Welcome to Trans-national Im/mobility 301



This blog site is dedicated to the politico-historical sociology of the mobility and immobility of people in the globalized period.  The blogs introduce key issues in the sociological study of migration, including migration, agency, and constraint, gender and migration, migration and inequality, migration, religion, ethnicity, nationality and “race”.

Migration occurs on a continuum ranging from unfreedom through to freedom, with migrants and non-migrants experiencing different degrees of security or precarity and different degrees of enablement or constraint.  We will examine the stratification of migration and the role of migrants, states, social, economic, political and cultural contexts.

The blogs examine these issues of global (im)mobility in terms of:

  • gender and migration
  • elite, professional, and investment mobility
  • asylum seeker and refugee migration
  • migration networks and diasporas
  • “human trafficking” and “people smuggling”
  • Indigeneity and mobility rights
  • racism, multiculturalism, and xenophobia
  • segregation and integration
  • global risks, local interests, and international rights
  • comparative international contexts (Europe, U.S. China, India)
  • the criminalization of migration
  • people displacement, migration, and environment
  • people displacement, immobility, and inequality
  • sociological theories of global migration and immobility

Each blog will provide information and resource suggestions relating to the Global Migration lectures.

London Wlogger

Walking blogger exploring London's hidden gems, parks, bridges, landmarks, sights and history!

Golondrinas 21

Movilidades y migraciones en contexto de crisis

Refugees World

This is a blog created by Afghan refugee Mehdi Shams to give insight into life as a refugee on Lesvos, Greece.

The Indigenous Resistance Writers

Amplifying space for all past, present and future generations of Indigenous Writers and Storytellers.

Reflections on Gender and Postcolonial Issues

the truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off--gloria steinem

settler colonial studies blog

A blog for the advancement of settler colonial studies

Postcolonial Text

Introducing the sociology of migration and im/mobility

Sex Work Research

For researchers, students, activists and anyone interested in research on sex work and related topics, including human trafficking

looking beyond borders

foreign policy and global economy

Border Criminologies blog

Introducing the sociology of migration and im/mobility


for the love of things home, in-between, and away