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Borders, Race, Ethnicity and Migration Network (BREM)

BREM promotes interdisciplinary dialogue across the intersecting themes of migration, ‘race’/ethnic relations and bordering practices, broadly defined. It serves as an open forum for sharing research, developing new and existing collaborations, and supporting early career researchers.


About us

Our work

  • We create platforms for collaboration between academic researchers at Warwick and at other higher educational institutions working on issues of migration, race, ethnicity and borders
  • We connect academic researchers and external agencies across Warwickshire and the West Midlands, including community organisations, NGOs and public sector bodies working in related areas.
  • In supporting and advancing interdisciplinary research across the areas of borders, race, ethnicity and migration, BREM also provides a forum by which to engage research insights in order to foster the development of an inclusive academic environment more broadly.
  • The network organises workshops and lectures, and provides opportunities for information sharing and for collective research activities.
  • It is an open group that provides a platform for members to plan activities together.
  • Please contact the convenors if you wish to organise an event or join the BREM network mailing list.

Key questions addressed by BREM include:

  • What is the social, cultural, economic and political significance of different historical and contemporary migrations?
  • In what ways are contemporary bordering or boundary-producing practices and dynamics changing?
  • How does ‘race’ and ethnicity feature in the formation of identities and diverse societies?
  • To what extent do processes of racialisation shape regulations and differentiated experiences across diverse sites (e.g. the university, workplace or law court)?

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    If you are interested in joining the network, please contact the convenors:

    Professor of International Politics
    Politics and International Studies (PAIS)
    Professor of Law
    School of Law
    PhD Researcher
    Politics and International Studies (PAIS)


    BREM PGR Summer Workshop - June 6 2023

    Dr. Amal Abu-Bakare (Liverpool)Link opens in a new window will join us this year on a collaborative workshop on research design and ethics. To know more and attend click here

    BREM Book Launch - February 8 2023
    BREM will host the launch of Dr. Thom Tyerman's book "Everyday Border Struggles - Segregation and Solidarity in the UK and Calais". To know more and join the book launch click here
    STARxBREM New blog entries - December 1 2022

    Two new blog entries arising from a collaboration between BREM’s Dr Catherine Briddick (Law), Yasmin Ford and Navera Parwez from Warwick STAR (Student Action for Refugees) have been just published. The first focuses on the treatment of refugee women, while the second focuses on the 2022 Nationality and Borders Act.

    BREM Book Launch - November 23 2022

    BREM is hosting the launch of the edited volume "Postcoloniality and Forced Migration. Mobility, Agency and Control", edited by Martin Lemberg-Pedersend and others. To know more and join the book launch click here

    BREM PGR Seminar - November 16 2022

    BReM members Elena Casado, Meryem Choukri, and Danya Nusseir presented their latest research findings online. To know more about this event click here