Articles and books



Paolo Boccagni, Luis-Eduardo Pérez Murcia, Milena Belloni, Thinking Home on the Move: a conversation across disciplines, Bingley: Emerald, 2020.

Alejandro Miranda Nieto, Aurora Massa, Sara Bonfanti, Ethnographies of Home and Mobility: Shifting Roofs, London: Routledge, 2020.

Paolo Boccagni, Migration and the Search for Home. Mapping Domestic Space in Migrants’ Everyday Lives, London: Palgrave, 2017.


Sara Bonfanti, Wajahat Abbas Kazmi (2021): Of domes and robes – Come il culto si fa casa.


Paolo Boccagni, Homing: a category for research on space appropriation and ‘home-oriented’ mobilities”Mobilities, 2022, p. 1-17.   10.1080/17450101.2022.2046977

Paolo Boccagni, Stefania Yapo,  “You’re Always in Transit, but the House Stays”: Remitting, Restoring and Remaking Home in a Migrant Family House in Cuenca, EcuadorHousing, Theory and Society, 2022, p. 1-19. – 10.1080/14036096.2022.2063941

Paolo Boccagni, Stefania Yapo,  International Students and Homemaking in Transition: Locating Home on the Threshold between Ascription and AchievementHome Cultures, 2022, p. 1-19. – 10.1080/17406315.2022.2065600

Luis E. Pérez Murcia, Paolo Boccagni, Do Objects (Re)produce Home among International Migrants?, Journal of Intercultural Studies,  2022, p. 1-17 – 10.1080/07256868.2022.2063825

Luis E. Pérez Murcia, Paolo Boccagni, Of home‐comings and home‐scales: Reframing return migration through a multiscalar understanding of homeGlobal Networks, 2022, 10.1111/glob.12371

Paolo Boccagni, Alberto Brodesco, Federico La Bruna, ‘Stayhome’ as a YouTube performance: representing and reshaping domestic space under the 2020 covid lockdown in Italy, European Societies, available as online-first.

Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa, Vulnerable homes on the move, Focaal, n.92/2022.

Sara Bonfanti, From breadwinner to bedridden: Vulnerable tales of a labour migrant household in ItalyFocaal, n. 92/2022

Aurora Massa, ‘All we need is a home’: Eviction,vulnerability and the struggle for a home by migrants from the Horn of Africa in RomeFocaal, n.92/2022

Barbara Bertolani, Paolo Boccagni, Domestic religion and the migrant home: the private, the diasporic and the public in the sacralization of Sikh dwellings in Italy, Ethnicities, published as online-first.

Paolo Boccagni, Bernardo Armanni, Cristiano Santinello, A place migrants would call home: open-ended constructions and social determinants over time among Ecuadorians in three European cities, Comparative Migration Studies, n.9/2021.

Barbara Bertolani, Paolo Boccagni, Two houses, one family, and the battlefield of home: A housing story of home unmaking in rural Punjab, Geoforum, n.127/2021.

Paolo Boccagni, Alejandro Miranda-Nieto, Home in question: Uncovering meanings, desires and dilemmas of non-home, European Journal of Cultural Studies, available as online-first, 2021.

Aurora Massa, Paolo Boccagni, The Neighbourhood as Home Away from Home? Potentials and Dilemmas of Homemaking in the Public Among the Somali Swedes in Rinkeby, Stockholm, Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, n.30/2021.

Barbara Bertolani, Sara Bonfanti and Paolo Boccagni, At home in the gurdwara? Religious space and the resonance with domesticity in a London suburb, Religion, n.51/2021.

Paolo Boccagni, Jan Willem Duyvendak, Homemaking in the public. On the scales and stakes of framing, feeling, and claiming extra‐domestic space as “home”, Sociology Compass, n.15/2021.

Paolo Boccagni, Daniela Giudici, Entering into domestic hospitality for refugees: a critical inquiry through a multi-scalar view of home, Identities, available as online-first, 2021.
Paolo Boccagni, Pierrette Hondagneu‐Sotelo, Integration and the struggle to turn space into “our” place: Homemaking as a way beyond the stalemate of assimilationism vs transnationalism, International Migration, available as online-first, 2021.
Sara Bonfanti, Where do we go from here? Exploring the future of mixed families between Italy and South Asia, Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, n.30/2021.

Paolo Boccagni, Carlos Vargas-Silva, Feeling at home across time and place: A study of Ecuadorians in three European cities, Population, Space and Place, available as online-first, 2021.

