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About the lecture
"I am too tired, I don't want to go to school": families' experiences of migration and education. What lengths will households go to ensure that their children have access to the ‘best’ educational opportunities? How and why is education, within some contexts, seen to be a key driver of international and transnational mobilities? Perhaps, more importantly, what are the implications of these mobilities for household members and wider societies? In this lecture, I draw on a number of different but related research projects, undertaken over the past twenty or so years, to offer some reflections on these questions, to suggest some ways in which we might engage, intellectually, with them and to begin to suggest some answers.
About the speaker
Johanna L. Waters is Professor of Human Geography and Co-Director of the Migration Research Unit at University College London. She is Co-Editor of the journal Global Networks. She has worked for many years on issues related to households, transnational migration and education. She is also interested in the geographies of international student mobilities and the internationalisation of higher education.
Image: ©Johanna Waters
Inaugural Lecture Series 2022/23
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