Strategic Areas

Mobility, transnationalism and inequality

  • Translocality
  • Transgressing local/ global divides
  • Flows of ideas, goods and people
  • Conflict and mobilities
  • Geographies of inequality and exclusion

In this strategic area we are concerned with understanding how mobilities and translocal connections change relations between people and places. We emphasise how ideas, goods and people move and how translocality (nationally and internationally) reconfigure connectivity between places. A central theme is how and why people move and we analyse causes to migration that include conflict, environment, economy and lifestyle. Colleagues involved in this strategic area study how globalisation, transnationalism and mobility lead to new or strengthen old divides of inequality and exclusion. Related research includes changes in transport and communication technology as a principal premise for mobility and the changing relations between people and places.