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WAIT - Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration

The WAIT project uses theories of temporality and the concept of 'waitinghood' as tools for producing new and critical insights into the cultural conditions and implications of migration. 'Waitinghood' is about the condition of prolonged waiting, uncertainty and temporariness which is characteristic of irregular migration.

WAIT investigates how temporal structures related to irregular migration are shaped by legal regimes, cultural norms and power relationships, and how they shape subjective experiences and life projects. The project focuses on four European migration-hubs, notably Oslo (Norway), Stockholm (Sweden), Marseille (France) and Hamburg (Germany).

Notes from the field

Waiting at the borders of Europe

Read the first dispatch from the field from social anthropologist and project leader of WAIT, Christine M. Jacobsen. She has spent the summer months carrying out fieldwork among irregular migrants of Marseille. In this report from the field she discusses the temporal dimensions of the securitisation...

SKOK-seminar

The criminalization of young men in Iran

Shahram Khosravi from Stockholm University has recently published his newest ethnographic book, Precarious Lives: Waiting and Hope in Iran, an "intricate and moving portrait of contemporary Iranian life," where he elegantly weaves together insights from his studies of Iranian youth culture...

Visiting scholar

Sandrine Musso visits SKOK in April

Visiting research fellow, Social Anthropologist Sandrine Musso, is affiliated to the ongoing research project WAIT - Waiting for an uncertain future: the temporalities of irregular migration. Musso has spent the last weeks at SKOK, taking advantage of the Norwegian weather to work on her current...

News

Research and critical thinking inspire students

- For this course you want to read the material and be prepared, exchange student Anna Tydén says. The curriculum for the new course «Gender, Migration and Time» is directly linked with current research on migration in Europe, an angle that the students highly appreciate.