Refugees from Libya Queue for Food at Tunisia Transit Camp.


Migration continues to be a subject that inspires research and practice across Goldsmiths' disciplines

— Image: United Nations (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
— Image: United Nations (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Course overview

As the current refugee crisis in Europe demonstrates, migration is one of the biggest issues facing the world today. Not only is Goldsmiths home to some of the most innovative and influential researchers addressing migration and human rights, we are a politically active community with a strong history of advocating for those at the margins of our society.

We aim not only to provide expert insights that shape debates on migration, but to affect real positive change for migrants and refugees in the UK and around the world. 


Our world renowned experts

Student work

Stephanie Gervais

Stephanie Gervais works around language, translation, storytelling and ornamentation through the mediums of sculpture, text and image.

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Alumni story

FrancescaMA in Contemporary Art Theory

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Studying at Goldsmiths provided me with tools of critical thinking that have proven fundamental in my career
I'm now an independent scholar, currently working on a book on art and creative practices in Kabul, Afghanistan: Studying at Goldsmiths provided me with the tools of critical thinking that in time have proven fundamental throughout my career. I also learnt the importance of dialogical education and the value of interdisciplinary studies. 


Research centres and units

A photo of the Lunar House building.

Some of our current research projects

Systems of marginalisation: migrants in the UK and Europe - Evidence from hundreds of staff and migrants at Lunar House, the frontline office and headquarters of British immigration services.

Big Journeys - What happens to children and young people who arrive in the UK alone to seek asylum?

The Left-to-Die Boat - The deadly drift of a migrants’ boat in the Central Mediterranean

Migrating Dreams and Nightmares - An exhibition and series of events responding to 'A Seventh Man' by John Berger and Jean Mohr.