MMB Insights and Sounds

MMB Insights and Sounds is a series of videos recorded on Zoom in which Professor Bridget Anderson, MMB Director, interviews colleagues around the world on key issues relating to migration and mobility.

We will be publishing a new video every fortnight until the end of 2021.


‘What do immigration controls have to do with Empire?’

Professor Nandita Sharma from the University of Hawaii at Mānoa in conversation with Professor Bridget Anderson about the origins of the contemporary system of global immigration controls and her idea of a post-colonial new world order.

Nandita is an activist scholar whose research is shaped by the social movements she is active in, including No Borders movements and those struggling for the planetary commons. She has written about national sovereignty and postcolonial racism in the MMB blog, where she has also reflected on the experience of COVID-19 in the US in her post, ‘From “social distancing” to planetary solidarity’.

Nandita was invited to be a Benjamin Meaker Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Bristol in 2020 but postponed the position due to the COVID-19 pandemic.