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Recording of 'Is Migrant Health Racialised?'

December 1, 2020

Did you miss the second webinar of our Borderings series? Not to worry, we're thrilled to share the recording of our second webinar of the Borderings series: 'Is migrant health racialised?'

From explicit tabloid media’s racial ‘othering’ of migrants to the more implicit racial tonality of political rhetoric and immigration policy, race undeniably plays a major role in political and media discourse surrounding migration. Described by Balibar as neo-racism, this ‘racialisation’ of migrants is a form of culturalism that can be defined as a “racism without race,” in which migrants are discriminated against because of their cultural difference and perceived threat to national autonomy and safety.  We can see the racialisation of migration surface in debates about immigration, assimilation, and multiculturalism, and in the myriad ways it contours migrant experience, but how does it play a role in migrant health?

Join Emma Hill, Susanna Corona Maioli and Natasha Chilambo as they delve deeper into complex nexus of race, migration, gender and health.

About the Series

In a collaboration between the UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health; the UCL Migration Research Unit; Lancet Migration: global collaboration to advance migration health; and Race & Health, Borderings: Migration, Gender and Health series seeks to promote, enhance and connect dialogues of migration, gender and health.