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Birmingham Fellow & Lecturer, Institute for Research into Superdiversity | School of Social Policy | University of Birmingham
PhD in Sociology, 2009, Oxford Brookes University
Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society
) and at the Refugee Studies Centre
both at the University of Oxford, I am currently working on research on: Stateless diasporas and immigration regimes in the EU (Oxford Diasporas Programme
); Romani mobilities
in Europe; Livelihoods and lifeworlds of undocumented migrant children
and young people
in the UK.
I have carried out research on minority and migration issues in the EU and the Balkan region. My main research interests are anthropology of migration and forced migration; EU discourses, policies and practices towards third-country nationals; migrants’ claim-making and mobilisation; and Romani politics and anti-Gypsyism in Europe.
Since 2002, I have worked as researcher and consultant on a number of research projects funded by, among others, the UK Home Office, EU, OSCE, Refugee Housing Association, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, the Barrow Cadbury Trust and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. I previously taught sociology of forced migration at Oxford Brookes University. I am co-founder of OsservAzione,
an independent action research group working on anti-racism in Italy.
- Sigona N. and Trehan, N. (eds) (2009) Romani politics in Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Marginalisation and the Neoliberal Order, Palgrave.
- Sigona, N. (2005) ‘Locating the ‘Gypsy problem’’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31(4): 741-756.
- Sigona, N (2003) ‘How can a ‘nomad’ be a refugee? Kosovo Roma and labelling policy in Italy’, Sociology, 37 (1): 69-80.
Anti-Gypsyism; housing segregation; political mobilisation; asylum; irregular migration
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