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Nando Sigona

Dr Nando Sigona is Senior Birmingham Fellow, Senior Lecturer and Deputy Director of IRiS at the University of Birmingham.

He is a social scientist with over fifteen years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee, citizenship and ethnic studies. Dr Sigona’s work investigates the migration and citizenship nexus. This is achieved through in-depth examinations of a range of experiences of societal membership including, but not limited to, those of: EU families; refugees; Roma, undocumented migrant families, ethnic minorities, unaccompanied minors, children of undocumented migrant parents, dual citizens, ‘failed’ asylum seekers, and stateless people.

Nando is one of the founding editors of Migration Studies, an international academic journal published by Oxford University Press. His recent work includes Within and beyond citizenship (Routledge 2017), The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (Oxford University Press, 2014) Sans Papiers: The Social and Economic Lives of Undocumented Migrants (Pluto Press, 2014). 

Since 2008 he maintains an academic blog - Postcards from... . His work has been featured in a number of international media, incl. The Economist; BBC News; Al Jazeera; New York Times; AP; Reuters; Die Welt; RAI. He contributes regularly for magazines, newspapers and blogs (see recent media coverage), and is active on social media. Follow Nando on Twitter @nandosigona

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