REALM project workers will be gathering in Abu Dhabi on November 14th and 15th 2017 to present their work to each other for discussion. By next year, there may be some more public presentations and work in preparation for publication. The presenters will be: Sajida Ally; Hannah Bruckner; Swethaa Ballakrishnen; Dirgha Ghimire; Daniel Karell; Randall Kuhn; Othman Nour; Yaw Nyarko; Caroline Osella; Marie Percot; Ganesh Seshan; Irudaya Rajan; Caroline Theoharides; Susan Godlonton; Bilesha Weeraratne. We will be presenting our initial empirical work and discussing
I plan to be in Kerala again in January – February. I have begun to make some connections, explain the project to people, and find places to stay while I conduct some fieldwork and interviews. I’ll be staying for around 3 weeks each in Calicut and in Mavelikkara and following through on some of the threads gathered so far. Do contact me via what’s app or email for any information
I want to hear from anyone, from any community, any status, who hails from Calicut or Mavelikkara areas, and who has spent any amount of time in Abu Dhabi, Ras al Khaimah or Muscat, and who has anything at all to say about my main interest for this project: apart from the economic angle, what else does migration mean in your life and the lives of your family and community?
Been following this on FB for a long time now.
Very lucky to have read advance proof copy of this book back last year. As expected, it’s making waves and winning prizes. The book has to be read to be properly appreciated, of course, but here are some reviews which give a sense of why story-telling will always be needed and how social science can put flesh onto the bones of statistics and policy models by engaging with narrative work.
I am now in Kerala, doing project pre-prep work. It’s rainy season (Malayalam month of Mithunam) and after a slow and late start, rain is indeed now falling. On arrival, I had a fruitful time visiting MG University, Kottayam, School of Social Sciences. SOAS London has a longstanding collaboration with the school and I’ve visited a few times now. Prof Sanal Mohan, who also visits UK often for work, and
Excited to be working again with MG University, Kottayam, Kerala, and also once more with Professor Sanal Mohan. We’re going to be finding some advanced graduate students who will help me find migrants who would like to be part of the project by telling their stories. Come and find out more if you are or if you have been a Gulf migrant …….