Transnationalism and Diasporas
Globalisation has dramatically increased the scope for migrants in the global North and South to foster links with origin societies.
Globalisation has enabled migrants to travel back and forth, to relate to people, to work and to do business simultaneously in distant places. This increasingly transnational character of migrants’ lives has profoundly challenged classical models of immigrant integration.
Our research focuses on the role of migrant and diaspora organisations in the development of origin countries; the evolution of transnational migrant organisations; and the impact of diasporas in shaping identities, clashing with other diasporic and local identities and connecting home and host societies.
Oxford Diasporas Programme (2011-2015)
The preliminary stages of this five-year 12-project programme have already commenced. Linking six departments and units across the University, IMI will lead a multi-sited set of studies looking at how diasporas ‘connect’, ‘contest’ and ‘converge’ and how they impact on home and host societies. Read more about the Oxford Leverhulme Diasporas Programme...