Visiting at SSIIM

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Bruno Monteiro

Institute of Sociology – University of Porto

Visiting Scholar, February 1 > march 1, 2014

Researcher of the Institute of Sociologie (University of Porto). Between February and July 2013 he was a guest researcher in the Institute für Soziologie (Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg), collaborating in the research project “Universality and Acceptance Potential of Social Science Knowledge – On the Circulation of Knowledge between Europe and the Global South”, coordinated by Dr. Wiebke Keim (Albert Ludwigs Universität – Freiburg). After, he starts a joint post-doctoral fellowship in the University of Porto (Portugal) and the Central European University (Hungary). One of his research topics is the Portuguese migration, due to which he participated in important international conferences and seminars, for instance in the Doctoral Forum for Migrations (Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon: 26th November 2009) or Recent Dynamics of the Migration Movements in Portugal (Facultry of Arts, Porto: 6 de Dezembro de 2012).

OUTCOMES:

Contact: bjrmonteiro@gmail.com


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Leticia Calderón Chelius

Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora, Mexico City, Mexico

Visiting Scholar,  November 23, 2013 > January 22, 2014

PHD in Social Sciences, FLACSO, expert in migration issues, member of Mexican Academy of Sciences and National System of Research, coordinator of the web www.migrantologos.mx.

Contact: LCalderon@institutomora.edu.mx


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Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Visiting Scholar, November 4 > December 4, 2013

Matthew Wilhelm-Solomon is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow working with the Migration, Displacement and Health project at the ACMS. Matthew completed his doctorate in Development Studies at the University of Oxford in 2011. The doctorate was a qualitative study focused on the sociality and sustainability of HIV/AIDS treatment in internally displaced communities in Northern Uganda. Matthew is presently undertaking research on health, migration and citizenship in inner-city Johannesburg. Matthew was born and grew up in Johannesburg, completed his BA Honours in Political Studies at Wits, is a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, and has also worked as a freelance journalist. He is on the editorial board of Making Sense of Kony, an online resource for those seeking to learn more about conflict, its legacy in Uganda and the LRA- associated violence in Central Africa. http://makingsenseofkony.org.

OUTCOMES:

Contact: matthew@migration.org.za


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Santiago Canevaro

Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visiting Scholar, October 30 > December 11, 2013

BA in Sociology, Master of Social Anthropology and PhD in Sociales.Actualmente is Research Assistant of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONICET) at the University of San Martin and Professor of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences. His area of interest includes topics related to migration processes, intercultural relations, ethnicity and class in the relations between domestic workers and their employers. Also is a member of the project “Processes of legitimation of inequality in Argentina today” (PICT / UNSAM) led by Dr. Alejandro Grimson and the Center for Studies on Middle Classes at the Institute for Economic and Social Development. Moreover is a member of the Research Network “Feminization of housework: Perspectives decolonial on affection, domestic labor and migration in a transnational context”.

OUTCOMES:

Contact: sancanevaro@gmail.com


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Alberto del Castillo Troncoso

Instituto de Investigaciones Dr. José María Luis Mora, Mexico City, Mexico

Visiting Scholar, Otcober 28> November 24, 2013

PHD in History, EL COLEGIO DE MEXICO; Expert in Social and Cultural History of Photography in Mexico; Member of Mexican Academy of Sciences, National Sistem of Research, and Latinamerican Oral History Asociation; Coordinator of the National Seminary “La Mirada documental”, Escuela Nacional de Antropologia e Historia; Visiting schoolar in New School University of New York (2000) and Invited Professor in University of Toulouse-Le Mirail ( 2011 ); Author of 120 papers and conferences presented in México, Northamerica, Latinamerica and Europe.

OUTCOMES:

“México: un país de tránsito y de migrantes”, presentazione tenuta durante il seminario “SharingSpace: racconti e suggestioni sull’immigrazione in tre metropoli globali: Johannesburg, Mexico city, Buenos Aires”, Feltre 7 Novembre 2013.

Contact: adelcastillo@institutomora.edu.mx


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Caroline Wanjiku Kihato

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Visiting Scholar,October 13 > November 3, 2013

Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. In 2011, she received a MacArthur award on Migration and Development and spent a year as a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University, Washington DC. Her career has involved both teaching and conducting research in the academy and the non-profit sector in South Africa. Since 2006, she has worked with Urban LandMark as its southern African program coordinator. She was previously a Policy Analyst at the Development Bank of Southern Africa and a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. She worked for six years as a Policy Analyst at the Centre for Policy Studies. Her research and teaching interests are migration, governance and urbanization in the global South. She holds a MSc in Development Planning (University of the Witwatersrand) and a PhD in Sociology (University of South Africa). Her current work looks at the dynamics of migration, gender, and land markets in Maputo, Zambia, and Nairobi.

