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Roundtable: Migration in Latin America

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Virtual Event

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Wed 13 January 2021
10:30-19:30

ROUNDTABLE: MIGRATION IN LATIN AMERICA

In recent decades, migration in Latin America has experienced increased diversification. Once primarily know as a sending region, particularly towards the northern hemisphere, Latin America has now also become host to migrants and refugees from other continents; at the same time as it is witnessing the intensification of intra-regional movements. The heterogeneity of destinations is also accompanied by a series of changes in the composition of flows; the wide variety of motivations to emigrate; and the profusion of institutional frameworks under which migrants may enter host societies. All such trends happen in times of acute uncertainty

In this context, it is urgent to foster initiatives that connect junior researchers working on migration in the region of Latin America. MiLA, the research project on Migration in Latin America, led by Edinburgh Law School academics in association with academics from the Institute of Juridical Studies (IIJ) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the School of Geography of Queen Mary University of London, invites doctoral students and ECRs to the 1st virtual roundtable on Migration in Latin America. We have welcomed papers on contemporary migration trends with a focus on Latin America. We aim at providing a bilingual (English/Spanish) space for dialogue and feedback to Ph.D candidates and ECRs.

The round-table will take place on 13 January 2021 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm (GMT). It will be hosted by MiLA in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Global Justice Academy, via the Zoom online platform. Selected abstracts will be allocated 30 minutes to be discussed, including a 10 minutes presentation, 10 minutes of discussion and 10 minutes of feedback from experts. Abstracts in Portuguese can be commented either in English or in Spanish.

In case of questions, please contact the organisers Valentina Rioseco Vallejos, Nuni Vieira Jorgensen or Ella Keating via the MiLA email

Programme

10:30 - 13:00 - Session 1 - Integration - Chaired by Dr Veronica Ruiz Abou-Nigm

  • Regina Ingrid Díaz Tolosa: “Avances y desafíos de la inclusión social de los inmigrantes en Chile en consideración del estudio MIPEX 2020 y la nueva ley de migraciones”
  • Carlos Jair Martínez Albarracín: “La migración de bilād ash-shām a Colombia: de cristianos a musulmanes”
  • Glorimar Alejandra Leon Silva: “Aplicabilidad del modelo europeo de mantenimiento de la identidad cultural del inmigrante en el sistema de Derecho Internacional Latinoamericano”
  • Mishel Alvarez Rodriguez: “COVID-19, políticas migratorias e impacto en los trabajadores/as autónomos venezolanos en la economía popular del barrio de Solanda, Quito, Ecuador”
  • Rudolph Ng: “Cantineros y buhoneros: Chinese Exclusion in Venezuela in the 1920s and 1930s”

 

13:45 - 16:00 - Session 2 - Gender and Family Migration - Chaired by Dr. Alethia Fernández de la Reguera Ahedo and Dr. Nuria González Martín

  • Isabel Araya Morales: “La bailaron de pequeña. Itinerarios corporales de mujeres afrocolombianas en Arica”
  • Nuni Vieira: “El Derecho a Vivir en Familia entre Inmigrantes en Chile y Colombia”
  • Lina Magalhaes, Esteban Nazal, Eleonora López: “Estructura Patriarcal en La Vida de Mujeres Paraguayas en la triple-frontera del parana
  • Javiera Rivas Reyes: “Experiencias de cuidado en mujeres aymara migrantes en la triple-frontera Andina”

 

16:30 - 19:00 - Session 3 - Migration Governance and Mobilisation - Chaired by Dr. Marcia Vera-Espinoza

  • Valentina Rioseco Vallejos: “Immediate measures of the Chilean Migration Reform of 2018 and its relationship with irregular migration”
  • Gabriela Patricia García García: “Desecuritisation strategies and endurance: Colombian asylum seekers and refugees in Ecuador”
  • Valeria Patiño Díaz: “Las redes transnacionales de Defensa de los derchos humanos de las personas migrantes: estudio de caso de la zona fronteriza San Diego – Tijuana”
  • Diego Sánchez-Miranda: “¿Configuración de un actor político?: Acciones colectivas y construcción de formas de ciudadanía desarrolladas por organizaciones migrantes durante la discusión de la ley y política migratoria en el gobierno de Sebastián Piñera (2018-2020)”
  • Santiago Esteban Laguna Aldana: “Venezuelan migration crisis in Colombia. An analysis of the challenges of the integration policies and humanitarian responses.”

 

This event is free and open to all but registration is required (link below)

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