Please check out the Project Blog, and its first post, ‘Pregnant migrants and ‘the local‘. In this post, I discuss why I am researching migrant women’s experiences of maternity care in Manchester, Leeds, and Kirklees specifically.
Also, I am pleased to announce that I will present a paper based on the findings from this project, Born in the NHS? Pregnant migrants and the UK National Health Service as an ‘affective borderscape’ at this year’s American Sociological Association annual conference, which will be held virtually. The long abstract for this paper will be posted on the blog prior to the conference. Please watch for updates.
I am pleased to announce that a working paper, Who is a ‘temporary migrant’? Deservingness, nationalism, and migrant access to the NHS, has been published by Doctors Within Borders in their collection Healthcare Mobilities & National Health Systems: Working Papers Collection. Please visit the News and Publications page for more information.
This project explores migrant women’s experiences of maternity care within the NHS in the north of England. The project looks at these experiences within a wider context of: border controls within the NHS; NHS budget cuts and restructuring; and state and social anxieties around women’s roles in reproducing the nation. I am working with community groups to ensure that the findings from this project will be helpful to pregnant migrants and the people and organisations that support and care for them.
This project is funded by Wellcome and based at Lancaster University.