Migration Mobilities Bristol (MMB) is a Specialist Research Institute at the University of Bristol. We are an interdisciplinary network of academics and others with diverse interests ranging from politics to film studies, history and law. By expanding and challenging understandings of migration and making connections between different types of mobilities, beyond the human and across time, we endeavour to contribute to a more just world.
Within MMB there is a wide and active group of scholars researching migration and mobility related issues in Latin America. Working across many different disciplines their key areas of interest include:
- political violence and post-conflict reconstruction in communities experiencing local, national and cross-border displacement;
- labour and mobility, and the historical legacy of slavery in contemporary work relations;
- representations of territorial boundaries and the tensions between political and ecological rights;
- neoliberal market expansion, wildcat economics and the movement of people and capital to and from the global margins;
- the circulation of ideas and translational exchanges across borders within Latin America and beyond.
This group of scholars came together as the MMB Latin America working group during 2019-2020 and here their work is profiled in a single forum for the first time. The website is also intended to facilitate further research in the region and collaboration between scholars in Bristol and Latin America.
The site has links to members of the working group and a new blog series with contributions from scholars and activists in the region as well from those at Bristol. We welcome posts in Spanish, Portuguese or English (apologies, with limited resources these won’t be translated at this stage). In due course we will add sections that showcase research and collaborations.
If you are a member of staff at the University of Bristol and are working on related themes in the region please get in touch to join the working group. Or if you are based in Latin America and are interested in collaborating with our group we would love to hear from you!