Call for papers “Exceptional welfare: Dilemmas in/of irregular migration” – Deadline Extended

The deadline for submitting abstracts has been extended to 1st of June 2014.

Provision of Welfare to Irregular Migrants (PROVIR) will be organizing its closing conference “Exceptional welfare: Dilemmas in/of irregular migration” at the University of Bergen, 19th – 21th of November 2014. The conference will bring together researchers from various disciplines and geographic regions who are interested in the interplay between migration control and welfare policy.

At the conference, findings from the PROVIR-project will be presented by the research team.

In addition to keynote addresses by distinguished researchers, including Linda Bosniak, Miriam Ticktin and Heide Casteñada, we also welcome papers to be presented at workshops.

We especially invite contributions addressing:

1) Irregular migrants’ legal situation regarding access to welfare provisions, either in national or international law.

2) Institutional practices and responses by service providers.

3) Migrants’ experiences, agency and embodiment.

We welcome both theoretical and empirical ventures into these questions, and papers may combine the aforementioned issues with interdisciplinary approaches.

To submit a proposal

Paper proposals (maximum 300 words) can be submitted by sending an e-mail to More information about the PROVIR-project, full call for papers and list of keynote speakers, plenary discussion participants and workshop discussants for the PROVIR closing conference is available at and IMER Bergen at

Free conference registration fee for PhD Candidates.