Message posted on 27/11/2023

Call for Papers - STS-MIGTEC Workshop 2024: Data Matters in Migration and Border Control (deadline 30 November)

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Dear friends and colleagues,

We are happy to remind you for the call for papers for the STS-MIGTEC Workshop 2024, which will take place at Utrecht University on 8 – 10 April, 2023.

The deadline for paper abstracts submission is this Thursday, 30 November 2023. A wide variety of topics linking STS and critical migration/border/security studies are welcome. More information can be found below. For the full call for papers, and thematic panel descriptions, please see the website or attachment.

Best regards,

The workshop organizing team: Koen Leurs, Jasper van der Kist, Nina Amelung, Olga Usachova, Silvan Pollozek, Kinan Alajak, Ivan Josipovic


The research network STS-MIGTEC invites scholars at different career stages to a research workshop. We invite contributions at the intersection of science and technology studies (STS), critical migration, security, surveillance and border studies, and related disciplines.

You can submit your papers either to specific thematic panels or to open panels. More information can be found in the attachment:

  • Thematic Panel 1: Legal Challenges in Datafying EU Migration, Asylum and Border Management Niovi Vavoula, Queen Mary University of London,

  • Thematic Panel 2: The technopolitics of digital crimmigration control: Expertise, experimentation, and democratic politic Samuel Singler, University of Essex, Nina Amelung, Universidade de Lisboa, Sanja Milivojevic, University of Bristol,

  • Thematic Panel 3: Being Political? Navigating criticality and dissent with(in) and beyond STS Stephan Scheel, Leuphana University, Jasper van der Kist, University of Viadrina,

  • Thematic Panel 4: The impact of open-source and other digital evidence on the governance of asylum and criminal justice in the context of war and persecution Maarten Bolhuis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,

Submission procedure Please submit paper proposals to (subject: STS-MIGTEC/PC Workshop paper proposal). In case you submit a proposal to one of the thematic panels please additionally cc: the panel convenors.

Please include the title, abstract (up to 250 words), and authors of the paper, incl. affiliations and short bios (75 words). Specify if you propose your paper to one of the available thematic panels or to open panels and if you would like to participate on-site. The deadline for submissions is 30 November 2023.


  • 30 November 2023 – Deadline to submit paper abstracts
  • 15 December 2023 – Notification about acceptance of papers
  • 31 March 2023 – Deadline to submit short papers (of approximately 4000 words)
  • 8-10 April 2023 – Workshop (hybrid)

Organization The STS-MIGTEC network is an independent network of scholars at the intersection of science and technology studies (STS) and critical migration, security and border studies. It aims to stimulate and communicate state-of-the-art research. It seeks to bring together researchers from different disciplines and around the world and to initiate scientific exchange to produce synergies for relevant knowledge production.

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