Measuring Migration Conference 2022: Conference Proceedings


On June 9-10, 2022, Migration Oxford and Nuffield College sponsored a student-run conference entitled "Measuring Migration: How? When? Why?". Organised by Christina Pao and Maksim Zubok, the conference sought to bring together students, early career researchers, and practitioners to explore the idea of "measuring migration" using a variety of methods from interdisciplinary perspectives. Participants explored the ethics and implications of what it means to track migratory flows and discussed when this might be appropriate and why these data are helpful/harmful. There were over 300 participants registered from around the world, spanning six continents and dozens of institutions. There were over 30 paper presentations on 10 panels and four keynote panels that took place over the two days

The conference resulted in the following outputs: 

  • Conference Proceedings: The majority of the papers presented are available in a book of conference proceedings published in paperback by the Transnational press London and available online for free thanks to the Princeton Open Access Publication Fund.
  • ​​​​Conference Recordings: This link provides access to recordings of select sessions (both paper presentations and plenary panels) that had the consent of all participants 
  • ​​​​Migration Oxford Podcast Episode "Who Counts? Data and Migration": Christina Pao (one of the conference co-organizers) spoke about the conference on the Migration Oxford Podcast Episode: "Who Counts? Data and Migration". 

The conference organisers are thrilled by the amount of interest that this conference garnered and are excited to continute these discussions moving forward. Furth further information, please contact the organisers: Maksim Zubok ( and Christina Pao (​​​​​








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