The Eurasian Migration System: A Sponsored Summer Workshop for Researchers

June 11-15, 2018

Organized by: Cynthia Buckley (Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Andrei Korobkov (Professor of Political Science, Middle Tennessee State University), Laura Dean (Assistant Professor of Political Science, Millikin University)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Workshop sessions will take place in 101 International Studies Building (910 S. Fifth St., Champaign, IL 61820). The 3 PM session on June 11 will take place in G23 Foreign Languages Building (707 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801).

The Eurasian Migration System is one of the most active global migration networks, including registered and unregistered labor migrants, recognized and unrecognized displaced populations, and victims of trafficking. On June 11-15, 2018, the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be hosting a Sponsored Summer Workshop for Researchers interested in the many questions surrounding this region in motion. This Workshop is made possible by funding from the Department of State’s Program for the Study of Eastern Europe and the Independent States of the Former Soviet Union (Title VIII).

At the workshop, researchers will have an opportunity to share work in progress, build networks, pinpoint potential partners for collaboration in the region, and gain knowledge of available data (state statistics and surveys) and legislation on migration related issues. Ethical and reporting issues related to migration research, generally and in Eurasia specifically, will serve as a core topical focus.

The Workshop will open with two days of collective discussion, led by Professor Cynthia Buckley (Department of Sociology, University of Illinois) and featuring noted consultants from the US and region. Participants will also have the opportunity to join hands-on instructional sessions using the latest digital applications and databases for the study of migration in Eurasia. Alongside this collective work, researchers will also receive housing for a stay of up to ten additional days, allowing for extensive independent research time with Illinois’s rich collection of library and electronic resources. The staff of Illinois’s famous Slavic Reference Service will also be available to provide bibliographical and reference support.

To offset the costs of attending our workshop, participants will receive:

  • Stipends for travel to Illinois
  • Grants for dormitory housing on the Illinois campus, for up to 12 days
  • Generous research stipends of up to $1000

For more information about the workshop, please contact Prof. Cynthia Buckley (buckleyc@illinois.edu).