Mar 2009 – Aug 2014
This project set out to develop social-science theory in three areas of particular relevance to the study of international migration: the assessment and management of risk, the roles of money and material wealth in interpersonal relationships, and the moralities which inform migration decisions and subsequent transnational relationships. These themes were examined in relation to three cross-cutting dimensions: gender relations, the mediating roles of geographical space, and the dichotomy between self and others.
María Hernández Carretero carried out a case study of Senegalese migration to Spain, engaging with the full thematic breadth of the project. Jørgen Carling re-examined conceptual frameworks for understanding migrant remittances, drawing upon the project's theoretical themes and a large body of ethnographic research. May-Len Skilbrei applied the project themes to empirical research on women who migrate for or through prostitution.
PRIO's new project Theorizing Risk, Money and Moralities in Migration (TRiMM) is presented on the Research Council's web site in connection with the programme for funding independent projects (FRIPRO). This programme funds research projects of particularly high scientific merit in order to promote scientific innovation and to encourage new advancement through basic research. [More... (in Norwegian)]
The doctoral research fellowship that was announced by PRIO in March has been offerd to María Hernández Carretero, who has accepted the position. Twenty-five applicants from a dozen African and European countries competed for the fellowship.
The International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) is inviting applications for a three-year position as a doctoral researcher, based in Oslo, Norway.
Journal Article in International Migration Review
Journal Article in Human Organization