Here’s my list of migration researchers on Twitter – that is, people who do research on migration and share their ideas about it in English on Twitter. Many of them (myself included) tweet about other things as well, but I’ve … Continue reading Migration researchers on Twitter
I am convening a panel at ECAS 2015, the 6th European Conference on African Studies (Paris, 8-10 July 2015) that seeks to bring new perspectives on young Africans’ ways of relating to their future. The call for papers was met with overwhelming response. … Continue reading Pathways out of waithood: engaging with a repertoire of strategies
Guangzhou is an amazing city for photography! I’m a member of the photography group of the local InterNations community, and we do regular walks. The one we did on 11 October 2014 was a special one, part of the Worldwide … Continue reading Guangzhou photo walk
The population of the Philippines is surpassing 100 million in late July 2014. That’s a reminder of the country’s importance in global migration. Emigration generally has the strongest impacts in countries with relatively small populations, such as El Salvador, Armenia … Continue reading Filipino migration is extraordinary
After the shipwreck off Lampedusa on 3 October 2013 I commented in the media in Norway: An op. ed. on NRK Ytring entitled A long-term challenge explains, among other things, why human smugglers should not be the focus of attention. … Continue reading What happened off Lampedusa?
Here’s a translated and slightly edited version of my op. ed. in the Norwegian daily Aftenposten, 30 August 2013. Knut Olav Åmås, science editor at Aftenposten, writes that academics need to be active on social media in order to fulfil their duty to spread new insights to society at large. Such calls can seem like moralizing armchair theory. Many researchers in Norway share my own experience: workdays are tied to specific projects and the production of results under pressure. There’s a long list of important things one ought to do on top of this. Being in the forefront of research is … Continue reading Do academics have a duty to tweet?
The International Youth Day is celebrated on 12 August, each year with a specific theme. The theme for 2013 is Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward. The UN wishes to raise awareness of the opportunities and risks associated with youth migration. … Continue reading Youth migration in Africa: moving away from youth
We (Jørgen and Heidi, pregnant with Jenny) spent a few days in Bissau during the carnival of 2008. The theme of the year was ‘fight against drugs and illegal emigration’, vividly illustrated in the parade. Guinea-Bissau is a former Portuguese … Continue reading Carnival in Bissau