MMB Member Recordings

MMB members are sometimes involved in podcasts, online events and giving presentations that are not organised by us but nevertheless might be useful for others to see!


Affective Control: The Emotional Life of Mobility Control in Europe

MMB Director Bridget Anderson takes part in a panel event drawing on a recent Special Issue published by Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power on Affective Control: The Emotional Life of Mobility Control in Europe. Bridget co-edited the issue with Ioana Vrăbiescu and has written an MMB blogpost about it here.

Why No Borders

MMB Director Bridget Anderson is a guest on De Verbranders Podcast with Cynthia Wright and Nandita Sharma. The three talk about their editorial ‘Why No Borders’, published in 2008, in which they distilled the scholarship on borders at that time and drew the conclusion that we should get rid of borders.


“Unfree” Labor in Immigration Detention

Katie Bales is interviewed on KPFA radio station, based in the San Francisco Bay Area, about the concept of unfree labor and explains what’s going on within what she calls the immigration industrial complex. She emphasizes the historical and geopolitical factors that compel many detainees to agree to work for often miniscule wages.

Who Is a Migrant?

Michaela Benson is joined by MMB Director Bridget Anderson on her podcast Who Do We Think We Are? Together they discuss how the distinctions between citizens and migrants are made and to what ends, and what conceptual tools might be useful in excavating the connections between migrants and citizens as they consider the always-political question ‘Who is a migrant?’

Displacement as Heterotopic Space

In this Faculti video Dr Filippo Dionigi discusses the Foucauldian concept of heterotopic space and proposes its redefinition. He then uses the revised concept for the reconstruction of the Syrian displacement crisis in Jordan.

Toward a “No Borders” Politics: A Conversation with Bridget Anderson

MMB Director Bridget Anderson is interviewed by Ry Siggelkow on The Leadership Center for Social Justice Podcast about how the movement of goods is normalised but the movement of people is seen as exceptional, especially the movement of the global poor and working class. She considers and expands upon the imagination that is needed to create a world with no borders.


Postpandemic Care Strikes: Centring Migration and Critical Race Perspectives

Dr Maud Perrier co-hosts this symposium bringing together academics and activists to shift conversations on theory and praxis of care strikes and reimagine what a global postpandemic wave of care strikes could look like.

Worker Exploitation in Manufacturing

Dr Rutvica Andrijasevic discusses her research uncovering the exploitation of migrant workers’ rights and the effect of ‘just-in-time’ manufacturing in this UoB research spotlight video. You can read more about the project, which focused on electronics manufacturing in Eastern Europe, here.

The Relationship Between Research, Policy and Practice.

MMB Director Bridget Anderson is interviewed by Tesfalem Yemane, Community Researcher at Migration Yorkshire, during the Yorkshire and Humber Migration Research Network event ‘The Challenge of Translating Migration Research into Policy and Practice.’

The Construction of Narratives About Migration.’

This interview with MMB Director Professor Bridget Anderson was recorded for a module on Migration and Forced Migration, which introduces the online Certificate in Humanitarian Assistance at the Boston College School of Social Work.

How has Brexit Changed the UK for Migrants?

MMB Director Bridget Anderson takes part in this podcast from openDemocracy and Toronto Metropolitan University to discuss whether, a few years on from Brexit, labour shortages in the UK are changing minds about migrants or whether they are forever stigmatised.


Border Abolition Conference 2021.’

This short video explains the relevance of abolishing borders through interviewing experts from around the world including MMB Director Professor Bridget Anderson.

Disability and Migration: A Mural for Social Change.’

In this short film, Dr Rebecca Yeo introduces the new mural on the side of the Easton Community Centre that brings together the messages and experiences of people living in Bristol who are Deaf, disabled and/or seeking asylum.

The Lebanese Situation as It Looks Today.’

Dr Filippo Dionigi talks to Agora Radio about Lebanon’s economic collapse, the plight of its refugee population, and what the international community can do. 3rd August 2021.

Critiquing the Migration Studies Approach.’

Professor Bridget Anderson, Director of MMB, is interviewed by Dr Alan Gamlen for the course ‘Governing Migration’ at Monash University. 14th July 2021.

“Excessively cruel”: Detention, Deportation and Separated Families.’

Dr Melanie Griffiths was joined by Rudy Schulkind, Sonali Naik QC and Ace Rueles Aristotles in this webinar chaired by Baroness Shami Chakrabarti. 8th June 2021.

Expat, Migrant? Thinking Through Privilege in Mobility.’

Dr Sarah Kunz, seminar given at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. 11th February 2021.


Marriage Migration and Integration: Book Launch.’

Professor Katharine Charsley launched her new book at this webinar with co-authors Dr Sarah Spencer CBE, Dr Evelyn Ersanilli and Dr Kaveri Qureshi. November 2020.

Zemiology at the border: addressing asylum harms in Northern Europe.

Dr Victoria Canning, inaugural lecture at the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research. October 2020.