Call for Papers. Friction-less and Root-less Mobilities?

Panel proposal for the

12th IMISCOE Conference and
1st Annual Conference of the nccr – on the move
Geneva, 25–27 June 2015

Friction-less and Root-less Mobilities?
Opportunities, Barriers and Intimacies in Expatriate Migration

The migration of “mobile professionals”, commonly known as “expatriates”, represents a significant component of current migration flows with the popular image of the “expatriate” remaining mostly based on the idea of a friction-less and root-less form of migration. The panel puts into question the homogeneity of this population. It brings to the fore the different opportunities and possible constraints faced by these individuals, as well as the experiences of other people involved either by expatriating or staying behind.

Organizers: Dr. Flavia Cangià and Déborah Levitan, Msc, Institute of Psychology and Education, University of Neuchâtel

Deadline for abstract submission is 7 January 2015.

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