding of the politics of protection and control of contemporary migration. It asks: How are migrants given different bureaucratic and legal identities (e.g. refugees, stateless persons, irregular migrants) and what are the consequences of such distinctions and labels? What protection does international law and humanitarian institutions offer to different categories of people? What are the spatial, temporal and gendered implications of the protection and control practices aimed at migrants? And, how are the legal and bureaucratic identities, and institutions of migration control, challenged by migrants themselves?

The course include a number of lectures by distinguished researchers, including Alison Mountz, Professor of Geography and Canada Research Chair in Global Migration, Sine Plambech, Danish Institute for International Studies and Christine Jacobsen, Director of Centre for Women’s and Gender Research at the University of Bergen. For more detail see:

This course is one of six parallel courses in 2017, spanning disciplines within health, humanities, and social sciences. In addition to the courses, there will be a series of joint sessions about research tools for PhD candidates, but also plenary sessions with keynotes, debates, and an excursion.

This annual multidisciplinary research school has been running for ten years, emphasizing the need for multidisciplinary approaches to tackle Global Challenges. It attracts PhD candidates and junior researchers from all over the world, working on some of the greatest challenges of our time.

We would appreciate if you could share this invitation with PhD candidates in your network.

Please visit our website ( to check our course and to submit your online application.

Application deadline: March 1, 2017