The Group for Ethnic and Migration studies has successfully completed its yearly student expedition which has been organized under the auspices of the Centre for field research within the "Summer School" independent educational project for the last 2 years. This year the expedition was focused on the representation of ethnicity in local museums in Russia's national republics. The Group's researchers Evgeni Varshaver and Nataliya Ivanova, along with students from various universities and other participants, went on an expedition to Karelia and Kalmykia. To prepare for the field trip, they first worked on their research instrumentation in the Summer School in Dubna, Moscow oblast, and once returned, proceeded to analyze collected materials in that same School. The expedition has been a definite success - data has been collected and posted in a way that anyone can access and use it, participants have drawn general conclusions and, besides, each of them has been a given "a home assignment" - to write an article on one of the research issues by winter.


The life of second generation migrants from Central Asia and Transcaucasia in Russia: where they work and study, how they make friends, date, marry and identify themselves within the broader Russian society. These are the questions the Group explores in its newly published study on second generation migrants in Tumen Oblast, Siberia.


Migrants and Russia: do they want to settle or dream to go back? What are the key factors and how can state policies impact their decision? The Group delves into these and other related issues in its latest article on Russia's migrants' plans for their future.


The article which finalizes a wide-scale two-year project on integration of young adult second-generation migrants in Russia got issued in The Monitoring of Public Opinion Journal #2 (2019). We are happy to share the most comprehensive results on the topic with our international colleagues!


A new article "Localized Migrant Communities in the Absence of Ethnic Neighbourhoods: A Glimpse into Moscow’s Ethnic Cafés" authored by Group's researchers Evgeni Varshaver and Anna Rocheva has recently been issued in Urbanities - Journal of Urban Ethnography, vol. 8, #2.


We invite you to participate in the research panel on the youth with migrant background in various settings, which we are planning to organize at the Annual IMISCOE conference which will be held in Malmö, Sweden in June 26-28, 2019. [more]


In July 2018 researchers of the Group organized and held a student car expedition to the Middle Volga region of Russia, where they focused on ethnicity in poliethnic contexts.


An article by the lead researcher of the group dr. Anna Rocheva and the head of the group dr. Evgeni Varshaver 'Gender Dimension of Migration from Central Asia to the Russian Federation' was published at Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 32, # 2.


On November 8, 2017 Anna Rocheva presented a paper "Migration from Central Asia to Russia: Gender Dimension" at The Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration in Bangkok at the invitation of the UNESCAP.


In November researcher Nataliya Ivanova took part in the course "Migrations and Refugees: Cities Experience in Europe", it was organized by Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI).


On November 16-18 the head of the Group Evgeni Varshaver and the lead researcher Anna Rocheva participated in the conference "Labor market and Economic perspectives on large-scale Migration in Sociology" held in Mannheim (Germany). They presented a paper "Young adult second generation migrants in Russia: First evidence from the wide-scale research project".


On November, 7 at the Institute for Economic Policy (Moscow) the researchers of the Group made a presentation “Second Generation Migrants in Russia: the Results of the Pilot Stage of the Research”. For the ppt. press here.


On April, 19-20 Anna Rocheva, the lead researcher of the Group, made presentations “Migration, Development and Gender” and “The Outcomes of Language Examination for Labor Migrants in Russia” at the conference "Enhancing economic and social benefits of international migration in North and Central Asia" held by UNESCAP in Moscow.


On September, 22 Evgeni Varshaver, the head of the Group, made a presentation “Integration of Migrants in Moscow Neighborhoods” at the conference “East and West: Ethnic and Confessional Communities” held at the All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature, Moscow.