Transnational Migration: Borders and Global Justice

Main researcher:
Zuzana Uhde, PhD.
Institute of Sociology

Team members:
Petra Ezzeddine, PhD. (Faculty of Humanities, Charles University in Prague)
Yana Leontiyeva, PhD. (Institute of Sociology of the Czech Academy of Sciences)
Josef Velek, PhD. (Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Migration processes are a paradigmatic example of the dialectical relationship between global conflicts and local contexts which demand a transdisciplinary approach. In the framework of the research programme we develop our research, building upon the long-term research interest of the team members, with a goal to overcome limitations of many migration studies as research into the migration processes separates itself from research into the causes of migration–transnational conflicts, wars, global economic inequalities, etc. Critical migration studies pose important challenges for mainstream social sciences; these have to do with overcoming disciplinary fragmentation and methodological nationalism as the dominant framework of research in social sciences, in which it is not possible to capture the complex social processes of the present era of globalisation.

In 2018 we organize an international conference which aims to open up a space for transdisciplinary discussion of migration, particularly across anthropology, sociology, political and legal theories and/or philosophy, both as a theoretical problem and lived experience.