Sri Lankan diasporas in Italy between participation and conflict

Sep 22, 2020

By Anna Quattrone   I recently analysed the processes of identification and mobilisation of Sri Lankan diasporas in Italy. It has proved of great interest, given the lack of comprehensive academic work on their political engagement in home and host countries beyond the peace vs war maker dichotomisation and the LTTE’s politics. My objective was […]

DIASCON tripartite workshop

Aug 13, 2020

DIASCON is hosting its first online workshop on diasporas the 2nd of October 2020. The workshop brings together relevant stakeholders working with diasporas to discuss approaches and challenges related to their work. Participants of the workshop include diaspora-organizations, NGOs and other relevant institutions working with diaspora groups. The workshop aims to explore the relationships between […]

Open access article by Féron and Lefort: Diasporas and conflicts – understanding the nexus

Jul 22, 2020

Project researchers Élise Féron and Bruno Lefort published their article “Diasporas and conflicts – understanding the nexus” in the journal Diaspora Studies in January 2019. In the article they bring forth alternative approaches to understanding and investigating the conflict-diaspora nexus through a critical examination of current academic literature on conflict-generated diasporas. Read the full article […]

Publication: Embracing complexity: Diaspora politics as a co-construction

Jan 23, 2020

Élise Féron’s article “Embracing complexity: Diaspora politics as a co-construction” is published in Migration Letters, vol. 17, no. 1. In the article, she argues how attempts to understand diaspora politics as produced mostly in host or home countries, fail to capture the complexity of diasporas as political actors. Instead she proposes to focus on transnational […]

First News

Jan 13, 2020

The website is online!