Homing Interviews

Last HOMInG interview (#57)


“How does one develop a sense of home, a sense of belonging, of being in place, when one’s very practice of home and homemaking is destruction of others’ homes? … When we think of home in settler colonialism we must think constantly about these two homes, the one that is being built and the one that is being destroyed. And how the home that is destroyed can be reclaimed as part of struggles for decolonization, or even as part of living amidst structures of colonization”.

Read the interview.


Over the last five years, the HOMInG team has conducted interviews with about 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.

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)

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)

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)

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)

Nigel Rapport (University of St. Andrews)

Noel Salazar (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

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

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)