The purpose Migrant Knowledge is to foster and disseminate research at the nexus of migration and knowledge studies. Migrating people—social actors with agency—are the main focus. Thus “migrant knowledge.” At the same time, there is room for interesting work on knowledge about migrants, especially if such research helps us to understand migrant knowledge. The focus here is mainly historical, but Migrant Knowledge embraces perspectives from other disciplines as well.
Migrant Knowledge comprises two main areas, a research network and a blog. The network is coordinated by the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI), in particular its Pacific Regional Office at UC Berkeley.