IASFM18 Conference Additional Call for Papers on COVID-19 and Forced Migration

The next International Association for the Study of Forced Migration (IASFM) will be hosted by the University of Ghana but held online from July 26-28, 2021 due to uncertainties regarding the ability to travel associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. All previously accepted papers and panels remain accepted.

In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic and its broad effects on refugees and other displaced persons, the organizing committee has decided to launch an additional call for papers and is now inviting submissions specifically addressing COVID-19 and forced migration. Submissions may include conceptual, theoretical or methodological pieces as well as empirical research. We invite both individual papers or panel sessions of 1.5 hours; the format of panels may involve paper presentations, panel discussions, roundtables, workshops, open debate, or performances. Submissions should be oriented towards the IASFM18 conference title, “Disrupting Theory, Unsettling Practice: Towards Transformative Forced Migration Scholarship and Policy.” Contributions from people that have been historically underrepresented in academic or policy conferences are especially encouraged.

This is a limited call for submissions that will be added to the existing IASFM18 program. Only submissions that directly address COVID-19 will be considered.

Please note that decisions about the final conference programme will be underpinned by equality principles, ensuring opportunities for a wide range of speakers and participants from different backgrounds provided that their proposed contribution is consistent with the conference objectives and reaches a minimum quality threshold. Particular care will be taken to ensure that early career researchers, scholars working in the Global South and those working across a range of geographical and organisational contexts are able to participate.

The deadline for submissions is 31st January 2021. Submissions after that date will not be considered. Selected individual or panel submissions will be notified by 19th February 2021.

Please submit proposals in the form below.