Professor Nando Sigona is Chair of International Migration and Forced Displacement at the University of Birmingham, UK. Nando is a founding editor of the peer reviewed journal Migration Studies (Oxford University Press), and lead editor for Global Migration and Social Change book series at Bristol University Press. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. His research interests include: the migration and citizenship nexus; undocumented migration; naturalisation,...

Expertise

Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research
Disciplines
Methods
Geographies

Roles

  • University of Birmingham

    , Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Professor

Research

Migration routes and strategies of young undocumented migrants in England: a qualitative perspective

Authors Alice Bloch, Nando Sigona, Roger Zetter
Year 2011
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 45
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2 Journal Article

Integrative Paradigms, Marginal Reality: Refugee Community Organisations and Dispersal in Britain

Authors David Griffiths, Nando Sigona, Roger Zetter
Year 2006
Journal Name JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 23
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3 Journal Article

Outsourcing the 'best interests' of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children in the era of austerity

Authors Rachel Humphris, Nando Sigona
Year 2019
Journal Name JOURNAL OF ETHNIC AND MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 10
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4 Journal Article

Faultlines and contact zones: A new forum for Migration Studies

Authors Alan Gamlen, Nando Sigona, Alexander Betts, ...
Year 2013
Journal Name MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 2
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5 Journal Article

Ethnography, diversity and urban space

Authors Mette Louise Berg, Nando Sigona
Year 2013
Journal Name IDENTITIES-GLOBAL STUDIES IN CULTURE AND POWER
Citations (WoS) 64
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6 Journal Article

Everyday statelessness in Italy: status, rights, and camps

Authors Nando Sigona
Year 2016
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 11
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7 Journal Article

The Citizen and the Other: New Directions in Research on the Migration and Citizenship Nexus

Authors Jenny Barrett, Nando Sigona
Year 2014
Journal Name MIGRATION STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 3
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8 Journal Article

The contested politics of naming in Europe's "refugee crisis"

Authors Nando Sigona
Year 2018
Journal Name ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
Citations (WoS) 12
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9 Journal Article

'No right to dream': the social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants in Britain

Authors Nando Sigona, Alice Bloch, Roger Zetter
Description
What happens to young people at risk of isolation, destitution, exploitation, harassment and criminalisation? In 2007 we commissioned City University's Department of Sociology, working in partnership with the Refugee Studies Centre at Oxford University and the Evelyn Oldfield Unit, to carry out qualitative research into the lives of young undocumented migrants in the UK. The research explored the experiences of young people from China, Turkey (including Kurds), Brazil, Zimbabwe and Ukraine. Researchers drawn from the communities being investigated explored the pathways of the lives of individual young undocumented migrants. One special feature of this work was our commitment to developing both the skills and capacity of individuals from these communities in the UK. In 2009 we published a report based on this work. 'No right to dream' analyses the findings of the field researchers and is interspersed with real-life stories of some of the young people interviewed.
Year 2010
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Destination Europe? Understanding the dynamics and drivers of Mediterranean migration in 2015

Authors Jonathan Price, Heaven Crawley, Franck Düvell, ...
Description
Europe’s response to the so-called ‘migration crisis’ has been driven almost exclusively by a border control agenda. This has significantly reduced the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece, for the time being at least, but has done nothing to address the drivers or causes of migration to Europe, including the movement of people from Libya which continues unabated, or the protection and integration needs of those who are already here. Several years into the ‘crisis’, there is still no sign of a coherent long-term response. Both the reception infrastructure and the asylum system in Greece have failed to adapt to the needs of the refugees and migrants. This is partly a Greek failure but it is also a failure of the EU. Meanwhile escalating conflicts in Syria, Yemen, Afghanistan and Iraq continue to displace hundreds of thousands of people from their homes every day. The assault on Mosul (Iraq) which began in mid-October 2016 is expected to displace 1.5 million people, many of whom are likely to cross the border into Eastern Turkey just a few hours away. Understanding the dynamics of migration to Europe and why some of these people might decide to risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean remains a pressing concern.
Year 2016
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11 Report
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