MMB has a significant number of members who are interested in health and mobilities/
migration. They include members based in Bristol Medical School as well as others in Psychology, Geography and Sociology. Areas of interest related to migration include health and asylum, racism and health inequalities, mental health and health and social care workers. There is also interest in health and mobilities in terms of organ donation and transplantation, infection and tissue economies.
‘The Health of Migrants and the Right to Health’
Webinar series and networking event, March to May 2023, co-hosted with the Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network. Read more about it on the webpage here.
- Reporting Sounds: the lived impact of UK Home Office reporting on the lives of asylum seekersBy Amanda Schmid-Scott. Forty minutes into the bus journey that takes me from the bustling streets of Bristol’s city centre, through Bishopston and Horfield, and slowly along Gloucester Road, with its vibrant… Read more: Reporting Sounds: the lived impact of UK Home Office reporting on the lives of asylum seekers
- Disablement and resistance in the British immigration systemBy Rebecca Yeo. The distinction between deserving and undeserving individuals has always been core to immigration policy in the UK. However, the hostility and restrictions directed at those framed as ‘undeserving’ has… Read more: Disablement and resistance in the British immigration system
- Access to healthcare: human right or civil liberty?By Ella Barclay. A right to health is enshrined in many international agreements, indicating the perceived importance of wellness and accessible healthcare for the development and flourishing of individuals (UDHR, Art. 25:1;… Read more: Access to healthcare: human right or civil liberty?
- Looking back to ‘The Postcolonial Age of Migration’: a post-pandemic viewNew writing on migration and mobilities – an MMB special series By Ranabir Samaddar. My book The Postcolonial Age of Migration was published in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic raged in India and… Read more: Looking back to ‘The Postcolonial Age of Migration’: a post-pandemic view
- Organising against fear: migrant nannies and domestic workers during COVIDNew writing on migration and mobilities – an MMB special series By Maud Perrier Migrant nannies and domestic workers were largely absent from mainstream feminist commentary during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as… Read more: Organising against fear: migrant nannies and domestic workers during COVID
MMB Insights and Sounds interviews:
Invasive Others: Plants? People? Pathogens?
Professor Miriam Ticktin from The New School for Social Research, New York, in conversation with Professor Bridget Anderson about how the fear of pathogens and viruses and the fear of foreigners and migrants are often superimposed on each other.