Global Migration, Urbanization, and Health across Scale

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Africa Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 2:40 PM / 4:20 PM
Room: Napoleon C1, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Raymond Tutu
Chairs: Raymond Tutu


The flow and stock of migrants across geographic space occur at different scales. Various migration streams at the global scale encompass discourses of migrant integration, assimilation, and acculturation; lifestyles in urban spaces among migrants and health implications; globalization and globalism of migration – the propensity for many nations to be impacted by human movements during the same period; the acceleration of movements through a combination of micro and macro scale variables such as expanded social networks and capital as well as explicit migration policies; and migration differentiations – the forms of international migration involving forced migration, which involves the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ categories of “population of concern” (e.g. refugees, internally displaced persons, and returned refugees). This session seeks to unravel some of the complexities in contemporary global migration. Please submit your paper to this session if it addresses one or more of the following topics:
• Migration and urban development
• Urbanization and infectious diseases
• Migration, xenophobia, and return migration
• Transnational motherhood and fatherhood
• Return migration, integration, and conflicts
• Social media, social networks, and migration
• Cultural landscapes and reactions of “indigenes”
• Modifications to population and migration policies at destination areas
• Migrants’ acculturation preferences
• Forced migration and health implications
If you are interested in joining this session, please register for the conference, submit your abstract and send your abstract PIN to Raymond Tutu ( Thank you and see you in New Orleans.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Kelly Anderson*, University of Maryland - College Park, Analyzing Rural-to-Urban Migration and Vulnerability to Climate Related Shocks and Stressors in Beira, Mozambique 20 2:40 PM
Presenter Joseph Mensah*, York University, To Stay or Not to Stay: A Research Agenda for the Study of African Perspectives on Return Migration Intentions 20 3:00 PM
Presenter Adrian Bailey*, Hong Kong Baptist University, Katherine Hankins, Georgia State University, Stephan DeBeer, University of Pretoria, Migration, planetary urbanization and the place/life course/power nexus 20 3:20 PM
Presenter Owusua Yamoah*, University of Toledo, Understanding Internal Migration in the United States in the Early 21st Century 20 3:40 PM
Presenter Raymond Tutu*, Delaware State University, Assessing Associations between Risky Health Behaviors and Socio-Demographic Characteristics among Migrants in Accra, Ghana 20 4:00 PM

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