Sep 27, 2010

CfP: "Making Connections: Migration, Gender and Care Labour in Transnational Context 14-15 April 2011, University of Oxford

14-15 April 2011, University of Oxford

The ESRC Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford and the Centre for International Research on Care Labour and Equalities (CIRCLE) at the University of Leeds invite proposals for papers for this conference.

The conference seeks to develop connections between different aspects of the study of migrant care labour in transnational contexts: between state policies in care, migration and labour markets and the gendered and racialised divisions that shape these; in the relationship between
both sending and receiving countries; and in the different scope and contexts of care work from so-called informal or unskilled home-based labour to the professional migration of, for example, nurses.

Keynote speakers include Rhacel ParreƱas (University of Southern California), Fiona Williams (University of Leeds) and Bridget Anderson (COMPAS).

Guidelines for submitting abstracts/papers:
Abstracts of proposed papers (max. 250 words) should be submitted by 19th November 2010 to: isabel.shutes@ compas.ox. Proposals should correspond with one of the following themes of the conference sessions:
* Convergence and divergence in care, migration and labour market regimes
* Globalization, gender, migration and care work/ the global political economy of care
* The experience of migration and care in the sending countries
* Migrant labour, care and the labour market
* Cross-national or single country analyses of the intersection of policy areas in the employment of migrant care workers

Accepted papers are due by 18th March 2011. All papers will be circulated to participants in advance of the conference.

Registration will be limited to a maximum of 40 participants. Details will be available on the COMPAS website in December. A registration fee of £180 will be charged (which includes attendance of the two-day conference, conference dinner and onenight’s accommodation at the University of Oxford). For information on registration please email:

The conference organisers will pay for the attendance of two PhD students presenting papers. Please indicate when submitting an abstract if you are a PhD student.

Call for Papers (available to download at

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