As part of the BIRMM Migration Lecture Series, we are welcoming Katie Kuschminder, Senior Researcher in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam. She will hold a lecture on the "Handbook of Return Migration " (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2022), which she co-edited with Prof. Russell King.
The lecture will take place on the 14th of June, from 11h00 to 12h00, online via Teams.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Handbook of Return Migration, discussing critical concepts in understanding return migration and the current state of the field. Structured into four parts, the Handbook maps the contemporary field of return migration, examining the effects and politicisation of return migration, before moving on to explore the theme of reintegration and the impact of return migration on development in the migrants’ countries of origin. Taking an intersectional approach, expert contributors delve into the economics of return migration, deportation, the psychological wellbeing of migrants, student mobility and second-generation ‘return’ migration. The Handbook opens up new avenues for research, including new theories and conceptualisations of return migration, and articulates key issues that should be considered, both for research and for policy and practice.