MMB Research

Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB) offers a creative space to engage with migration in theory, policy and practice. By expanding and challenging understandings of migration and making connections between different types of mobilities, beyond the human and across time, we endeavour to contribute to a more just world.

MMB is a network of academics and others with diverse interests ranging from music to history to law. Our work is oriented around four research challenges. Click on the links to see more detail about the approach and projects currently running by MMB’s members:

  • Bordering, control, struggle – seeks to understand people’s different abilities to move as well as the conflicts and struggles that are shaped by everyday constraints on their movements and presence
  • Representation, belonging, futures – analyses assumptions in representations of migration, and explores the futures generated by the perspectives of people on the move
  • Resistance, transformation, justice– explores how policy and politics on human movement can be resisted and transformed with a focus on social justice
  • Bodies, things, capital – explores the relationships between migration and other forms of mobility and types of being such as the movement of goods, data and non-human species

There are over 200 research scholars across the university interested in migration and mobility from a range of disciplines including: English, film studies, geography, history, law, modern languages, music, philosophy, politics, social policy and sociology: See the full list in the University of Bristol Research Portal.

You will also find information here on the projects and publications on topics related to migration and mobility.

MMB works closely with a wide range external members from other Universities, local governments, NGOs and trade unions. If you are not already subscribed please do join our mailing list!