OUTCOMES:

Contact: wanjiku.kihato@gmail.com


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Jo Vearey

University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Visiting Scholar, 1 > 26 October 2013

Jo Vearey is an urban public health researcher with an interest in migration and health, social determinants of health, HIV, sex work, and local level responses. She holds aPhD in Public Health from the University of the Witwatersrand (2010); her PhD research focused on the development of a revised urban health framework to guide local level responses to urban health in low-income country contexts. Jo is a Senior Researcher with the African Centre for Migration & Society, University of the Witwatersrand, where she is involved in designing and coordinating research programmes, teaching and supervising graduate students. She has been rated by the South African National Research Foundation as a Promising Young Researcher.

OUTCOMES:

 

Contact: jovearey@gmail.com


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Sergio Andrés Kaminker

Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visiting Researcher, September 26 > November 1, 2013

Sergio carries outs his research on residential segregation and migration in Puerto Madryn, a city of central Patagonia. He also takes part in takes part in programs of postcolonial theory, feminism and frontier thought, afro descendants and African community studies in Argentina. With experience in migration and refugee policy, he also cooperates with some public local agencies in ways to understand and fight against local prejudice and ways of enhancing and processing statistics and spatial analysis.

OUTCOMES:

Contact: kaminker@cenpat.edu.ar


Olesja Lami

Archi-Talks, Studio Arch4, GConsultancy

Visiting Researcher, March 30 > June 30, 2013

Freelance, Architect. Cofounder of Archi-Talks and collaborating Architect with Studio ARCH4. She’s associate at GConsultancy – online platform, based London, England.

PUBLICATIONS:

  • 2014 (Online Publication)- Albania & Kosovo, Urban Planing and the Historical Landscape of the City: Tirana and its urgent need for revitalization of ex-industrial sites, Publisher [association-albania.com]
  • 2014 Social Fill In, Keisserschnitten Workshop, Publisher TU Vienna Stadtebau

Contact: olesjalami@hotmail.com


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Kaja Kühl

Columbia University, New York, US

Visiting Scholar, 4 >31 October 2012

Kaja Kühl is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the graduate School of Architecture, planning and Preservation (GSAPP) at Columbia University, where she coordinates the 5 Borough Studio as part of the Urban Design Program and teaches studios and seminars related to her research on migration and urban spaces. She is the founder of youarethecity, a research, design and planning practice interested in creating dialogue about the urban environment. She collaborates with institutions, individuals and non-profit organizations to produce maps, diagrams, writings, designs, websites, events and exhibitions about urban spaces. Kaja received a Diploma in Architecture from the University in Karlsruhe, Germany and a Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University in New York. Prior to founding youarethecity in 2008, she worked for the New York City Department of City Planning as an Urban Designer.

OUTCOMES:

Contact: kaja@youarethecity.com


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Iara Rolnik Xavier

Universidade de Campinas UNICAMP, Brazil

Visiting Researcher, June 5 > July 5, 2011

Iara Rolnik Xavier is graduated in Sociology at the Universidade de São Paulo, USP (2005) and holds a Master in Demography at University of Campinas, Unicamp (2010) with the scholarship of the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq/Brazil) and Institut de Recherche et Dévélopement (IRD/France). She has been working as a researcher in many projects in the field of mobility, population spatial distribution and international migration in Latin America such as “METAL – Metropolis in globalization in Latin America: territorial reconfigurations, spatial mobility and public action” (sponsor by Agence National de la Recherche, France) and “MIURBAL – Observatorio experimental sobre las migraciones internacionales en las areas urbanas de América Latina” (sponsor by MIUR, Italy). Her field of interest is the relashionship between migrants and the cities and in this theme she has been studying specially the case of Bolivians migrants at the Metropolitan Region of São Paulo.

OUTCOMES:

Contact: iarolnik@yahoo.com.br


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Natalia Gavazzo

Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Visiting Scholar, January 17 > February 25, 2011

Graduated in Social Anthropology at the Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina (2002), and holding an MA in Latin American Studies at the University of London, United Kingdom (2006), she is currently a PhD candidate from the University of Buenos Aires, thanks to a CONICET scholarship settled at the Universidad Nacional de San Martin (UNSAM). In this institution, also located in Argentina, she worked as a Lecturer on Anthropology. In addition, she has participated in many research teams, being nowadays involved in two: one on the field of Anthropology of Migrations (UBA), and the other on Social Legitimation of Unequality (UNSAM). She has also worked as a Consultant for many international organizations (such as UNHRC Southern Cone 2001-2002, UNDP Bolivia 2003, IOL 2005, UNFPA 2009) and as a Curator of an exhibition of Bolivian cultural patrimony in Buenos Aires at a public Museum in Buenos Aires (2003-2005). Since 1999, she has been researching topics arround migration, particularly from Bolivia to Argentina. Firstly focused on dance practices and their impacts on the meaning of identity and integration (BA thesis), then she approached communitarian organizations of three Latin American communities: Bolivian, Paraguayan and Chilean (MA dissertation). Her current PhD project is focused on second-generation Bolivians and Paraguayans in Buenos Aires, on their identification with the migratory origins of their parents but particularly looking at the impact of those identifications on their social participation in communitarian organizations.

