HOMING @ ‘CARE, CITIZENSHIP AND MARGINALITY’ (AIS VITA QUOTIDIANA – UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, 13 OCTOBER)

Paolo Boccagni will participate in a seminar on “Care practices and acts of citizenship in liminal spaces”, convened by AIS-Vita Quotidiana, in a blended format, next Thursday 13 October (see the programme attached). Paolo’s presentation is on Taking care in the meanwhile: Scales and reach of day-to-day spontaneous care practices in an asylum centre. See the abstract … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘CARE, CITIZENSHIP AND MARGINALITY’ (AIS VITA QUOTIDIANA – UNIVERSITY OF FLORENCE, 13 OCTOBER)

CALL FOR POSITION: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (PRIN – MIGREM PROJECT, DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2)

A postdoctoral position has just been opened at the University Trento for a post-doc researcher to work, together with Paolo Boccagni, in a MUR-PRIN funded project on Migrant remittances and transnational ties: care, social change and development across borders (MIGREM). Applications are welcome from researchers from across social sciences, ideally with a strong ethnographic background and expertise in specific … Leggi tutto CALL FOR POSITION: POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (PRIN – MIGREM PROJECT, DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 2)

CFP – ‘STRUGGLING FOR TIME: FORCED MIGRANTS’ HOMEMAKING ACROSS CONTESTED TEMPORALITIES’ (HOASI FINAL WORKSHOP, 19-20 DECEMBER)

The research team of HOASI (Home and Asylum Seekers in Italy), a fellow project of HOMInG, have recently issued a call for papers for the final symposium, to take place in Trento next 19 and 20 December. 250-word abstracts (English or Italian) should be submitted to enrico.fravega@unige.it - daniela.giudici@unitn.it by 29 October.  convegno-hoasi_call-1Download

HOMING @ ‘FROM HOUSING TO HOME-MAKING’ (MERGING – CENTRE ON GLOBAL MIGRATION, GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY)

Paolo Boccagni will give a keynote at the international workshop "From housing to home-making: Insights of social inclusion of refugees from research and practice", which  will take place at Gothenburg University on 22 September. The conference is convened by CGM - Centre on Global Migration and by MERGING - Integration for migrants. "Housing and integration for refugees in Europe", … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘FROM HOUSING TO HOME-MAKING’ (MERGING – CENTRE ON GLOBAL MIGRATION, GOTHENBURG UNIVERSITY)

HOMING @ ‘MIGRATION AND BELONGING IN TIMES OF CRISIS’ (GENEVA, 13-14 SEPTEMBER)

Paolo Boccagni will give an invited presentation at a workshop on Migration and belonging in times of crisis: Troubling Transnationalism and Home-Making in Latin American Trajectories to/from Europe, to take place in Geneva on 13-14 September. The workshop, promoted by the Geneva Graduate Institute and the Global Migration Centre, has been convened by Valerio Simoni, PI of the ERC project BETLIV … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ‘MIGRATION AND BELONGING IN TIMES OF CRISIS’ (GENEVA, 13-14 SEPTEMBER)

“ALL WE NEED IS A HOME”: EVICTION, VULNERABILITY, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A HOME BY MIGRANTS FROM THE HORN OF AFRICA IN ROME (A. MASSA, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

Aurora Massa has recently published an article, out of her HOMInG past fieldwork on "evicted" refugees from the Horn of Africa in Rome, in Focaal.  The article is available in open access. See the abstract below “All we need is a home”: Eviction, vulnerability, and the struggle for a home by migrants from the Horn of Africa … Leggi tutto “ALL WE NEED IS A HOME”: EVICTION, VULNERABILITY, AND THE STRUGGLE FOR A HOME BY MIGRANTS FROM THE HORN OF AFRICA IN ROME (A. MASSA, ‘FOCAAL’, 2022)

#CFP HOMING @ ISA 2023 – SMARTPHONES AS MICRO-HOMES, AWAY FROM HOME? COMPARING FORMS OF PORTABLE AND DIGITAL HOMEMAKING AMONG DISPLACED YOUNG PEOPLE

Paolo Boccagni and Raelene Wilding (La Trobe University) are convening a session within the XX ISA World Congress of Sociology (Melbourne, June 25 - July 1, 2023). The session is on Smartphones As Micro-Homes, Away from Home? Comparing Forms of Portable and Digital Homemaking Among Displaced Young People. Deadline for abstract submission: September 30. More below! Smartphones As Micro-Homes, Away from Home? Comparing Forms … Leggi tutto #CFP HOMING @ ISA 2023 – SMARTPHONES AS MICRO-HOMES, AWAY FROM HOME? COMPARING FORMS OF PORTABLE AND DIGITAL HOMEMAKING AMONG DISPLACED YOUNG PEOPLE

