CeMig Newsletter

03 November 2021

This is the newsletter of the Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig). It provides regular information about events, research projects and publications on the subject of migration at Göttingen Campus and within the region.


Call for Applications


Call for Applications: Guest Researchers 

for the interdisciplinary research group: "Public Health and Migration from a Global and Interdisciplinary Perspective".

For the period April 2022 – March 2024 CeMig invites applications for 1 guest researcher (all genders welcome) (postdoctoral researcher or doctoral candidate close to graduation) for each of the research areas:

• “The right-to-health approach in global norm-building”

• "Conceptualizations of eligibility and access provisions to health infrastructures and services"

Please find more information about the new research area at CeMig here.


Upcoming CeMig Events


Online Lecture Series:


(September - November 2021)

Migration on the African continent is multifold, complex with varying effects. One angle in particular is the European efforts to control migration, which has reached far beyond its external borders to the African continent. For example, there has been an attempt to increase ‘cooperative agreements’ between the European Union (EU) with African states. This online lecture series critically discusses Afro-European relations that arise from EU-migration governance and the African responses in the multiple entanglements of border control, development and security.


Part 3: Flipping the Script (November 2021) offers up-to-date research which decentralizes the European perspectives: By looking at different regional set-ups (e.g. South-South and North-South migration) it offers alternative readings and opens up the discussion about the way forward in migration research.


3 November 2021, 16:00-17:30 GMT / 17:00-18:30 CET

Presenter: Rose Jaji, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe
Moderator: Leander Kandilige, University of Ghana, Ghana


10 November 2021, 12:30-14:00 GMT / 13:30-15:00 CET

Basile Ndjio, University of Douala, Cameroon
Lisa Åkesson, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Discussant: Omolola Olarinde, Elizade University, Nigeria
Moderator: Susann Baller, Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA) and the German Historical Institute Paris


17 November 2021, 16:00-17:30 GMT / 17:00-18:30 CET

Oliver Bakewell, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
B Camminga, African Centre for Migration and Society (ACMS), Wits University, South Africa
Nauja Kleist, Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Denmark
Sabine Hess, Centre for Global Migration Studies, Germany
Joseph Teye, Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), University of Ghana, Ghana
Mary B. Setrana, Centre for Migration Studies (CMS), University of Ghana, Ghana

Moderator: Jesper Bjarnesen, The Nordic Africa Institute, Sweden


Sessions will be held via Zoom, with simultaneous translation from English to French and French to English.

The lecture series is jointly organized by the Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA), the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute at the University of Freiburg (ABI)the Centre for Global Migration Studies at the University of Göttingen (CeMig)the Centre for Migration Studies at the University of Ghana and the Nordic Africa Institute, Uppsala (NAI) and hosted in cooperation with the research network on African Migration, Mobility and Displacement (AMMODI).

It is funded by the MIASA, the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research, The ABI, the CeMig and the Internationalisation Funds of the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Göttingen.

For the program as well as more information on how to participate, please visit our website:



New Publications by CeMig Members


Introduction to Migration and Refugee Flows: New Insights

Inmaculada Martínez-Zarzoso

Department of Economics, University of Göttingen, Germany / Department of Economics, Jaume I University, Spain

Politics and Governance (ISSN: 2183-2463)
Issue: Vol 9, No 4 (2021): Migration and Refugee Flows: New Insights
DOI: https://doi.org/10.17645/pag.v9i4.4927


Population movements between countries and continents are not recent phenomena. What is new today is that migra‐ tion flows are increasingly linked to the globalization process and to environmental degradation. Most of the migrants leave their homes for economic reasons, but also due to the higher frequency of natural disasters. Of the total migrant population, those who escape from conflicts or persecution still represent a smaller fraction and are entitled to obtain refugee status. This thematic issue includes eight articles that analyse migration flows and migration governance from different analytical perspectives. Five of the eight contributions examine the role that several factors play in explain‐ ing international migration flows and its effects, namely cultural diversity, information technology tools, governance, terrorism, and attitudes towards immigration. The remaining three articles are country studies that analyse the socio‐ economic causes/effects of migration flows to Portugal, Spain, and Germany, devoting special attention to forced migra‐ tion and refugees.

For more information and the PDF visit:


Centre for Global Migration Studies (CeMig)
Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14
37073 Göttingen
Tel.: +49 551 39-25358
Email: jelka.guenther@uni-goettingen.de