Fostering South-North connection among migration studies scholars working on the topic of education and social inequalities!

IMISCOE SC EduSocial – I Online matchmaking session, February 2024

Fostering South-North connection among migration studies scholars working on the topic of education and social inequalities!

Why connect with different regions?

Although migration is a global phenomenon, it does not necessarily unfold in the same manner in different regions of the world, hence the way that education, social inequality and mobility intersects also presents different nuances depending on to or from migratory trajectories unfold. As a result, different research questions regarding the importance of education in sustaining, increasing or abolishing social inequalities in migratory backgrounds may be relevant in different contexts, leading to the need to develop specific conceptual and methodological approaches and tools to address these questions.

Yet, because of the hierarchical epistemological structures prevalent in academia, a substantial portion of scientific work emerging from scholars in the Global South, which delves into the intricate dynamics and interconnections of phenomena within their own regions or the experiences of their own citizens, often goes unrecognized and remains marginal in important institutions of academic knowledge production (such as journals, conferences). This is exacerbated by limited access to research funding, exclusion from academic networks, and the neglect of their research questions within the mainstream field of migration.

Given this context, SC EduSocial's inaugural online matchmaking session aims to create a dedicated space for addressing the persistent inequalities in knowledge production dynamics within the field of migration studies and its intersection with the educational field by fostering connections between migration scholars working in different world regions.

For more information, please write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

EduSocial team

Latest News

  • Call for papers 2025 IASFM Conference 2025, Indonesia

    Panel: Border Externalisation: Critical Global Perspectives Externalisation is a strategy whereby States instigate measures beyond their own territorial borders in order to prevent or deter the entry of migrants who lack the requisite legal entry...
  • Check out the programme of the 2024 PhD School

    The PhD school, organised by the Centre for Migration, Diaspora and Exile (MIDEX) and the Global Race Centre for Equality (GRACE) at the University of Lancashire (UCLan) and will bring together scholars and young reserachers exploring the concepts of...
  • Greetings to All Participants of the 2024 IMISCOE Annual Conference

    We extend a warm welcome to each of you on behalf of the Standing Committee on Education and Social Inequality! As advocates committed to addressing the complex interplay of education and social inequality within migration contexts, we're excited to...
  • The 2024 IMISCOE Annual Conference programme is now available!

    We are pleased to inform you that the conference programme is now available here: . You can access all details about the sessions once you log in with your IMISCOE account. The conference includes over 300 panels and...
  • SC Education and Social Inequality – New board member call (extension)

    Dear colleagues, We are pleased to share with you the opportunity to join our team. If you possess a keen interest in contributing to the activities of the SC and aspire to become a pivotal part of our collaborative efforts, we welcome your application....