Autumn 2017

Much of my time in the second half of 2017 will be devoted analysing of data from our project Transnational Lives in the Welfare State (TRANSWEL). Roughly 100 interviews have been transcribed and coded, and our first results will be presented at a workshop in January 2018. I will also keep working with my Maastricht colleague Elaine McGregor on an ambitious attempt at bibliometric mapping of migration studies. In late August I will present Transnational place: theory and method in the search for an elusive facet of placeness at the RGS-IBG Annual Conference, a major event for geographers. A month later I will take part in preparations for the Global Compact on Migration in Geneva, as part of my membership in the Migration research leaders syndicate. One of my contributions there will address different approaches to countering migrant smuggling. Throughout the autumn I will also be working with Erlend Paasche on analyses of how migration and return are represented in Nigerian cultural production.