Book launch webinar “Family Practices in Migration” – 18th June 2021

“Family Practices in Migration: Everyday Lives and Relationships” webinar with presentation of the book and guest speaker Prof Eleonore Kofman

18th June 2021, 4-5:30pm (BST) / 17-18:30hrs (CET)

This event launches the collection Family Practices in Migration: Everyday Lives and Relationships edited by Martha Montero-Sieburth, Rosa Mas Giralt, Noemi Garcia-Arjona and Joaquín Eguren (Routledge, 25th May 2021) and will feature guest speaker Prof Eleonore Kofman.

The book places family at the centre of discussions about migration and migrant life, seeing migrants not as isolated individuals, but as relational beings whose familial connections influence their migration decisions and trajectories.

Particularly prioritising the voices of children and young people, the book investigates everyday family practices to illuminate how migrants and their significant others do family, parenting or being a child within a family, both transnationally and locally. Themes covered include undocumented status, unaccompanied children’s asylum seeking, adolescents’ “dark sides”, second generation return migration, home-making, belonging, nationality/citizenship, peer relations and kinship, and good mothering. The book deploys a wide range of methodological approaches and tools (multi-sited ethnographies, participant observation, interviews and creative methods) to capture the ordinary, spatially extended and interpersonal dynamics of migrant family lives.

Drawing on a range of cross-cutting disciplines, geographical areas and diversity of levels and types of experiences on part of the editors and authors, this book will be of interest to researchers across the fields of migration, childhood, youth and family studies.


16.00-16.15 Welcome and introduction
Dr Martha Montero Sieburth (Amsterdam University College)
Dr Rosa Mas Giralt (University of Leeds, Leeds Migration Research Network)
16.15-16.30 Book presentation
Dr Martha Montero Sieburth (Amsterdam University College)
Dr Rosa Mas Giralt (University of Leeds, Leeds Migration Research Network)
Dr Noemi Garcia-Arjona (Université Rennes 2)
16.30-16.45 Guest speaker Prof. Eleonore Kofman (Middlesex University London)
16.45-17.30 Questions, comments and open discussion

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