Monday, November 2, 2015

Migrations Europa Exchange - 16-18 February 2016

When dance meets migration!

Platforma festival - De Montford University, Leicester 5-6 November 2015

Can't wait to join this very promising festival on aesthetics and migration.  There are a series of workshops that revolve around several aspects of art and refugees. Here a very detailed programme. Make sure you book your ticket.

Friday, September 25, 2015

On the Bride's Side_King's College 15th October 2015

Dear all,

On the Bride Side by Antonio Augugliaro, Khaled Soliman Al Nassiry and Gabriele Del Grande arrives in London. You can find all details on this link. Please note the event is free but you need to reserve a seat.
I will have the pleasure and honour to chair the panel discussion that will follow the screening of the film/documentary.
Join this amazing event! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Presentation of DESTINATION ITALY 5 June 2015, UCL

Dear all,
please join us at UCL on Friday 5 June for the presentation of Destination Italy: Representing Migration in Contemporary Media and Narrative. The editors will be present.

Venue: UCL, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT London  |  South Wing G12 Council Room

The product of a two-year interdisciplinary research project into representations of migration to Italy, this volume brings together scholarly contributions from the fields of migration studies, linguistics, media, literature and film studies as well as essays by practitioners and activists. It provides both a multi-faceted snapshot of how diverse representations of immigration capture experiences and affect decision-making dynamics and an in-depth study of how media, literature and cinema contribute to the public perception of migrants within the destination culture.

Monday, April 27, 2015

List of books to review for the Journal Crossings_deadline September 2015

Dear all,
please see below a list of exciting books to be reviewed for the journal Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture. If you are interested in reviewing one or more of these books contact me at

Joseph Sciorra, Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City, Univ Tennessee Press:

Isolina Ballesteros, Immigration Cinema in the New Europe, Intellect & U. Chicago Press, 2015:

Emma Bond, Guido Bonsaver, Federico Faloppa (eds.), Destination Italy: Representing Migration in Contemporary Media and Narrative, peter Lang, 2015:

Aroosa Kanwal, Rethinking Identities in Contemporary Pakistani Fiction, Palgrave, 2015:

Charles D. Thompson, Jr.,  Border Odyssey. Travels along the U.S./Mexico Divide, University of Texas Press, 2015:

Noah A. Tsika, Nollywood Stars. Media and Migration in West Africa and the Diaspora, Indiana UP, 2015:

Susanne Jonas and Nestor Rodríguez (eds.),  Guatemala-U.S. Migration: Transforming Regions, University Texas Press, 2015:

Sara Fanning, Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement, NYU 2015:

Philip Connor, Immigrant Faith: Patterns of Immigrant Religion in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe, NYU, 2014:

Rebecca C. King-O'Riain, Stephen Small, Minelle Mahtani, Miri Song, Paul Spickard (eds.), Global Mixed Race, NYU, 2014:

Jennifer Nugent Duffy, Who's Your Paddy? Racial Expectations and the Struggle for Irish American Identity, NYU, 2014:

Brett Hendrickson, Border Medicine a Transcultural History of Mexican American Curanderismo, NYU, 2014:

Marilyn Halter and Violet Showers Johnson, African & American, NYU, 2014:

Anca Parvulescu, The Traffic in Women's Work East European Migration and the Making of Europe, University of Chicago Press, 2014:

Joanna Poblete, Islanders in the Empire. Filipino and Puerto Rican Laborers in Hawai’i, University of Illinois Press, 2014:

Joseph Hodes, From India To Israel: Identity, Immigration, and the Struggle for Religious Equality, MQUP, 2014:

Leah Schmalzbauer, The Last Best Place? Gender, Family and Migration in the New West,  Stanford UP, 2014:

Adriana N. Helbig, Hip Hop Ukraine, Music, Race and African Migration, Indiana University Press, 2014:

Gregory D. Smithers & Brooke N. Newman (eds.), Native Diasporas. Indigenous Identities and Settler Colonialism in the Americas, University of Nebraska Press, 2014:

Mary Gilmartin and Allen White (eds.), Migrations: Ireland in a Global World, Manchester University Press, 2013:

Carole Boyce Davies, Caribbean Space: Escapes from Twilght Zones, University of Illinois Press, 2013:

Sylviane A. Diouf, Servants of Allah: African Muslims enslaved in the Americas, NYU, 2013:

Karma R. Chavez, Queer Migration Politics: Activist Rhetoric and Coalition Possibilities, University of Illinois, 2013:

Lynne Pearce, Corinne Fowler and Robert Crawshaw (eds.), Postcolonial Manchester Diaspora space and the devolution of literary culture, Manchester University Press, 2013:

Hector Amaya, Citizenship Excess: Latino/as, Media, and the Nation, NYU Press, 2013:

John Percival (ed.), Return Migration in After Life.  International Perspective, Polity Press, 2013:

Leah Sarat, Fire in the Canyon: Religion, Migration and the Mexican Dream, NY University Press, 2013:

Sarah Hackett, Foreigners, Minorities and Integration: The  Muslim Immigrant Experience in Britain and Germany, Manchester UP, 2013:

Lynne Pearce, Corinne Fowler and Robert Crawshaw (eds.), Postcolonial Manchester. Diaspoar Space and the Devolution of Literary Culture, Manchester UP, 2013:

Vivek Bald, Miabi Chatterji, Sujani Reddy and Manu Vimalassery (eds.), The Sun Never Sets: South Asian Migrants in an Age of U.S. Power, New York UP, 2013:

Dominic Thomas, Africa and France, Postcolonial Cultures, Migration, and Racism, Indiana UP, 2013:

Eric Morier-Genoud, Michel Cahen (eds.), Imperial Migrations: Colonial Communities and Diaspora in the Portuguese World, Palgrave, 2012:

Thursday, April 23, 2015

MELA: European Museums in an Age of Migrations

Dear all,
I want to bring your attention to an amazing four-year Research Project funded by the European Commission that has been recently completed. The project called MELA included 9 European Partners and aimed to delineate new approaches for museums in relation with the conditions posed by the migrations of people, cultures, ideas, information and knowledge in the global world.
There were 6 research fileds, the second of which is called "Cultural Memory, Migrating Modernity and Museum Practices", based at the Università L'Orientale of Naples and directed by prof. Iain Chambers, putting together a great number of bright researchers. You can access a brochure that explain in detail the aims and objectves of the project (Research Field 2) here.
You can also access an amazing list of documents including publications as results of the research project, such as The Ruined Archive (ed. by Iain Chambers, Giulia Grechi, Mark Nash); The Postcolonial Museum (ed. by Iain Chambers, Alessandra De Angelis, Celeste Ianniciello, Mariangela Orabona and Michaela Quadraro); Cultural Memory, Migrating Modernities and Museum Practices, (ed. by Beatrice Ferrara).
For those interested in cultural heritage, memory, migration and museum practices this is an indispensable source.
Well done Iain Chambers and his team!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

New Book (in Italian) on Said edited by R. De Robertis and B. Brunetti

Identità, migrazioni e postcolonialismo in Italia a partire da Edward Said is the title of an interesting and important volume on the study of Said. 

The book offers a critical reconsideration of the Italian literary canon (from Marinetti to Calvino) and of the 'orientalist' practices that have contributed to the building of the inferiority of the South (of Italy) and of the institutional and intellectual racist discourse on migration that have allowed the de-humanization of migrants, the islamophobic discouse and the governmental policies regarding migration into Italy today. 

For more information click here (In Italian).