Presentation by Fanny Christou, CMES, LUCSUS, Lund University.
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Peace and Development Research Seminar at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg.
Alexander Jung, University of Gothenburg
Chair: Maria Stern.
Discussants: Joe Anderson, Lisa Åkesson.
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Broadening the Positionality in Migration Studies: Assigned Insider Category
Author: Ezgi Irgil (University of Gothenburg)
Migration Studies, Oxford University Press
This article contributes to the debates on positionality in migration studies by introducing assigned insider as a new category. I define it as a position when both the interviewees and the researcher are of the same local origin in which the researcher is considered ‘an insider of the host community’ and the interview questions are about a migrant group. I developed this category based on interviews with host community members during my field study in Bursa, Turkey, where I was born and raised. Previous studies focused on the researcher being an insider from a migrant community or being an outsider conducting research on a migrant community different from his/her own.
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