OUTCOMES:

Contact: navegazzo@hotmail.com


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Michael Leaf

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Visiting Scholar, May 3 > June 5, 2010

Michael Leaf is an Associate Professor in the School of Community and Regional Planning (SCARP) at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada, a Research Associate of the UBC Centre for Human Settlements (CHS), and formerly the Director of the Centre for Southeast Asia Research (CSEAR) within UBC’s Institute of Asian Research. The primary focus of his work has been on urbanization and planning in cities of developing countries, with particular interest in Asian cities. Since his doctoral research (PhD Berkeley, 1992) on land development in Jakarta, Indonesia, Dr. Leaf has been extensively involved in urbanization research and capacity building projects in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, China and Sri Lanka. The courses he teaches at SCARP cover the theory and practices of development planning and the social, institutional and environmental aspects of urbanization in developing countries. His most recent pubblications include: – Leaf, M. (2009), “Urban Poverty and Urban Transitions: Southeast Asian Experiences,” in Hy Van Luong (ed), Urbanization, Migration and Poverty in a Vietnamese Metropolis: Ho Chi Minh City in Comparative Perspectives, Singapore: National University of Singapore Press. – Leaf, M., and Bakti Setiawan (2009), “Kampung Spaces and the Future of Indonesian Urbanism: Reflections from Jogjakarta” in Amrita Daniere and Mike Douglass (eds), The Politics of Civic Space in Asia: Building Urban Communities, London and New York: Routledge, pp 112-133. – Leaf, M. and S. Anderson (2008), “Civic Space and Integration in Chinese Peri-Urban Villages,” in Mike Douglass, K.C. Ho and Ooi Giok Ling (eds), Globalization, the City and Civil Society in Pacific Asia, London: Routledge, pp 121-144.

OUTCOMES:

Contact: leaf@interchange.ubc.ca


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Tito Alegria

El Colef, Tijuana, Messico

Visiting Scholar, September 15 > October 15, 2009

Tito Alegría is doctor in Urban Development and Planning. Since 1987 he teaches urban sociology, economics, and planning in the Department of Urban Studies and Environment at El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana, Mexico. He is a member of the Mexican Researchers National System (SNI). The focus of his research encompasses a wide range of issues concerning cities, and in particular the urban development on the Mexico-USA border, transboundary labor market, land uses and intra-urban sub-centers for retail and services, social and spatial segregation, regularization of property, as well as urban integration of foreign migrants. He is author of 2 books and several academic articles on these issues, published in 6 countries. His most recent publication is “Integration of International Immigrants in Tijuana: Why So Easy?”, Progressive Planning, Spring, No. 179, 2009. His latest book “Metrópolis Transfronteriza” will be published soon. He was visiting researcher in Promperú, Government of Peru, and the University of California at La Jolla. He also worked as a consultant for local governments in Mexico and for UN-Habitat.

OUTCOMES:

Contact: talegria@colef.mx


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Fabiola Galicia Bretón-Mora

El Colef, Tijuana, Messico

Visiting Researcher,  July 10 > September 31, 2009

Graduated in Economics at the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (1998), Master in Social Sciences with specialization in Economy and local development at the Colegio de Sonora (2005), Fabiola Galicia is PhD student at the Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Tijuana. Her doctoral thesis focuses on “laboral insertion of skilled Mexican immigrants working in the metropolitan area of Los Angeles, California: the case of immigrants from Zacatecas, Oaxaca and Veracruz. Fabiola collaborates to the project “integrating in the City: socio-demographic factors and urban policies integrating Mexican migrants in Los Angeles” financed by the Foundation BBVA. She also participates in other research projects on migration between Mexico and the United States headed by Dr. Rafael Alarcón, Dr. Luis Escala and Dr. Olga Odgers

contact: faba12@gmail.com;


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Kristen Biehl

Koç Universitesi, Istanbul, Turchia

Visiting Researcher:  March 6 > April 7, 2009

Kristen Biehl studied social anthropology and development studies for her undergraduate degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London (2003-2005). In 2008, she completed a Masters in Sociology at the Bogazici University in Istanbul, writing her thesis titled “Governing though Uncertainty: ‘Refugeeness’ in Turkey,” which examines the impact of migration and asylum policies in Turkey on the everyday experiences and migratory decisions of refugees. She works for the Migration Reseach Program at Koc University in Istanbul where she assisted with the research and publication of the Istanbul city report for the British Council project called ‘Living Together: Migrant Cities” and currently she is also the Turkish Junior Researcher for the EU project ‘Managing International Urban Migration: Turkey-Italy-Spain.” Aside from her academic work, since 2006, she has also been working with various refugee-related Turkish NGO’s, such as the International Catholic Migration Commission. Currently she also works as the advocacy program and research assistant for the Helsinki Citizen’s Assembly, Refugee Advocacy and Support Program, in Istanbul.

OUTCOMES:

contact: kristen.biehl@gmail.com

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