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Book Review of Critical Mobilities (in French)

Posted 4 September  2013

The MOVE publication Critical Mobilities has been reviewed in Cybergeo, the European journal for geography: http://cybergeo.revues.org/26024

New Publication by Mihaela Nedelcu

Posted 14 March  2013

We have the pleasure to announce a new publication by the MOVE member Mihaela Nedelcu: Netizenship and Migrants' Online Mobilisation: Transnational Participation and Collective Action in the Digital Era in Rigoni, I. & Saitta, E. (2013) Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space, Palgrave Macmillan.

Critical Mobilities now Available

Posted 13 March 2013

The MOVE publication Critical Mobilities is now available. This edited book engages critically with a number of themes and challenges of mobility studies. You can order your copy from Routledge: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415828161/.

New Publications by Fouzieyha Towghi

Posted 17 January  2013

We have the pleasure to announce new publications by the MOVE member Fouzieyha Towghi:

  • Towghi, Fouzieyha. 2012 Cutting in-operable bodies: Particularizing rural sociality to normalize hysterectomies in Balochistan, Pakistan. Medical Anthropology 31(3):229-248.
  • Towghi, Fouzieyha. 2013. “The Biopolitics of Reproductive Technologies Beyond the Clinic: Localizing HPV Vaccines in India.” Medical Anthropology. Special Issue in honour of Margret
    Lock.
  • Towghi, Fouzieyha. Forthcoming. “Bodies, Markets, and the Experimental.” (Introduction with Kalindi Vora), Submitted August 2011 and Accepted for Special Journal Issue of Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology.
  • Towghi, Fouzieyha. Forthcoming. “Normalizing Off-Label Experiments and the Pharmaceuticalizing Homebirths in Pakistan.” Submitted August 2011 and Accepted for Special Journal Issue of Ethnos: Journal of Anthropology.

MOVE Publication: Critical Mobilities

Posted 3 December 2012

We are happy to announce the forthcoming MOVE publication Critical Mobilities. This edited book engages critically with a number of themes and challenges of mobility studies. You can pre-order your copy from Routledge: http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415828161/.

MOVE Visiting Researcher

Posted 27 August 2012

Sami Mahroum from INSEAD, Abu Dhabi, will be visiting the University of Lausanne for the first week in September as part of the MOVE network. He will be giving two talks:
  • 3 September 2012, MTEI seminar (link), EPFL Collège du Management, 12:00-13:30 (Odyssea 4.03 VIP Room)
  • 5 September 2012, public seminar at EPFL in association with the Centre for Cultural and Area Studies on the "The Arab Spring and the Rise of the Second Arab Society", 13:00-14:30 (EPFL CM 010).

New Publication by Kate Geddie

Posted 27 August  2012

We have the pleasure to announce a new publication by the MOVE member Kate Geddie:

  • Geddie, K. (2013) 'The transnational ties that bind: Relationship considerations for graduating international science and engineering research students.' Population, Space and Place (special issue on International Student Migration and Mobilities, guest edited by Russell King and Parvati Raghuram)

New Publications by MOVE Members

Posted 25 October 2011

The members of the MOVE network are dedicated to research, and we have the pleasure to announce a range of new publications:

  • Geddie, K. (2012) 'Constructing transnational higher education spaces: branch campus developments in the United Arab Emirates' in Changing Spaces of Education: New Perspectives on the Nature of Learning, R. Brooks, A. Fuller, J.L. Waters (eds), London: Routledge.
  • Gertler, M.S., Geddie, K., Hatch, C., and Rekers, J. (2012) 'Attracting and retaining talent: The evidence from Canada’s city-regions', in Seeking Talent for Creative Cities: The Social Dynamics of Economic Innovation, Grant, J.L. (ed.), Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
  • Nedelcu M. (2011) 'Netizenship and migrants’ online mobilisation: new forms of transnational participation and collective action in the digital era' in Rigoni, I. and E. Saitta, Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space, Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Nedelcu, M. (forthcoming) ' Migrants’ new transnational habitus: Rethinking migration through a cosmopolitan lens in the digital age', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
  • Towghi, F. (2012) 'Cutting In-operable Bodies: Particularizing rural sociality to normalize hysterectomies in Balochistan, Pakistan', Medical Anthropology.
  • Towghi, F. (2010) 'Globalizing HPV vaccines: Mobile therapeutic norms against cervical cancer', ROSA- Zeitschrift für Geschlechterforschung, 41:32-35.

Full Programme for the 2011 Conference

Posted 16 June 2011

The full programme of the 2011 MOVE Conference in Lausanne is now available. You can register by sending an e-mail to didier.ruedin@unine.ch. Attendance will be free.


Free Registration for the 2011 Conference

Posted 7 June 2011

Please register now for the 2011 MOVE Conference in Lausanne. You can register by sending an e-mail to didier.ruedin@unine.ch. Attendance will be free.


New Publication: ReThinking the City

Posted 3 June 2011

MOVE member Vincent Kaufmann has just published "ReThinking the City." Available as paperback from Routledge, the book assesses the urban implications of the mobility turn.


