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Theme 1. Reconfigurations of Contemporary Migrations

The reinforcement of Western countries’ borders, the transfer of the control of these frontiers to other nations, the rapid mutations of the societies of sending countries, transforming the conditions of migration : new flows, new profiles, new projects, new issues, new risks involved, which policies coproduced by governments try to influence, provoking unexpected itineraries as a result.

This research theme questions the recompositions produced by these modifications of national and international migration flows in processes linked to the life cycle, employment, the transmission of knowledge, social hierarchies and political mobilizations. It involves the working conditions of migrants and the circulation of elites in a context of globalized economies and learning, even as migratory careers are more and more diversified. It puts into perspective the constraints which governments who control movement place upon migratory practices, as well as on strategies constructed locally by migrants. It also aims to study the transformation of sending and receiving countries through the mobility of individuals.

- Program 1.1. Workers and circulating elites
- Program 1.2. Life cycle, family and mobilities
- Program 1.3. Circulations and social recompositions

Program 1.1. Workers and circulating elites

Researchers : V. Erlich, S. Potot, S. Souchaud, M. Timéra, Dom. Vidal
Associated researcher : M. Paris
Doctoral students : M. Anglada, A. Després, B. Dicko, Christelle Fitaten Hounsou, E. (...)

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Program 1.2. Life cycle, family and mobilities

Researchers : M. Lesclingand, F. Lestage, Z. Ouadah-Bedidi, S. Potot
Doctoral students : L. Cuartas, Du Juan, S. Musinde Sangwa, D. Park
Mobility profoundly affects all the stage of the life (...)

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Program 1.3. Circulations and social recompositions

Researchers : M. Hovanessian, M. Laëthier, N. Puig, S. Souchaud
Doctoral Student : L. Rosenfeld
A common history among different types of mobility (slave trade, colonization, world wars, and (...)

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