Luis-Eduardo Pérez Murcia, Paolo Boccagni, Selling a house, staging a dream: Real estate agencies and transnational housing between Spain and Ecuador, Migration and Development, available as online-first, 2021.
Paolo Boccagni, Luis-Eduardo Pérez Murcia, Fixed places, shifting distances: remittance houses and migrants’ negotiation of home in Ecuador, Migration Studies, n.9/2020.
Paolo Boccagni, Margarethe Kusenbach, For a comparative sociology of home: Relationships, cultures, structures, Current Sociology, n.68/2020.
Paolo Boccagni, Marta Bivand Erdal, On the theoretical potential of ‘remittance houses’: toward a research agenda across emigration contexts, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, n.47/2020.
Paolo Boccagni, Erica Righard, Social work with refugee and displaced populations in Europe: (dis)continuities, dilemmas, developments, European Journal of Social Work, n.23/2020.
Milena Belloni, Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa, Luis-Eduardo Pérez Murcia, Alejandro Miranda-Nieto, Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Paolo Boccagni, On the complexities of collaborative ethnography: Ethical and methodological insights from the HOMInG project, IMISCOE-Cross-Migration Briefs on Methodological, Ethical and Epistemological Issues, n. 12/2019.
Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa, Alejandro Miranda-Nieto, Whiffs of home: Ethnographic comparison in a collaborative research study across European cities, Etnografia e Ricerca Qualitativa, n.2/2019.
Ilka Vari-Lavoisier, Paolo Boccagni, Milena Belloni, Sara Bonfanti, Aurora Massa, Alejandro Miranda-Nieto, Luis Eduardo Pérez-Murcia, Collective Thinking in the Field: Distributed Cognition in Large-Scale Qualitative Research, Espaces et sociétés, n.178/2019.
Paolo Boccagni, Andrea Mubi Mrighenti, Immigrants and home in the making: thresholds of domesticity, commonality and publicness, Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, n.32/2017.


Paolo Boccagni, Transnationalism and homemaking. In: B. Yeoh, F. Collins (eds.), Handbook on transnationalismEdward Elgar, 2022.

Paolo Boccagni, At Home in the Centre? Spatial Appropriation and Horizons of Homemaking in Reception Facilities for Asylum Seekers, in: Luce Beeckmans, Alessandra Gola, Ashika Singh, and Hilde Heynen (edited by), Making Home(s) in Displacement: Critical Reflections on a Spatial Practice, Leuven University Press, 2022.

Sara Bonfanti, Tying the Turban: Gendered Religious Fashion among Sikh Diasporas, in: Page, S. J., & Pilcher, K. (edited by), Embodying Religion, Gender and Sexuality. London, Routledge, 2020.

Paolo Boccagni, Jan Willem Duyvendak, Making Home, in: John R. Bowen, Nicolas Dodier, Jan Willem Duyvendak, Anita Hardon (edited by), Pragmatic Inquiry: Critical Concepts for Social Sciences, London, Routledge, 2020.

Paolo Boccagni, So many houses, as many homes? Trasnational Housing, migration and development, The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development, 2020.

Paolo Boccagni, Multi-sited Ethnography, In: P. Atkinson, S. Delamont, A. Cernat, J.W. Sakshaug, & R.A. Williams (edited by), SAGE Research Methods Foundations, 2019.

Sara Bonfanti, Zwischen Heimweh und der Suche nach einem Zuhause: Translokale Strategien des häuslichen Sich-Einrichtens in italienischen Punjabi-Haushalten, in: Hans Peter Hahn, Friedermann Neumann (edited by), Das neue Zuhause: Haushalt und Alltag nach der Migration, Campus Verlag, 2019.

Sebastiano Ceschi, Paolo Boccagni, Transnazionalismo, sviluppo e “fare casa” tra vecchie e nuove migrazioni, In: Petra Mezzetti, Sebastiano Ceschi (edited by), Ripartire dall’Africa: esperienze e iniziative di migrazione e di co-sviluppo, Roma, Donzelli, 2019.

Paolo Boccagni, Ein neuer Fokus auf die Verknüpfung von Migration und Zuhause, in: Hans Peter Hahn, Friedermann Neumann (edited by), Das neue Zuhause: Haushalt und Alltag nach der Migration, Campus Verlag, 2019.


Paolo Boccagni, Margarethe Kusenbach, Toward a sociology of home and homemaking [Special Issue], Current Sociology, n.68/2020.

Remus Anghel, Margit Fauser, Paolo Boccagni (edited by), Transnational return and social change, New York: Anthem, 2019.

Paolo Boccagni, Andrea Mubi Mrighenti, Immigrants and home in the making: thresholds of domesticity, commonality and publicness [Special Issue], Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, n.32/2017.