Middlesex University, Committee Room 2 and 3, Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, London NW4 4AX
The lack of a home nation state has led to a relative invisibility of Kurdish migrants both in public and academic spheres in the settlement countries where they have been registered according to their nationality but not ethnic affiliation. As a result of this, Kurdish migrants have constantly been encompassed in national categories of their country of origin. This was also reflected in a limited public and scholarly attention on them. However, local civic and cultural activism, together with transnationalised Kurdish political mobilisation has drawn attention to the Kurds in the diaspora. Consequently, recent years have witnessed a growing number of theoretical, conceptual and empirical works on themes related to Kurdish migration. The Kurdish Migration Conference 2016 aims to bring together researchers from multiple disciplines working on Kurdish migration to exchange and share their research findings and experiences about all aspects of migration in, from and to Kurdistan.
Professor Floya Anthias (University of East London, UK)
Professor Jane Holgate (Leeds University, UK)
Dr Minoo Alinia (Södertörn University, Sweden)