UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Romanian Migration Workshop

12:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 28 April 2017

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Event Information


IAS Common Ground (Room G11 South Wing)

Join us on 28th April for a workshop on Romanian Migration.

Romanian citizens have been arriving in Western Europe for many decades; for instance, as refugees during the Cold War. However, Romania’s EU Accession in 2007 was followed by a rapid increase in migration and Romania became the top country of nationality for migrants arriving in the UK in 2015.

A scholarly literature is emerging on this migration wave, both in Romania and in receiving countries.

This workshop is the first in the UK to bring together scholars researching Romanian migration. It focuses on the themes of marginality, precariousness in employment, discrimination, and the implications of the UK legal framework for Romanians who have made the UK their home.


12.00-12.20 Introduction

Roma Romanians – migration and (overcoming) marginality

Remus Anghel, ‘Migration and Social Inequality. Changing patterns of inequality in Romania’s Roma ghettoes’

Rachel Humphris, ‘New migrant mothers, materiality and ‘making the good citizen’ in an uncertain UK’

14.00-14.30 Lunch

Precariousness and discrimination in France and the UK

Claudia Paraschivescu, 'Encounters with whiteness: Romanians as both victims and perpetrators of discrimination’

Olivia Vicol, ‘Getting by with a little help from friends: how informal networks circumvent and enable precariousness’

Cezar Macarie, ‘Precarious Night Shifters in the Days of Post-Circadian Capitalism’

16.30-17.00 Tea

The UK legal framework and its implications for Romanians’ plans to stay

Kathryn Cassidy, 'Punitive labour geographies and the politics of belonging: Everyday bordering during and beyond transitional controls in the UK'

Chris Moreh, ‘The Romanian British experience: Assessing open doors and their failures’

Laura Morosanu, ‘Young Europeans in London: Romanians’ career transitions and settlement plans before and after “Brexit”’

Conference Abstracts

The workshop is organised by Professor Anne White and Alexandra Bulat.

To register for the workshop, please email Alexandra. Registration is free but essential, as places are limited

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