Ethically mapping migration

Ethically mapping migration

Migration is by definition a spatial event with spatial components like space, routes and borders. Therefore, key features to understand, illustrate and talk about migration are maps. We, the...

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The border crises loop

The border crises loop

The border crises loop: reflections on the pointless cruelty of the EU migration governance While news on the pandemic monopolizes media and political attention, another humanitarian emergency is...

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My team

My team

Unaccompanied refugee children and adolescents have been my main field of research for the past 20 years. Always looking from the angle of their psychosocial wellbeing, my focus has slightly shifted...

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Reflections

Reflections

​It seems so long ago by now, but the first concrete steps of initiating the Childmove project were taken at the end of 2016 when the vacancies were launched for the individual researchers who would...

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Passing through Ventimiglia

Passing through Ventimiglia

Like many travellers, I discovered Ventimiglia through its train station and it was my first time in the Italian border city, the closest city to the French border. It was night-time and, again like...

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Facts and nuances

Facts and nuances

Facts and nuances of sensitive issues I graduated and started working in the summer of 2015. It wasn’t difficult to find a job during that time, as psychologists were in high demand. Same as in...

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Field work in Italy

Field work in Italy

Field work in Italy- preparation & first events I remember what it was like preparing to go on the field for the first time. People may give you advice and mention a few things to look out for,...

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“Hope”

“Hope”

It was the beginning of Mujahedeen’s war in Afghanistan. My father could see that things were getting out of control, a disaster, chaos was on the way, so he decided to take the family to Iran as it...

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Field work in Patras

Field work in Patras

Patras is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. It is the third biggest city in the country, famous for its University and large academic community. It’s also famous for its international port...

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