Klaudia Wegschaider from the University of British Columbia was Highly Commended in 2015 for two papers:
“The Wave Metaphor in Scholarly Democratization Discourse: An Argument for a More Diverse Set of Metaphors” in Language & Linguistics
“The Political Economy of Asylum: Conditions Affecting Labour Market Access for Asylum Seekers in Europe between 1990 and 2014″ in Politics & International Relations.
Now she’s Co-Editor-in-Chief at the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo) and wants to encourage anyone with an interest in migration to submit!
“Since attending the UA Global Summit in Dublin in 2015, I completed the MSc in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford with distinction. In my master’s dissertation, I had the chance to delve into two topics very dear to me — migration and democracy. I explored how migration pulls at many of the assumptions at the heart of democracy and developed a framework for analysing the connection between immigrant and emigrant voting rights.
However much I enjoyed my academic studies — and I easily drift off when talking about my research interest — I felt that in the field of migration, this was not the time to be sitting in libraries. So I decided to move to Germany and started working at the largest private non-profit foundation in the country. At first, I contributed to projects supporting local governments in designing welcoming and integration plans in light of the refugee migration. Some months later, I switched to working towards more policy coherence at the national and international level. I seek to contribute to a paradigm shift from seeing migration as a problem to realising its untapped potential.
Parallel to my full-time job, I volunteer as Co-Editor-in-Chief at the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration (OxMo), a bi-annual, independent, academic journal that engages with issues of forced migration. I really enjoy working for OxMo, because it seeks to go beyond the world of academia by engaging in a global intellectual dialogue with students, practitioners in the field, NGOs, government representatives, general interest readers and individuals with experiences of forced migration.
If you have ideas and insights around forced migration, then I welcome you to submit your work to OxMo. The current call for submissions for our seventh volume is out until 2 April 2017. We accept academic articles as well as shorter and more informal pieces. If you have any questions, feel free to write to me at email@example.com.
And at last: I want to send heartfelt greetings to all participants of the UA summits, especially to those of the 2015 generation!”