Identities, Citizenship, Equalities and Migration Centre

Welcome to ICEMiC

Globalisation and other social forces are transforming certain aspects of the cultural and political landscape and generating new forms and patterns of inequality, but our individual and collective experience is also shaped by more traditional lines of social division and exclusion. 

The Identities, Citizenship, Equalities and Migration Centre (ICEMiC) brings together researchers who are concerned both with continuity and change; the global and the local; macro level structural forces and micro level everyday practices and experience. 

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Contributing to a range of substantive fields of study (including economic life, migration, gender, class, wealth, ethnicity, postcolonial subjectivity, families, sexuality, nationalism, religion, health and illness, education, tourism), our research documents, explores and theorises the:

  • ways in which identities are produced, negotiated, expressed, claimed or repudiated, and the consequences for individuals and groups in terms of their ability to access social rights and protections
  • production and reproduction of inequalities, and the moral and political ideas (including ideas of citizenship and human rights) that frame, guide, naturalise, deny or contest them

ICEMiC's research informs public and policy debate as well as helping to shape the contemporary sociologies of identities, citizenship, equalities and migration.

Based in the School of Sociology and Social Policy, ICEMiC also includes members from external organisations and from other schools within the University of Nottingham and collaborates with other research centres and institutions nationally and internationally.

Upcoming events

Re-visiting Brexit: conceptual, methodological and ethical implications for migration research

21 September 2022 (16:00-18:00)
In this online symposium, we bring together four recently published papers that seek to advance the field of migration studies by developing new conceptual and analytical insights into Brexit and its impacts.

Latest news

Black Voices on Contraception Choices and Experiences of Sexual Health Services project

Dr Shardia Briscoe-Palmer is working on a project entitled 'Black Voices on Contraception Choices and Experiences of Sexual Health Services', in collaboration with University College London and Decolonising Contraception.
10 May 2022

Professor Cecile Wright invited as a keynote speaker

Professor Cecile Wright has been invited as a keynote speaker at the Black Boys Education conference, which will take place online on 25 February 2022 at 1.30pm EST.
14 February 2022


Identities, Citizenship, Equalities and Migration Centre

School of Sociology and Social Policy
Law and Social Sciences building
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

+44 (0)115 951 5393