Call for Contributions (CeMIS Migration and Intercultural Studies) “Co-creation in migration research and policy making“. Editor-in-chief: Lore Van Praag
The aim of this book is to contribute to debates on the ways in which innovative strategies to address migrant-related challenges, in particular co-creative methods, may advance migrant integration. More specifically, in this book, we aim to gather contributions that investigate how these co-creative research strategies may provide insights into how these integration processes into various domains of the immigrant society (e.g., language learning, housing, employment) are shaped, and how they can contribute to policy making and new policy practices. This book intends to provide an overview in which the use of such co-creative methodologies in migration studies is critically assessed. This book will first offer a theoretical framework outlining the existing co-creative methodologies used in academic research in general, and migration studies in particular. The chapters in this opening section should discuss particular methods and theoretical approaches to co-creative methodologies and citizen science. In the second, empirical part, ongoing research experiences to incorporate co-creative methodologies and citizen science in academic research are documented and critically assessed. The third, likewise empirical part, reflects upon how co-creative research methods and citizen science have actually contributed to the creation of migrant integration policies and discuss their added value. The concluding chapter offers an overall analysis of the use of co-creative research methodologies in migrant research and policy making and a reflection upon the conditions to successfully implement and conduct co-creative research in migrant research and policy making.
In this call for contributions, the editor welcomes proposals written by established scholars as well as by promising young researchers. Three main types of contributions are welcomed:
1. Contributions that provide a particular co-creative methodology/approach to citizen science
2. Contributions that focus on the use of co-creative methodologies and citizen science in academic research and critically assess these methodologies
3. Contributions that studies how co-creative research methods and citizen science contributes to the creation of policies on migrant integration
Send an abstract of max. 300 words to An.Daems@UAntwerpen.be and Lore.VanPraag@UAntwerpen.be before the 15th of October 2019. Include the type of contribution and a short bio (max. 150 words). Based on the content and numbers of submissions, a selection will be made and all contributors will be informed before the 1st of November about their participation.