HOMING @ RC21 CONFERENCE: ‘ORDINARY CITIES IN EXCEPTIONAL TIMES’ (ATHENS, 24-26 AUGUST)

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni will give a presentation at the forthcoming Athens Conference of the ISA RC21 - Urban and Regional Development. Paolo's presentation is entitled Safe in, unsafe out? Perceptions, reactions and implications of the pandemic among the residents of an asylum centre. It will take place on Friday 26 August, from 1.30 to 3pm, as a part of … Leggi tutto HOMING @ RC21 CONFERENCE: ‘ORDINARY CITIES IN EXCEPTIONAL TIMES’ (ATHENS, 24-26 AUGUST)

HOMING @ ASA 2022: ‘SEEKING COMMON GROUND: DISPLACEMENT, HOME, AND BELONGING’

On August 6, Paolo Boccagni and Maggie Kusenbach will chair an invited session on  Seeking Common Ground: Displacement, Home, and Belonging at the Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association - ASA (Los Angeles, 5-9 August). The broader conference theme, chosen by ASA's President Cecilia Menjivar (see her homing interview here!), is Bureaucracies of Displacement.  1125 - Seeking Common Ground: Displacement, Home, and Belonging Sat, August 6, 8:00 … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ASA 2022: ‘SEEKING COMMON GROUND: DISPLACEMENT, HOME, AND BELONGING’

‘INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND HOMEMAKING IN TRANSITION’ (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOME CULTURES’, 2022)

Paolo Boccagni and Stefania Yapo have recently published an article on "homemaking in transition" among international students in Home Cultures, a pioneering journal in interdisciplinary social research on home. See details and abstract below. International Students and Homemaking in Transition: Locating Home on the Threshold between Ascription and AchievementPaolo Boccagni, Stefania Yapo Home Cultures, 2022 https://doi.org/10.1080/17406315.2022.2065600 How do young people such … Leggi tutto ‘INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND HOMEMAKING IN TRANSITION’ (BOCCAGNI & YAPO, ‘HOME CULTURES’, 2022)

HOMInG @ #IMISCOE2022: MIGRATION AND TIME: TEMPORALITIES OF MOBILITY, GOVERNANCE, AND RESISTANCE

Home and homemaking will pop up in quite a few sessions at the forthcoming  Annual IMISCOE Conference in Oslo, at OsloMet University, from 29 June to 1 July. Two former homingers will also participate in-site. On June 30 afternoon, session #142, Paolo Boccagni will give a paper on From a frozen present to a frozen future? Waiting, negotiating temporalities and envisioning a better future … Leggi tutto HOMInG @ #IMISCOE2022: MIGRATION AND TIME: TEMPORALITIES OF MOBILITY, GOVERNANCE, AND RESISTANCE

‘OF HOME-COMINGS AND HOME-SCALES: REFRAMING RETURN MIGRATION THROUGH A MULTISCALAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOME’ (PEREZ-MURCIA & BOCCAGNI, ‘GLOBAL NETWORKS’, 2022)

HOMInG's Luis Eduardo Pérez-Murcia and Paolo Boccagni have recently published a research article in Global Networks. The paper revisits the burgeoning debate on return migration in a home studies perspective, drawing on HOMInG's fieldwork with Ecuadorian migrants. As the authors argue, approaching return as an ongoing interplay between different views, forms and scales of home illuminates its lived experience and … Leggi tutto ‘OF HOME-COMINGS AND HOME-SCALES: REFRAMING RETURN MIGRATION THROUGH A MULTISCALAR UNDERSTANDING OF HOME’ (PEREZ-MURCIA & BOCCAGNI, ‘GLOBAL NETWORKS’, 2022)

HOMING @ ETHNOLOGISCHES KOLLOQUIUM – UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG (21 JUNE): ‘SHOULD REFUGE(ES) BE CLEAN’?

HOMInG's Paolo Boccagni has been invited to give a talk at the Institut für Ethnologie, University of Hamburg, within the Ethnologisches Kolloquium series, next June 21 at 6pm. See the title and abstract of his presentation below. Should refuge(es) be clean? On the politics and shifting boundaries of clean and dirt in an asylum centre Paolo Boccagni (University of … Leggi tutto HOMING @ ETHNOLOGISCHES KOLLOQUIUM – UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG (21 JUNE): ‘SHOULD REFUGE(ES) BE CLEAN’?