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Read Kari Anne Drangsland's reflections on how silence and the lack of the ability to provide comfort to her informants is telling of the normative structures that shape irregular migrants' experience of waiting.
In the latest blog-entry from the WAIT-project, Marry-Anne Karlsen writes about how irregularized migrants' sense of waiting is produced, where it comes from, and how it is lived by following Ruth, an irregularized migrant in Oslo.
Social Anthropologist and WAIT-researcher Shahram Khosravi is currently carrying out fieldwork on irregular migrants in Stockholm. Read his field-report on their experience of waiting, and the effects that prolonged waiting has on asylum seekers.
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 of the border between France and Italy.
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 and migration studies.
Doctoral candiate Kari Anne Drangsland is the last addition to the research stab at SKOK. Kari Anne is part of project WAIT, and will soon start collecting data to her research project. Get to know Kari Anne and her project here.
WAIT researchers and network partners met for the first time to present, discuss and share ideas about the research that lies ahead and to kickoff the WAIT-project.
- 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.
This spring, students from the Bergen School of Architecture can participate in a workshop linked with the multidisciplinary WAIT-project. The workshop will explore the temporalities of architecture and textiles.
Today, the first lecture of the new course "Gender, Migration, and Time" was held at the Centre for Women's and Gender Research. Throughout the course, students will get direct insight into the current research from the WAIT-project.