Autumn 2018

September 2018 marks the beginning of MIGNEX, a new project on migration management and the migration-development nexus. I will lead the project, which involves an international team of nine institutions. To our knowledge, it is the largest-ever European-funded research project on migration. Alongside MIGNEX, I will keep working on analysis within our project Transnational Lives in the Welfare State (TRANSWEL), concentrating on a paper about the parameters of transnational living.  Throughout the autumn I will also be working with Erlend Paasche on analyses of how migration and return are represented in Nigerian cultural production. I will do all of this from my family’s temporary home in Guangzhou, China, where my wife Heidi will be doing fieldwork throughout the 2018-2019 academic year.