Wednesday 7 December 18:00 - 19:00

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Families' experiences of migration and education

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Prof Johanna Waters' Inaugural Lecture: "I am too tired, I don't want to go to school": families' experiences of migration & education.

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 โ€˜bestโ€™ 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.

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Inaugural Lecture Series 2022/23

This lecture is part of the 2022/23 series for UCL's Department of Geography. The series provides an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our professors who are undertaking research and scholarship of international significance, and offers an insight into the strength and vitality of the arts, humanities and social sciences at UCL.

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