We had not foreseen that ‘big’, ‘dream’, and ‘big dreams’ would all be important concepts. Continue reading Pursuing big dreams in Ghana
How does migration that has not yet taken place shape the lives of individuals and the development of societies? Continue reading Understanding future migration
‘How can I make sure that my work is read by fellow academics?’ and nine other questions answered. Continue reading Questions and answers about academic publishing
Why do the links between migration and other social processes. always have to be called a nexus? Continue reading Thirty-six migration nexuses, and counting
During a recent conversation among migration scholars, a PhD candidate mentioned in passing that ‘I’m not really familiar with the names yet’. It was obvious that many of had a shared mental inventory of migration scholars. So I started wondering how this tacit knowledge … Continue reading Who is who in migration studies: 107 names worth knowing
Migration affects the lives of women in many ways. One subtle but critical mechanism lies in disputes over ‘who’ migrant women are. Migration researchers can play a role in making the battles apparent and showing how they matter. I have … Continue reading How migration spurs battles over women
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?
We engage with the insider–outsider divide in research with migrants and advocate a more dynamic approach to positionality Continue reading Beyond the insider–outsider divide in migration research