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BREM is looking for news members in 2023-24

October 5 2023

In 2023-24, we are looking forward to meeting new PhD Students and colleagues working on related topics, interested in extending the outreach of their research and supporting our activities. We would appreciate it greatly if you could let us know of any newly arrived colleagues who might be interested in being part of the network that you know of, by sending an email to the convenors.

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 lauch click here

BREM PGR Seminar

November 16 2022

BReM members Elena Casado, Meryem Choukri, and Danya Nusseir will present online their latest research findings. To know more and join the seminar click here


October 2022

Filmmaker Ducan Withley (in Residence in Film and TV Studies 2022-23) will offer an overview of his collaborative research project 'Vanishing Point', around the themes of landscapes, migrations, and identity.

BREM-STAR workshop

May 2022

Avindri Chandraharan and Vicki Squire organised a seminar for members of STAR, with presentations from Ahmad Akkad, Ana Aliverti, Dallal Stevens.

PhD workshop

April 2022

On 26 April 2022, BREM held a PhD workshop for students across the University working in areas related to the network themes. Please contact one of the convenors if you wish to join our PhD network

New Blog

October 2021

Irene Garcia, an UG student from PAIS has written a blog about migration to Spain. You can access it here.

Online art galleries

June 2021

BREM network members helped to create two virtual galleries as part of the Resonate festival in June 2021. These are freely accessible, you can view the Re/making Home gallery here and the Everyone's Coventry gallery here.

Resonate Festival Sanctuary Month

June 2021

Sanctuary month of the Resonate Festival involved various events curated by BREM network, ranging from theatre performance to legal training to roundtable discussions. Our priority has been to work with local partners while ensuring that people with lived experiences of sanctuary play an active role in the programme of events. You can find out more about some of the activities by viewing our virtual galleries here and here.

Routes to Peace? Artwork


Located in the atrium of the Social Sciences building and next to the Warwick Art Centre, “Routes to Peace?" is artwork inspired by research conducted at the University of Warwick.

The Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by BoatLink opens in a new window project led by Professor Vicki SquireLink opens in a new window of the University of Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies has inspired a new artwork by international artist and activist Salma Zulfiqar.

Professor Squire and her team collected the stories of people from the Middle East and Africa making the dangerous journey to safety in Europe through in-depth interviews. The research team wanted to challenge the assumptions that are often made about people migrating, and give those arriving in Europe the opportunity to tell their own stories in order to highlight the effects of EU migration policies on the journeys, experiences, understandings, expectations, concerns and demands of people on the move.

Salma ZulfiqarLink opens in a new window has chosen ten of those stories to highlight in Routes to Peace? The artwork represents each woman as a “peace dove” carrying her story with her.


Faculty of Social Science

Please see our "Archive of events" page to read more about our past activities.