CMR Inaugural Event: February 16, 2018

We are very happy to announce that the inaugural event of the Centre for Minorities Research will take place on 16th February 2018, 1-4pm, at Parliament Hall. The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of St Andrews Professor Sally Mapstone will open the event and the keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Philomena Essed, Antioch University, known for her outstanding work on ‘everyday racism’ and gender studies. Members of the CMR board will engage in a panel discussion.

Drinks will follow!

All welcome!



LGBT History Forum: February 23, 2018


LGBT History Forum to celebrate LGBT History month in the University of St Andrews – 23rd February 2018 – Byre Theatre Studio (Support from Saints LGB, the History Society, the School of History and Kate Ferris, head of Equality and Diversity committee, School of History).



The Impact of the UK Immigration Act on Housing and Public Services








Friday 8th June 2018, 10am-16.15pm

University of St Andrews


 9.30 – 10.00       Registration & Coffee

10.00- 10.05       Kim McKee (Chair), University of St Andrews – Welcome

10.05 – 11.00     Hannah Jones, University of Warwick
‘Go Home – whose home? How both immigration and the ‘hostile
environment’ are ordinary in the UK

11.00 – 12.15     Sharon Leahy, University of St Andrews
‘Propelling Precarity through the Immigration Act’

David Robinson, University of Sheffield
‘Migration, Housing and Marginality in England: a retreat into the past’

12.15 – 13.00     Lunch

13.00 – 14.15     David McCollum, University of St Andrews
‘Patterns and Perceptions of Migration, How Distinct is Scotland?

Eloise Nutbrown, COSLA
Title TBC

14.15 – 15.00    Anna Pearce, ASH Project
‘The Hole is Getting Deeper’

15.00 – 15.15    Coffee

15.15 – 16.00    Regina Serpa, Heriot-Watt University
‘Second Class Citizens? The Experience of Homeless EEA Nationals in
the UK and Brexit’

16.00 – 16.15   Conclusions


To register please email Kim McKee ( Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with registration closing 21st May 2018. This is a free event and lunch and coffee will be provided on the day. Please advise if you have any special dietary requirements.

A small number of travel bursaries (up to £50) are available for delegates to support attendance at this event. Please indicate in your registration whether you would like to be considered for one. Priority will be given to early-career researchers.



International Minority Education: Opening New Collaborative Research Possibilities

CMR -Brazilian Minorities (2)


November 26-30


***** Itinerary Subject to Change *******


26/11 – Open Seminar at the Department of Anthropology

“Indigenous and quilombola education in Brazil: an introduction”


27/11 – Invited meeting with research groups about minority education and collaborative research.


27/11 – Meeting in the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Human Sciences – Centre for Ethnographic Research and Applied Anthropology (Centro di Ricerche Etnografiche e di Antropologia applicata “Francesca Cappelletto” – CREAa) – University of Verona and the Centre for Minorities Research (CMR) – University of St Andrews, to discuss future collaborative projects.


28/11 – Work meeting on documents and possible projects on academic cooperation among the institutions partners: UFMG and Università di Verona


29/11 – Visit at a public school with common activities with the two young quilombola and indigenous researchers


30/11 – Appointment with university offices about possibilities for an international education program for minority students