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Migration and Health Workshop

Event date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Research Commons Room 350A

Dear everyone,

We invite you to join us for the our next reading discussion on Migration and Health, organized by The Migration Studies Working Group. 


We will be reading Kelly Yotebieng's article "Health, well-being, and urban refugees and asylum seekers: an agenda paper." (file attached), Friday Oct 6 1.30-3pm in the Research Commons Room 350A (room change!).

Health and well-being have been historically uncommon areas of focus in studies of forced migration within the social sciences, where the focus has more often been focused broadly on identity, liminality, and social suffering. Urban refugees have also been largely excluded from the narrative. Yet, urban refugees represent the majority of the world’s refugees, which means we are effectively excluding the majority of the refugee experience from our research. Health is often a central marker of inequality and marginalization. Understanding the entanglement of forced migration to urban areas and health bears enormous potential for policy and practice. The papers we are discussing during this meeting will outline what we know, and set an agenda for the study of urban refugee health. Many of the areas we cover will also bear resonance for others studying different types of migration.


In this session we will be discussing and critiquing one of our group member’s recently published agenda paper on urban migration and health (with a focus on asylum seekers and refugees). Those interested in this topic are also encouraged to read the following paper for this session, available via OSU libraries.

Castaneda, H., Holmes, S. M., Madrigal, D. S., Young, M. D., Beyeler, N., & Quesada, J. (2015). Immigration as a Social Determinant of Health. Annual Review of Public Health36, 375–92.


This event is free and open to all. Refreshments and cookies will be provided. 

If you plan to join us, please RSVP by Oct 4 by emailing


The Migration Studies Working Group is an interdisciplinary graduate student-led and founded organization which aims to create an inspiring and productive interdisciplinary environment for a range of migration studiesscholarship at The Ohio State University.


Please find the flier for all Fall 2017 events attached.

Also, please forward this invitation to your colleagues, students and friends.


We look forward to seeing you there.



Carolin, Eleanor, Natalie, Erik and Johanna


Carolin Mueller, M.Ed., M.A.

The Ohio State University

Graduate Teaching Associate

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures

486 Hagerty Hall

1775 S. College Road

Columbus OH 43210