The TII Seminar Series has now finished. Other public seminars with a migration theme take place in Trinity's Employment Research Centre.
Previous TII Seminars
15th November, 2007
Prof Pádraig Ó Ríagáin, Associate Professor of Sociology of Language with the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, The University of Dublin, Trinity College.
Title: Managing Language Diversity in Irish Classrooms: Is Assimilation the Right Policy?
5th December, 2007
Dr Gokce Yurdakul-Bodemann, Department of Sociology, The University of Dublin, Trinity College.
Title: Governance Feminism and Racism: How Muslim Women Leaders Promote Anti-Muslim Discourses in Western Europe and North America.
28th January, 2008
Dr Holger Kolb, University of Osnabrueck, Germany
Title: Employment strategies and migrant labour.
22nd February, 2008
Dr Rebecca King-O'Riain, Lecturer in Sociology at National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Title: Representations of the Chinese in Ireland in the Miss China Ireland Beauty Pageant.
5th March, 2008 - 12.00 - 13.30
Dr Izabela Grabowska-Lusinska, Centre for Migration Research, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Warsaw University
Title: Polish job migration to Ireland: facts and myths of integration.
7th April, 2008 - 17.00 -18.30
Torben Krings School of Law and Government, Dublin City University.
Title: Trade unions, EU enlargement and the free movement of labour. This lecture is a joint presentation between the Employment Research Centre and the Trinity Immigration Initiative.
10th April, 2008 -10.00 - 12.00
Prof Jonathan V. Beaverstock, Professor of Economic Geography, School of Geography, The University of Nottingham
Title: Business travel and international mobility in a digital world economy: Examples from the professional services economy.
18th April, 2008 -10.00 - 11.30
Dr Kanwal Mand, Research Fellow (Social Anthropology), University of Sussex
Title: Home making across Tanzania, Britain and Indian Punjab: gender, generation and the life course.
7th May, 2008 - 12.30 - 14.00
Dr Margret Fine-Davis, Department of Sociology/Social Attitude & Policy Research Group, Trinity College Dublin
Title: Attitudes to equality and diversity in the European classroom: Comparative results from six countries.
27th May, 2008 - 12.00 - 13.30
Dr Piet Van Avermaet, Centre for Diversity and Learning, University of Ghent, Belgium.
Title: Responding to the challenges of diversity in education.
4th June, 2008 - 12.30 - 14.00
Prof Mark Boyle, Chair of Geography and Head of Department, National University of Ireland, Maynooth.
Title: In search of a diaspora strategy for Ireland.
7th November, 2008 - 12.30 - 14.00
Prof Dr Ingrid Gogolin, Hamburg University
5th December, 2008 - 12.30 - 14.00
Dr Cornelia Kristen, University of Goettingen (Germany)
Title: Ethnic minorities and scholastic achievement
9th January, 2009 - 12.30 - 14.00
Dr Brid NiChonaill, Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (Ireland)
Title: Perceptions of migrants and their impact on the Blanchardstown area: Local Views
16th January, 2009 - 12.30 - 14.00
Ms Carmel Foley, Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commissioner
Title: Are we so different? Migrants and the Police Complaints Process in Ireland.
Title: Direct provision centres as total institutions.
Title: Trangressing the nation: cultural and social practices in Ireland and Poland
1st May, 2009 - 12.30 - 14.00
Prof Dr Claudia Diehl, Institute for Sociology, Goettingen University
Title: Religiousness of first and second generation Turkish migrants
5th May, 2009 - 15.00 - 17.00
Prof John Berry, Prof Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Title: Intercultural Research with Immigrants: An Overview of the International Comparative Studies of Ethnocultural Youth (ICSEY) and Mutual Intercultural Relations in Plural Societies (MIRIPS) Projects
12th June, 2009 - 10.30 - 12.00
Prof Stephen Castles, International Migration Institute, University of Oxford.
2nd October, 2009 - 12.30 - 14.00
Ger Deering, Director of the National Employment Rights Authority. Click here to download the PowerPoint presentation.
Title: Employment rights compliance and migrant labour.
6th November, 2009
Deirdre Coghlan, Independent researcher
Title: Forced Labour and the Consequences of Trafficing Discourse
4th December, 2009
Dr Torben Krings, Trinity College Dublin
Title: From Boom to Bust: Migrant Labour and Employers in the Irish Construction Sector.
Title: Queerness, migranthood and nationalism in Israel/Palestine and beyond.
5th February, 2010
Agnieszka Kanas, Utrecht University
Title: The Role of Social Networks in the Earnings and Occupational Mobility: A Panel Study of Immigrants to Germany" [with Barry Chiswick, Frank van Tubergen and Tanja van der Lippe].
5th March, 2010
Gavan Titley, Centre for Media Studies, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Title: Recited truths: mediating the crisis of multiculturalism in Europe
9th March, 2010 (Cohosted with TIDI)
Jose Luis Rocha, Chief Researcher with the Jesuit Migration Service in the University of Central America (Managua).
Title: Distant voices? Migrant experiences from Nicaragua and Ireland and their role in research approaches.
19th March, 2010
Irene Bloemraad, University of California at Berkeley
Title: Does Immigration Erode Social Capital? The Condiational Effects of Immigration-Generated Diversity on Trust, Membership, and Participation Across 19 Countries, 1981-2000.
16th April, 2010 - CANCELLED DUE TO AIRPORT CLOSURE
Emilio Reyneri, Professor of Sociology of Work, University of Milan Bicocca
Title: Labour market penalisation of recent immigrants: the South European model.
30th April, 2010
Hilda Regaspi (Domestic Workers Action Group)
Title: From Exploitation to Empowerment: Perspectives from the Domestic Workers Action Group.
Title: Russian speakers in Ireland: Facts and Fictions
Friday, 8 October, 2010
Hilkka Becker, Immigrant Council of Ireland.
Title: 'The Immigration, Residence and Protection Bill 2010 - a critical overview of the immigration and residence provisions.'
Friday, 5 November, 2010
Frances McGinnity, Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin.
Title: 'Are Eamon and Eithne more employable than Hardeep and Heike? Evidence from a field experiement in Ireland.'