Our workshop programme builds Tunisian ECR research capacity, focusing on the ‘wicked issue’ (Curtis, 2010) of migration within Tunisia. Specifically, we will investigate transit migration and mixed migration flows of refugees, victims of trafficking and people seeking better lives and opportunities - into and out of Tunisia; migrant solidarity and resistance in Tunisia using digital spaces; and migrant women’s unmet reproductive health needs. Our workshop programme will broker durable and inclusive connections between Tunisian ECRs across the humanities and social sciences, and senior UK and Tunisian academics, developing scholarship and securing pathways to societal impact. We do so through an integrated programme of publications/funding applications, mentoring and networking with established scholars and journal editors. Meeting these challenges is crucial for Tunisia’s capacity to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 3 and 10, and the Tunisian Republic’s National Migration Strategy (2018).
Workshop team: Dr Federica Mazzara, University of Westminster; Dr Samira Mechri, Higher Institute of Human Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar; Dr Lilian Miles, University of Westminster; Dr Tim Freeman, Middlesex University; Dr Saskia Huc-Hepher, University of Westminster; Dr Rim Triki, Institut Supérieur des Sciences Humaines de Tunis / Université de Tunis El Manar; Dr Nicola Pizzolato, Middlesex University.