Call for Papers: STS-MIGTEC Paper Workshop 2022, 15-17 February 2022, online

The STS-MIGTEC Paper Workshop 2022 invites scholars to present and discuss current work in several panels, to plan future network research activities, and to think about interventions beyond academic research. We invite you to submit your paper proposal, which are concerned with (but not limited to) the following questions:

  • How do migration and border technologies shape transnational migration and border regimes?
  • Which material and epistemic practices manifest or counter migration management/control regimes?
  • What are the material/ontological politics involved and what power effects do such entanglements produce?
  • What data infrastructures of migration and border control emerge; how are these configured alongside intersecting grids of power such as race, gender, sexuality, ability, nationality, age, generation and in which ways are they/can they be contested?
  • What new forms of health and migration surveillance technologies and infrastructures did the Covid-19 global health pandemic trigger which now shape how we ‘see’ migrations and how versions of ‘migrants’ are enacted?
  • How are migrant subjects shaped and affected by migration and border technologies?
  • How do migrant subjects enact, subvert, appropriate them?
  • What role do alternative, interventionist or oppositional technologies and infrastructures enacted by migrant subjects or other actors in solidarity with migrant subjects play?
  • How can we critically and publicly engage with migration and border control technologies and infrastructures? What can the methodological and conceptual repertoire of STS add to engage critically with human rights issues, inequalities, public ignorance linked to migration and border control regimes? What role do science and critical scholars have in that process?

You can submit your paper proposal either to specific thematic panels (see descriptions below), or to an open panel. After reviewing and selecting paper proposals for open thematic panels, the scientific committee will invite discussants with appropriate expertise to match the papers of the open thematic panels so as to provide informed commentaries.

Please include: title, abstract (up to 250 words), and authors of the paper, incl. affiliations and short bios (75 words). Specify if you propose your paper to one of the available thematic panels (see below) or to an open panel. The deadline for submission is 31 October 2021. A variety of topics linking STS and critical migration/border/security/surveillance studies is welcomed.


  • 31 October – Deadline to submit paper abstracts
  • mid-November – Notification about acceptance of papers
  • 31 January – Deadline to submit full draft papers (short papers of 4000 words or full papers of 8000 words)
  • 15-17 February 2022 – Workshop Online

Contact: Please, submit paper proposals via (subject: STS-MIGTEC Workshop paper proposal). In case you submit a proposal to one of the thematic panels listed below please also submit to the panel convenors according to the information of the full CfP.

You can find the full CfP here: STS-MIGTEC Paper Workshop 2022_Call for papers