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Migration and Homes

One Day Workshop at UCL

Migration and Homes

On 16th June, Dr Ben Page and Dr Claire Dwyer organised a one day workshop in UCL Geography to explore Migration and Homes.

Building on Ben’s continuing work on transnational homes and house building in Cameroon, the workshop brought together speakers from different disciplinary backgrounds, from both UCL and beyond, with shared interests in migration and home.

Presenters included;

UCL’s Dr Kate Smith,  Research Fellow in UCL History, discussing return migration and the eighteenth century East India Company family;

Professor JoAnn McGregor (Sussex) on diaspora investment in Zimbabwe;

Dr Steve Taylor (Northumbria) on changing transnational home building in the Punjab;

Dr Caroline Melly (Smith College, Mass.) on ‘embouteillage’,  migration and urban transformation in Dakar, Senegal.

Discussant comments were provided by Dr Victor Buchli (UCL Anthropology) and Professor Ann Varley (UCL Geography). The workshop was funded by UCL Grand Challenges and UCL Environment Institute.



'Family house, Buea, Cameroon' Credit: Ben Page