Coordinators: Judith Kohlenberger
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
judith.kohlenberger@wu.ac.at
Katharina Miko-Schefzig
Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
katharina.miko-schefzig@wu.ac.at

This research area focuses on all forms of human mobility, in particular internal and transnational displacement and refugee movements. Overcoming the clear-cut, yet insufficient legal distinction between voluntary and forced migration as encoded in the Geneva Convention and several other key documents, we aim to explore various types of mixed migration, both within nation states and across geographical borders. Effects of social, political, economic and ecological change on migration patterns as diversification strategies shall be taken into account. Finally, securitization discourses and problematization of border narratives, deportability und detainability, and their social and political consequences are considered as well as crimmigration.

We invite emerging and established scholars interested in an open and interdisciplinary dialogue to explore the above questions and concepts in both empirical and conceptual ways.