This article proposes a conceptual framework for studying remittances as social transactions that can take a number of distinct forms. Continue reading Scripting remittances: making sense of money transfers in transnational relationships
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
This paper engages with migration theory by examining the nature and functions of aspirations in migration processes. Continue reading The role of aspirations in migration
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?