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The Urban Sanctuary, Migrant Solidarity, and Hospitality in Global Perspective partnership brings together 36 academics and 36 partner organizations to co-develop and share evidence-based knowledge related to the policies and practices of accommodating vulnerable and precarious migrants and refugees in major urban centres in Africa, Europe, North America, and Latin America.


We are a team of international academics and cross-sectoral partners that examine the complex and multifaceted approaches to migrant and refugee settlement. We aim to help urban decision makers develop innovative policies of migrant and refugee inclusion, while enhancing scholarly knowledge.

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Documentary Premiere: Migrant Lives in Pandemic Times

On Thursday October 28 (12-2 PM) our friends from CERC will premiere a series of 12 documentary shorts exploring stories of migrant lives in pandemic times.

Interview with Dr. Deresse Kassa from Iona College (New Rochelle, NY)

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Dr. Derese Kassa, associate professor of sociology at Iona College, has joined a team of researchers studying global migration trends thanks to a $2.4 million grant from the Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC).

Research Partners Published in Critical Sociology
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Check the latest publications by our research partners Drs. García Agustín, Bak Jørgensen, de Graauw and Bauder.

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