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 most travellers, I was exhausted from a long journey by train. I was...

Facts and nuances of sensitive issues

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 other cities throughout Europe, the reception structures in Berlin were not prepared for the high numbers of...

Field work in Italy- preparation & first events

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, but nothing really prepares you for being on the field for the very first time as a researcher.  My background is in...

“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 was the only possible way to save the family. We grew up as...

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 which connects Greece with Italy and consequently with Western...