Programme Preview for 2011 Conference

Posted 21 April 2011

The programme preview for the 2011 MOVE Conference is now available. The conference New Spaces of Scientific Knowledge will take place on 30 June and 1 July 2011 in Lausanne, Switzerland.


International Workshop on Model Cities in Neuchâtel

Posted 28 February 2011

There will be an international workshop on model cities in Neuchâtel on 20 May 2011 . The workshop Model Cities: the Construction of Urban Exemplarity discusses how city governments, planners and policy-makers are increasingly modeling their urban policies on successful ‘best practices’ borrowed from elsewhere. Guest speakers include: Shane Ewen (Leeds), Jennifer Robinson (UCL; MOVE), Kevin Ward (Manchester), Andy Thornley (LSE), and Emeline Bailly (Paris). The workshop is organized by Ola Söderström (MOVE), Francisco Klauser, and Laurence Crot (MOVE). A full programme will be available on the website of the Institute of Geography from 1 May.



Jennifer Robinson New Swiss Chair of Mobility Studies

Posted 15 February 2011

Jennifer Robinson (UCL) holds the Swiss Chair for Mobility Studies in Spring 2011. She is based at the Institute of Geography in Neuchâtel.

Kapil Raj Keynote Now Available

Posted 8 February 2011

The keynote from the June 2010 International Seminar in Neuchâtel is now available in its entire length. You can watch the videos here.


Date for 2011 Conference

Posted 19 January 2011

The 2011 MOVE Conference will take place on 30 June and 1 July 2011 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Further details will follow.


New Publication: (Re)penser le transnationalisme

Posted 14 November 2010

Mihaela Nedelcu, member of the MOVE network, has just published a new article on transationalism and citizenship. The article « (Re)penser le transnationalisme et l’intégration à l’ère du numérique. Vers un tournant cosmopolitique dans l’étude des migrations internationales ? » appeared in Revue Européenne des Migrations Internationales (REMI).


Interview with Vincent Kaufmann

Posted 23 September 2010

Vincent Kaufmann, member of the MOVE network, has recently been interviewed by Migros Magazine (in French), talking about commuting and mobility in Switzerland. The interview is available here: Et si on limitait le nombre de pendulaires?.


New Publication: Transnational urban policies

Posted 10 June 2010

Laurence Crot, member of the MOVE network, just published a new journal article:



International Seminar: Pictures

Posted 10 June 2010

There are now a few pictures of international seminar Mobile Constitutions of Society in Neuchâtel available: Impressions from Monday and Tuesday.


International Seminar: Free Registration Open

Updated 25 May 2010

We invite interested individuals to register for the international seminar Mobile Constitutions of Society in Neuchâtel. We ask to send us a short e-mail by 2 June 2010 to indicate your interest, and which days (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday) you plan to attend, so that we can anticipate demand. Registration and participation is free.

The complete programme including abstracts is now available on the page of the seminar.


International Seminar: Programme Out

Posted 11 May 2010

The programme for the international seminar Mobile Constitutions of Society is available now. We have added an extra day on methods of mobility studies to complement the international seminar.


New Publication: The Deportation Regime

Posted 10 May 2010

Nicholas de Genova, Swiss Chair for Mobility Studies in 2009, just published a new book:
The Deportation Regime: Sovereignty, Space, and the Freedom of Movement, Duke University Press.


Call for Papers

Updated 30 April 2010

We now invite submissions for the Qualitative Research Methods for Mobilities Studies on 6th June 2010.

Deadline extended to 5 May 2010.

Qualitative Research Methods for Mobilities Studies

Updated 23 April 2010

Organized as part of the EUROQUAL programme, we are happy to announce a one-day workshop on Qualitative Research Methods for Mobilities Studies on 6th June 2010 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. The workshop aims to complement the international seminar on Mobile Constitutions of Society, which takes place in Neuchâtel on 7-8 June 2020. Organized by MOVE, this methods workshop focuses on methodological innovations in mobility studies and discusses the challenges of using qualitative methods in this emerging interdisciplinary field of studies.

Gallya Lahav New Swiss Chair of Mobility Studies

Posted 15 February 2010

Gallya Lahav (Stony Brook) holds the Swiss Chair for Mobility Studies in Spring 2010. She is based at the Swiss Forum of Migration and Population Studies in Neuchâtel.


MOVE in the Swiss Newspaper Le Temps

Posted 9 February 2010

MOVE is featured in Laurence Crot's article in Le Temps "Aux Etats-Unis, une ville durable va naître grâce au secteur privé" describes how a Californian region rethinks its planning despite lack of interest by the municipal authorities.


Call for Papers

Posted 8 January 2010

The 2010 MOVE international seminar is intended for scholars with a strong scientific interest in diverse forms of mobilities and their implications for the study of contemporary society. The seminar will be held 7th and 8th June 2010 at the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.

We now invite paper submissions for six panels.

Deadline: Monday, 1st March 2010.


New Publication

Posted 4 January 2010

A chapter by Laurence Crot called “Green communities and neighbourhood planning” will appear in the edited volume Green Cities by N. Cohen (Sage, 2010).