Migration Studies at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology

Selected Topics and Research Agendas





global inequalities, transnational social protection, migrant capitals, homing, forced displacement, privileged migration


The following is a brief overview of selected topics and research agendas in migration studies presented at the XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology (July 15-21, 2018, Toronto, Canada). Migration studies occupied a prominent place at the Toronto Congress: More than 100 sessions (out of app. 1000) with more than 500 presentations were directly related to the issues of migration. They overwhelmingly concerned transnational migration in all its diversity. To provide even a cursory overview of this rich material is practically impossible. However, an attempt at presenting several salient topics and research agendas is worth making. This overview will focus on new concepts and research agendas in migration studies, on forced displacement, and on privileged migration.

Аcknowledgements. This publication was supported by the Russian Science Foundation, Project No 16-18-10092 “Social risks of the international youth migration in contemporary Russia”.


Author Biography

Alexander V. Tavrovskiy, Saint Petersburg University

  • Saint Petersburg University, St Petersburg, Russia
    • Assistant of the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnic Sociology, Faculty of Sociology