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Visiting professor Marie D. Price in GEOMIGRACE

March, 5, 2020 - This month (March 2020) we have the honor to host at our department Professor Marie D. Price from George Washington University, a renowned American geographer and researcher in the fields of international migration, urban geography, international relations and Latin America. Colleagues and students will be able to meet her and learn from her wide-ranging knowledge and research skills at public talks (see below) or during individual consultation.
Marie Price is President of the American Geographical Society and Professor of Geography and International Affairs at the George Washington University. She is also a non-resident fellow of the Migration Policy Institute. A Latin American and migration specialist, her studies have explored human migration, especially with a focus on the transformation of cities, but also natural resource use, environmental conservation, and regional development. She has conducted research in Belize, Mexico, Venezuela, Cuba, Bolivia, as well as e.g. in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Students of all study programs interested in personal consultation are welcome to contact Marie Price directly at mprice@gwu.edu. During the time of her stay she will use the office no. 210 on the 2nd floor of the Albertov 6 building.
Everyone from the broad academic public and beyond is cordially invited to join M. Price’s talks:  
Thursday 12. 3. 2020, at 17:20 – 18:50, room Levá rýsovna (LR) – Albertov 6
"Transnational migration linkages and their impact on development"
(part of the “Professional Seminar on Global Migration and Development Studies“ course)
Wednesday 18. 3. 2020, at 14:50 - 16:20, room VĚŽ – Albertov 6
"The migration impact on the small sending-region. Case of Valle Alto in the Department of Cochabamba of Bolivia"
(part of the “Latin America Seminar“ course)
Thursday 19. 3. 2020, at 14:00 – 17:00, room G2 – Albertov 6
"Global Immigrant gateways. Immigrant Inclusion in Cities"
 (part of the PhD colloquium of the Department of Social Geography and Regional Development)
Useful links:
Profile on the website of the Department of Geography, GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Profile on the website of the Migration Policy Institute
Profile on the website of the American Geographical Society
For more information please contact doc. Eva Janská: eva.janska@natur.cuni.cz

Annual IMISCOE conference

July 4, 2019 - The annual IMISCOE conference was held between June 26 and June 28, 2019, in Malmö, Sweden. Members of our team presented the following contributions: 
Eva Janská, Zdeněk Čermák, Dušan Drbohlav: Transnational lives of labour migrants as a factor of their integration into the receiving society. The case of Moldovans in Czechia and Italy.
Dita Čermáková, Lenka Pavelková, Dušan Drbohlav: Social remittances – quantitative approach: Who could stand out behind social remittances? 
The official website of the conference is HERE

Members of our team participated in the 12th Polish-Czech-Slovak geographic seminar

June 21, 2019 - Between June 12 and June 14, 2019, members of our team participated in a traditional meeting of geographers from Czechia, Poland and Slovakia. This year, the meeting was held in Lochow, Poland. 
The contributions of our team members were: 
Vít Bořil, Jonáš SucháneK. Immigration, attitudes towards immigrants and populist radical right vote through the lens of cleavages, intergroup contact and group threat theories
Lenka Pavelková (with David Hána): Application of the contemporary reasearch in political geography into didactic materials with focus on digital resources
Jiří Hasman (with Kryštof Materna): False regional identity: the case of regional beer brands brewed in the plants out of the region

New article on the website of the Migration Policy Institute

June, 8, 2019 - Our colleagues Dušan Drbohlav and Kristýna Janurová have just published a new article on the website of the prestigious Migration Policy Institute. The title of the article is Migration and Integration in Czechia: Policy Advances and the Hand Brake of Populism and it is a summary of Czechia's recent migration history. As such it can also serve as a good introduction reading for readers who are not familiar with the country's migration situation. 
The text is available HERE

Results of the annual thesis competition

May 5, 2019 - The team evaluated the theses submitted to our annual competition for best theses in the field of international migration. The best theses this year are: 
1st: Jan Krotký: Sekuritizace neregulérní migrace v Evropském parlamentu v období 2014–2018. Fakulta sociálních studií, Masarykova univerzita
2nd: Female Labour Migration from Georgia: A Qualitative Study of the Influence of Migration on Gender Roles and Women’s Self-perceptions. Fakulta sociálních věd, Univerzita Karlova
3rd: Lenka Jansová: Význam času a místa v procesu migrace. Zkušenost dvou generací Čechů žijících v Berlíně. Filozofická fakulta, Univerzita Karlova
The prizes will be given on May 17, 2019, at our seminar. The winner will have an opportunity to present their theses. 
We thank everyone for participating and we are looking forward to seeing the winners on May 17. 

New article on Moldovan migration and social remittances

February 5, 2019 - Within our research on Moldovan migration and social remittances, we have just published an article on the topic in Geografické rozhledy, a Czech journal aimed at geography teachers and students. The article is based on the research conducted within the project "Moldovans in Prague (Czechia) and Turin (Italy) - migratory and integration patterns, financial and social remittances under scrutiny" (project was funded by the Czech Science Foundation (grant no. 16-22194). 

Two articles in Moravian Geographical Reports 4/2018

January 5, 2019 - There are two new articles in the last issue of Moravian Geographical Reports:
Eva Janská, Josef Bernard: Mobility and the assimilation of immigrants: Variations in migration patterns of Ukrainians and Vietnamese in the Czech Republic
Ondřej Valenta, Dušan Drbohlav: Longitudinal and spatial perspectives on the mismatch of tertiary educated migrant workers in the Czech labour market: The case of Ukrainians 
The whole issue is available HERE

New article by Kristýna Janurová: The Unbearable Lightness of Moving: Czech Migrants Making a Home (or Not) in the UK

September 6, 2018 - The Czech Sociological Review has published a new article by Kristýna Janurová. The article, named  The Unbearable Lightness of Moving: Czech Migrants Making a Home (or Not) in the UK, examines the factors that influence migrants' negotiation of belonging in the home and home societies. The analysis is based on semi-structured interviews conducted between 2014 and 2016 with 41 Czech migrants who had moved to the United Kingdom between 1990 and 2015. The article (in English) is available HERE

The team of Geomigrace participated in the annual IMISCOE conference in Barcelona

July 20, 2018 - The members of our team participated in the IMISCOE Research Network Conference that took place in Barcelona from July 2 to July 4, 2018. The team presented, together with our Italian partners, the current research project on Moldovan migration to Czechia and Italy and the impact of social remittances in countries of origin. 

More information about the project is HERE. The conference website is HERE



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