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
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?
Many children and adolescents remain in their home communities when parents migrate to other countries. Continue reading Ensuring the welfare of children who stay when parents migrate
Children’s welfare may be affected by the absence of a parent—be it due to migration, divorce or death. Continue reading Fathers’ whereabouts and children’s welfare in Malawi