The Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR) aims to increase the scientific standing of migration research by emphasizing on research methodology, theory formation and attention for the societal relevance of migration research. A specific objective of the association is to bring together PhD candidates and young researchers to stimulate interaction and scientific discussion. DAMR is an interdisciplinary association in which different disciplines covering the broad field of migration come together. In this way, the association seeks to stimulate interdisciplinary and inter-university research.

First online DAMR PhD-ing from Home Event was a success!

On April 21st, DAMR hosted its first ‘PhD-ing from home’ event. In collaboration with Lieneke Van Waalwijk Van Doorn – trainer and coach at Limen Coaching – we gathered 20 PhD researchers working across universities in and beyond the Netherlands and had an interactive, two-hour session on what it is like to work from home while conducting your PhD.

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Recording available: DAMR Webinar Migration Trajectories

On the 3th of December 2020, DAMR  (in cooperation with Utrecht University and the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism (MITRA) hosted a webinar on migration trajectories and transnational support. With over 70 participants, thought-provoking presentations and discussions, as well as a great discussion on Emiel Marten's "Gifts from Babylon", the event was a great success. To (re)watch the full event, please find a recording here:  

DAMR Pitch and Mix Session 2019

DAMR organizes an annual Pitch and Mix session, together with colleagues at WODC and the Directorate General for Migration (Ministry of Justice and Security). In these sessions, academic researchers and policy officers have the opportunity to exchange ideas on research and get to know the important/salient issues in migration in the Netherlands.

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Call for Proposals - 2019 DAMR PhD Event

DAMR is able to contribute to a workshop, panel or other innovative events organized by young academics on a wide range of issues related to migration, preferably from an interdisciplinary perspective. If you are interested in organizing such an event please find more information here: pdf

Invitation DAMR PhD event: Exploring Migration in Rural Areas

A large part of research in migration studies focuses on urban centers. Context-specific social processes surrounding international migration to and diversity in rural regions, small villages and marginalized, or downscaled, areas have been widely omitted by scholarship and policy. However, the often specific social make-up, community structures and spatial developments in those areas, may bring about dynamics that are different from those in big cities.

This workshop invites early career researchers, PhD candidates, post-Doc researchers and master students, who are keen to shift, decenter or broaden the focus on international migration into rural areas to come together.

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DAMR Webinar: Migration Trajectories and Transnational Support Within and Beyond Europe

DAMR would like to invite you to an upcoming webinar on 3 December, organized by DAMR, the Utrecht University Focus Area on Migration and Societal Change and the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism (MITRA). The webinar is entitled “Migration Trajectories and Transnational Support within and beyond Europe”, and lines up the contributors to a recently published Special Issue in the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

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DAMR 2019 PhD Workshop - Migrant Subjectivity and Agency

The first part included the panel discussion with researchers from different academic disciplines who have all worked on issues related to agency and subjectivity. It was a very fruitful and insightful dialogue that raised challenges and considerations associated with the concepts of agency and subjectivity within different academic disciplines.

In the course we also encouraged participants to develop new ideas for innovative interdisciplinary research on agency and subjectivity through group work sessions. As a result, the groups came up with interdisciplinary ideas and got the possibility to discuss the feasibility and implementation of these projects.

We believe that the workshop created a space to share ideas, views, and encourage further collaborations.

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DAMR seeks new members!

Call for membership

The Dutch Association for Migration Research (DAMR) is an inclusive, international network of academic researchers with an interest in contributing to the development of migration research in the Netherlands.

DAMR has the objective of increasing the scientific standing of migration research in the Netherlands. We value interdisciplinary approaches to migration studies, encourage theory formation and advancement based on empirical research and facilitate science communication among researchers and with relevant stakeholders.

With this call, we invite scholars from all academic levels to become a member of DAMR and contribute to current discussions on migration with an academic perspective.

As an inclusive platform of scientific exchange and networking, we especially encourage PhD candidates and young researchers to join us!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our network and our (online) events soon!

Call for Proposals: DAMR PhD Event 2020

Call for Proposals: (Online) PhD Event

DAMR seeks to actively engage with PhD researchers working on migration issues. For this aim, the DAMR gives young researchers the opportunity to organize academic events. Complete proposals should be sent to Laura Cleton (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 30 September 2020

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DAMR 2019 PhD Workshop - Exernalization of Migration Management

At the 19th of September, the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research (NNHRR) in collaboration with DAMR organized a PhD workshop on the topic of 'Legal Implications of the European Trends in the Externalisation of Migration Management' at Radboud University. Find a short report and some pictures from the event in this article.

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