Theorizing Transnationliasm and Mobility

Between 27th and 29th of September, 2017, Mobilities and Transnational Iceland was with two and a half day PhD workshop at the University of Iceland. The workshop consisted of keynote lectures and students presentations. The lectures were delivered by Noel B. Salazar, Professor of Anthropology, University of Leuven, Belgium, Toby Miller, Professor in Media and Cultural Studies, University of California, Riverside and Dimitris Dalakoglau, Professor of Social Anthropology, Vrije University, Amsterdam. Altogether 12 students were accepted to the workshop, thereof half outside University of Iceland.

Complete list of presentations:

Olga Cojocaru, University of Warsaw; Missing and waiting for each other – Temporalities of separation in transnational families

Stéphanie Barillé, University of Iceland, The material and emotional experiences of transnational parents in Iceland

Sigrún K. Valsdóttir, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spaniards in Iceland: Transnationalism and social media at the Arctic Circle

Scott Schnur, Emory University, The productive life of melt

Serperi Sevegur, Dalhousie University, The history of the current ‘social locations’ of Georgian women migrants in Turkey

Tuire Liimatainen, University of Helsinki, Finish-Swedish transnational social spaces: Opportunities and Challenges Studying Sweden Finnish Minority Construction.

Árdís K. Ingvars, University of Iceland, “Why do you cover your hair?” Subjective sense of security in doing ethnography among refugees in Athens, Greece

Helga Katrín Tryggvadóttir, University of Iceland, Theoretical considerations of forced migration and asylum seeking

Ann-Christin Wagner, University of Edinburgh, Giving and inside the home – Humanitarian house visits and violence

Elina Nilsson, Uppsala University, Intimate labour in Thai tourism: Bodily services and entangled mobilities

Katla Kjartansdóttir, Univeristy of Iceland, Museums in the moving world

Linda Sólveigar Guðmundsdóttir, University of Iceland, Exclusionary moments: Same-sex sexualities and migrants’ sense of belonging