Here is an overview of the project's newsletter.
This semester, researchers in WAIT have reflected on our positionality as migration and gender researchers. The research we do is challenged from different positions. WAIT researchers are also exploring how art and aesthetic registers can be mobilized to produce and disseminate knowledge about waiting and irregular migration.
It has been an exciting and busy semester for the WAIT-researchers. They signed a contract with Routledge Books for the first WAIT-anthology, which is due out in 2020, and held their mid-way conference in Athens in February.
This fall, the WAIT project has had representatives in several workshops and conferences such as the European Association of Social Anthropologists and Nordic Migration Research Conference. The work of communicating the project's preliminary findings from the researchers' different fieldworks has started.
New entries from the field has been published, and Professor in philosophy, Odin Lysaker, shares some of his insight to irregular migration, and the ethics of time.
This semester, the researchers started to conduct ethnographic field research in four different European cities: Marseille, Oslo, Hamburg and Stockholm. According to project leader professor Christine M. Jacobsen, "[t]his has been helpful in order to start thinking about the importance of waiting and temporality in our material. It has also allowed us to process and communicate some of the hardship our interlocutors live through, and to problematize some of the functions of current European regimes of migration control".
The official start of project WAIT. This semester the researchers at University of Bergen held a 15 credit course for students interested in the topics of temporality and gender in migration, also communicating the aims and goals of WAIT.