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Migration publications launched by Centre for Global Migrations 

Monday 1 March 2021 4:21pm

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(From left) Co-editors and contributors Vivienne Anderson, Tiffany Cone, Angela McCarthy, Henry Johnson and Karyn Paringatai.

Two new publications tackling the realities of global and local migration were launched by the University of Otago’s Centre for Global Migrations on 26 February.

The volumes, which are dedicated to the victims and survivors of the 2019 Christchurch mosque shootings, include content from former refugees, international academics and Otago researchers and postgraduates from Education, Peace and Conflict Studies, Geography, History, Music, Te Tumu and the Centre for Global Migrations.

Centre for Global Migrations Director Professor Angela McCarthy says contributors explored both the broader complexities of migration and specific phenomena which impact both migrants’ lives, and the work of those supporting them.

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“We are very excited to launch these publications because they provide practical and theoretical insights into issues relating to migrant and refugee adjustment and settlement internationally. These include language and education, health and wellbeing, and integration and social support.

“We are thrilled to feature such innovative research from staff and student members of the University of Otago’s Centre for Global Migrations, along with international colleagues.”

College of Education Associate Professor and Migration, Education and Translation co-editor Vivienne Anderson says the book is “deeply practical”, offering “a timely critique of existing practices that privilege some ways of knowing and communicating over others.”

Among other themes, the book asks how the dominance of English in education might be challenged, how educational contexts that privilege bi- and multi-lingualism might be re-imagined, what can be learnt from existing educational practices that privilege minority or indigenous languages, and how education practises could be more inclusive if ‘linguistic hospitality’ was extended to resettled groups.

Migration, Education and Translation: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Human Mobility and Cultural Encounters in Education Settings

• Examines connections between education, migration and translation across school and higher education sectors.
• Features contributions from Otago staff and students from Music, Education, Peace and Conflict Studies, and Te Tumu.
• Edited by Associate Professor Vivienne Anderson and Professor Henry Johnson.
Click here for publication details and a full list of contributors.

Refugee Resettlement in Early Twenty-First Century New Zealand

• Examines the challenges and opportunities of recent refugee resettlement for former refugees, those working to assist their adjustment, and the communities in which they are settling.
• Explores themes of health and wellbeing, education, citizenship, family reunion, space and place, integration and social support.
• Contains contributions from former refugees and Otago staff students in Education, Peace and Conflict Studies, Geography, and History.
• Edited by Centre for Global Migrations at Otago Director Professor Angela McCarthy.
Click here for publications details and a full list of contributors: Sites, Issue 49