(En)gendering Migration: Narratives from South Asia and Beyond

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


The interdisciplinary workshop was one of several events organised in Kolkata, intended to highlight the university’s on going research on India, in collaboration with Indian partners. The workshop consisted of two sessions, in which five papers were presented and then discussed by eight leading experts. Each session was followed by questions, posed to the panellists by members of the audience (including staff and postgraduates from various institutes and departments across Kolkata). The agenda of the conference was to encourage the abandonment of conventional push-pull explanations in favour of the ethnographic study of networks and intermediaries who connected together the worker and employer. This new approach, it was proposed, is necessary to escape from old clichés and enable the rethinking of the role of women in migration in India.
Period20 Feb 2015
Event typeConference
LocationKolkata, IndiaShow on map