Workshop on Social Theory and Migration: Dialogues on Critical Realism and Migration Research
Thursday, 28 April 2011, 9.30am to 5.30pm
Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Hosted by International Migration Institute
The International Migration Institute organised a one-day workshop to start new conversations about social theory and migration studies.
This workshop aimed to provide a platform for dialogue on how to theoretically and methodologically apply a critical realism perspective in empirical studies of migration processes. The sessions explored the foundations of critical realism; reflected on how it can be applied to migration research; and asked what is distinctive about critical realist approaches to migration research compared to the much more common positivist and relativist studies that dominate the field.
We are grateful to the Oxford Martin School for contributing funds to make this event possible.