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Nando Sigona

Nando Sigona

Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham

Nando Sigona is the author of 'Sans Papiers: The social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants' (with Alice Bloch and Roger Zetter, Pluto Press, 2014) and editor of The Oxford Handbook of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (with Elena Fiddian Qasmiyeh, Gil Loescher and Katy Long, Oxford University Press, 2014). Dr Sigona is also one of the founding editors of Migration Studies, an international peer-reviewed journal by Oxford University Press.

Nando is Birmingham Fellow and Deputy Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham. Before joining the Institute for Research into Superdiversity at the University of Birmingham in February 2013, Nando was Senior Research Officer at the Refugee Studies Centre and Senior Researcher at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford.

His research explores the impact of globalisation, migration and human rights regime on meanings and practices of citizenship and non-citizenship in countries affected by significant population movements. His research interests include: statelessness, diasporas and the state; Romani politics and anti-Gypsyism; ‘illegality’ and the everyday experiences of undocumented migrant children and young people; and governance and governmentality of forced migration in the EU.
His work has appeared in a range of peer-reviewed journals, including Sociology, Social Anthropology, Identities, Citizenship Studies, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Ethnic and Racial Studies.

For more information on the Unravelling the Mediterranean Migration Crisis (MEDMIG) project, visit: http://www.medmig.info/

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