Centre for Race, Ethnicity & Migration
The Centre for Race, Ethnicity and Migration (CREM) was founded in 2003 in the Department of Sociology at City University London. The main objectives of the Centre are:
- to give a focus for both empirical and theoretical work in the comparative study of race and ethnic relations, racism, migration and refugee studies in the Department of Sociology and City University London more generally
- to organise research seminars and conferences to disseminate ongoing research and provide a forum for visiting speakers and researchers
- to provide a base for applications to funding bodies for research linked to the key concerns of the Centre.
It seeks to fulfil these key objectives through joint applications for research funding, participation in national and international conferences and by developing collaborative networks with other research groupings across the globe.
One key objective of the Centre is to develop links with other similar research centres and groupings. Staff who are associated with the Centre have a wide range of experience in carrying out funded research for the Economic and Social Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, charitable foundations, NGOs and governmental departments and local authorities.
Some details of recent and current research projects linked to the Centre are to be found on the CREM Research page.
Seminars and conferences
The Centre has helped to organise regular seminars and conferences since its foundation. It has hosted speakers from across the globe as part of these seminars and welcome the opportunity to organise seminars with colleagues in other institutions.
Ethnic and Racial Studies
Staff linked to the Centre are closely involved in the international journal Ethnic and Racial Studies, which is published by Routledge 12 times a year. The journal has played a major role in the development of the scholarly field of ethnic and racial studies since its foundation in 1978. Professor John Solomos co-edits the journal with Martin Bulmer from the Department of Sociology at the University of Surrey. Dr Milena Chimienti and Dr Liza Schuster are members of the Editorial Board.
The Centre, along with the journal, co-sponsors the Ethnic and Racial Studies Annual Lecture, which is usually held in the University in May. Speakers in this series have included many of the key figures in the field. The most recent speakers have been Stephen Castles (University of Sydney), Deborah Posel (University of Cape Town) and Ann Stoler (New School for Social Research).
The next Lecture is due to take place on 12th May 2011 and will be given by Professor Eduardo Bonilla-Silva from Duke University.
Staff associated with the Centre play a leading role in the teaching of a number of MA Programmes, particularly those linked to global migration and human rights:
The Centre has a number of research students who work on their own research projects, often linked to the core research interests of staff. It welcomes new research students on all aspects of its work and beyond. Potential students can make informal contact with staff about supervision of their research under the auspices of the Centre.
Current research students linked to the Centre
- Stefanie Borkum
- Demetris Hadjigeorgiou
- Laura Hall
- Assunta Nicolini
- Bernadetta Siara
- Dogus Simsek
- Nora Gamez Torres
Recently completed PhDs
- Mireille Hebing
- Lena Karamanidou
- Peter Martin
- Eylem Yanardagoglu