Homing Interviews

Last HOMInG interview (#63)


“By mobilizing the notion of slums we do not identify only a specific object, a specific type of settlement, but we identify simultaneously some groups which we do not consider entitled to citizenship rights. I mean, the crucial difference between Pasolini’s Accattone and, say, Mustafa living in a migrant slum in Southern Italy is that they have different citizenship rights: Accattone was an Italian citizen (although a poor and marginalized person). Mustafa doesn’t have any kind of citizenship right”.


Over the last five years, the HOMInG team has conducted interviews with sixty scholars and researchers on home and migration, worldwide, all across the disciplinary spectrum of social sciences. An edited and commented set of interviews has been published, under a framework of “homemaking from the margins”, in Thinking home on the move (2020). Below is a list of all the HOMInG interviews we have collected so far.

Les Back (Goldsmith, University of London)

Ajay Bailey (Utrecht University)

Oliver Bakewell (University of Manchester)

Loretta Baldassar (University of Western Australia)

Rainer Bauböck (European University Institute)

Peter J. Braeunlein (University of Goettingen)

Cathrine Brun (Oxford Brookes University)

Melissa Butcher (Birbeck, University of London)

Irene Cieraad (Delft University of Technology)

Robin Cohen (University of Oxford)

Jonathan Darling (Durham University)

Fabio Dei (Università di Pisa)

Kim Dovey (University of Melbourne)

Jan Willem Duyvendak (University of Amsterdam)

Hazel Easthope (University of New South Wales – Sydney)

Marta Bivand Erdal (Peace Research Institute Oslo)

Nancy Foner (Hunter College and City University of New York)

Andrew Gorman-Murray (Western Sydney University)

Maja Povrzanović Frykman (Malmö University)

Dirk Geldof (University of Antwerp and Odisee University College Brussels)

Anne Sigfrid Grønseth (Lillehammer University College)

Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (University of Minnesota)

Ghassan Hage (University of Melbourne)

Ariel Handel (Tel Aviv University)

Jason Hart (University of Bath )

Hilde Heynen (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo (University of Southern California)

Keith Jacobs (University of Tasmania)

Stef Jansen (University of Manchester)

Barak Kalir (University of Amsterdam)

Peter Kellett (Newcastle University)

Rachael Kiddey (University of Oxford)

Peter Kivisto (Augustana College)

Maja Korac-Sanderson (University of East London)

Hagar Kotef (SOAS)

Margarethe Kusenbach (University of South Florida)

Michele Lancione (Urban Institute, Sheffield University)

Nathan Lauster (University of British Columbia)

Iris Levin (Swinburne University, Melbourne)

Peggy Levitt (Wellesley College)

Mirjana Lozanovska (Deakin University, Melbourne)

Gordon Mathews (Chinese University of  Hong Kong)

Deirdre McKay (Keele University)

Cecilia Menjivar (Department of Sociology,  UCLA)

Daniel Miller (Department of Anthropology)

Oscar Molina and Brenda Steinecke Soto (film-makers) (video)

Michelle Obeid (University of Manchester)

Stijn Oosterlynck (University of Antwerp)

Karsten Paerregaard (University of Gothenburg)

Janetka Platun (artist)

Rahul Rao (University of St. Andrews)

Nigel Rapport (University of St. Andrews)

Noel Salazar (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Farhan Samanani ( Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity)

Tom Selwyn (SOAS, University of London)

Olivia Sheringham (Queen Mary University of London)

Peer Smets (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Tom Scott Smith (University of Oxford)

Helen Taylor (Stories & Supper)

Antonio Tosi (Politecnico di Milanoo)

Ann Varley (Department of Geography, UCL)

Pnina Werbner (Professor Emerita in Social Anthropology, Keele University)