Refugees’ desire for ordinariness

By Hasret Saygi In 2016, I spent one and a half year doing fieldwork in a neighbourhood of the Turkish city Kırşehir. There, I investigated everyday interaction between refugees and local residents. One of the topics that emerged from the field was what I call a desire for ordinariness. In this blogpost, I will discuss […]

Finishing the PhD – now what!?

By Cathrine Talleraas Reflections from a soon-to-be finished PhD student, and 15 others’ responses to the question: what will you do when you’ve finished your PhD?  During the three years I’ve worked on my thesis I’ve met and got to know dozens of PhD students in the broader field of migration studies. While we’ve all shared […]

Self-reflecting on ‘categorical fetishism’ as a migration PhD researcher

By Diego Castillo Goncalves Let me start this post by considering the experiences and trajectories of Afghan children depicted in country reports prepared by Newsdeeply in ‘The Vulnerability Contest’ (2018), and by Save the Children in ‘From Europe to Afghanistan – Experiences of Child returnees’ (2018). In those reports, many of the young Afghan people […]

Travelling unhindered: A zoom-in of issues likely to impede the free movement of Africans in Africa

Something on a more informative note this month! Read all about the FMP protocol on the African continent in this blog. By Francis Dusabe Recently, the government of Ethiopia announced that effective from 2019, all nationals from African countries intending to visit Ethiopia, would be acquiring visa upon arrival. This strategic stride complements the yet […]