My name is Nando Sigona (see profile). I’m a Birmingham Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham. I am also Research Associate at the Refugee Studies Centre and the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) both at the University of Oxford. I am currently working on research on:
- Stateless diasporas and immigration and citizenship regimes in the EU (Oxford Diasporas Programme)
- Romani mobilities in Europe.
- Livelihoods and lifeworlds of undocumented migrant children and young people in the UK.
- Transitions to adulthood of former unaccompanied asylum seeking minors in the EU.
I teach on the MA in New Migration and Social Policy. Previously I taught on the MSc in Migration Studies at the University of Oxford. In October 2012 I was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by the University of Oxford for ‘outstanding contribution to the MSc in Migration Studies’. Previously, I taught sociology of diversity, migration and forced migration at Oxford Brookes University and City University London.
My main research interests include: irregular and child migration; governance and governmentality of forced migration; and the intersection of rights, citizenship and belonging. I have long standing interest in Romani politics and anti-Gypsyism in Europe.
My work has appeared in a range of peer reviewed journals, including Sociology, Social Anthropology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and Critical Social Policy. I am author or editor of books and journal’s special issues including Ethnography, diversity and urban space (with Mette L. Berg and Ben Gidley, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power), Romani politics in contemporary Europe: poverty, ethnic mobilisation and the neoliberal order (with Nidhi Trehan, Palgrave, 2009), Refugee Community Organisations and Dispersal: Networks, Resources and Social Capital (with David Griffiths and Roger Zetter, Policy Press, 2005), The Roma in the new EU: Polices, Frames and Everyday Experiences (with Peter Vermeersch, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2012), and Rifugio Europa? (Studi Emigrazione, 2006).
I am one of the founding editors of Migration Studies, a new refereed journal by Oxford University Press due to start publication in Spring 2013. I am also on the steering committee of the Urba-Rom academic network.
Ricercatore e docente presso l’Institute for Research into Superdiversity presso la School of Social Policy alla Università di Birmingham. Sono anche ricercatore associato presso il Refugee Studies e il Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) alla Università di Oxford. Sono co-fondatore di OsservAzione, gruppo di ricerca azione contro la discriminazione di rom e sinti. Mi occupo di asilo politico e migrazioni forzate in ambito europeo e di rom e sinti in Italia e Europa. Sono autore di numerosi saggi su queste tematiche, nel 2006 ho ricevuto il premio Di Liegro per la ricerca sociale. Nel 2012 la Università di Oxford mi ha conferito il Teaching Excellence Award per il mio contributo al corso di Master sulle migrazioni internazionali.