Women in exile: a multi-sited ethnography of transnational activism

Auteur Gina WIRZ
Directeur /trice Graziella Moraes da Silva
Co-directeur(s) /trice(s) Eléonore Lépinard
Résumé de la thèse

This research project brings together recent scholarly engagement around forced migration studies, political transnationalism, and gender studies. It engages with debates around “women’s transnational activism” in contexts of forced migration. I intend to analyze transnational political activism through the case of Colombian women in exile. In this project, I ask the following research questions: How do women in exile define and position themselves as political activists in the experience of forced migration? How do the immigration regimes and the socio-political contexts of the countries of resettlement and in Colombia enable or constraint transnational activism? To answer these questions, I plan to carry out multi-sited ethnography in Barcelona, Geneva, and Buenos Aires. This research will develop a conceptualization of transnational political activism and the experience of forced migration. In terms of academic and public relevance, it will bring out the voices of women in exile as political actors in an expanded and inclusive analysis of the experience of forced migration.

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Délai administratif de soutenance de thèse 2025