In addition to the ability to present new fields and/or topics to be addressed at the Congress based on the communications received, the primary topical areas toward which the Congress sessions will be directed are the following:
1. Modern Migration: trends, theories and methods.
Current migratory trends and systems. Globalization, climate change, complexity of mobility…). Migratory theory, explicit models and conceptual challenges. Methodologies for research on migration: epistemological focuses, sources and difficulties.
2.- Migratory policies. Legal framework, citizenship and Human Rights.
Human mobility and border control. Spanish immigration policy and its administrative development. Spanish legal framework: citizenship and rights.
3.- Economy and job markets.
Migration and social-labor stratification. Job market and programs specific to foreign laborers (worker recruitment, circular temporary work migration, seasonal migration…). Economy and migration (crisis impact…)
4.- Immigration, school and the educational system.
Innovative educational experiences in immigration. Educational policies for equality, power relations and conflict. New research perspectives on education and immigration.
5.- Socio-cultural diversity and integration.
Acculturation, adaptation and identity. Integration models, areas and policies. Geographical areas for coexistence: town, neighborhood, city. Administrative models and experiences with cultural diversity. Immigrant social participation.
6.- Images, perceptions and attitudes with regard to immigration.
The social construct of the immigrant: political discourse, the media, prejudices and stereotypes. Discrimination, racism and xenophobia.
7.- Immigration and gender.
Gender identity and relations. The migrant woman. The migrant man.
8.- Mobility, development and social, transnational spaces.
Transnationalism and migratory networks: transnational spaces and practices; links between origin and destination. Co-development and developmental cooperation in migratory contexts: migration and development; remittances.
9.- The children of migrants: identity(ies) and integration.
Keep in mind that this content is provided for guidance only, and as such, does not exclude other options.