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About Nando Sigona

Nando Sigona is Birmingham Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity, University of Birmingham, and Research Associate at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) and the Refugee Studies Centre at the University of Oxford. His research interests include: irregular and child migration, governance and governmentality of forced migration, Roma politics and anti-Gypsyism in Europe, statelessness, and the intersection between migration, citizenship and belonging. He is one of the founding editors of Migration Studies, a new refereed journal by Oxford University Press due to start publication in Spring 2013. He maintains a personal blog and is active on Twitter @nandosigona.

Articles by Nando Sigona

This week's editor


Our guest editor, Valsamis Mitsilegas, director of the Criminal Justice Centre at Queen Mary University of London, introduces this week’s theme: Privacy and Surveillance in 2016.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

What the EU must do now to halt this tragedy on its shores

There are answers to the Mediterranean migrant-deaths crisis. They just require the European Union, whose foreign ministers met yesterday, to grasp the political nettle.

Another killing in British detention: who was Alois Dvorzac?

The UK immigration apparatus killed an 84-year-old Canadian citizen. The human story behind the oldest victim of Britain's dangerous obsession with punishing migrants.

King Nigel’s speech: recasting 'us' and 'them'

In the UK political debate, boundaries are being blurred between the two hot topics on the political agenda: migration and the EU. This should be a wake-up call for the 2.7 million European immigrants living and working in the UK, says Nando Sigona.

UK migration policy: we need to talk about citizens

The family rules introduced by the UK government as part of its crusade to curb net migration are surreptitiously redefining the meaning of citizenship and the boundaries between the state and its subjects, says Nando Sigona.

Life in limbo for UK’s irregular migrant children and families

The Obama administration’s recent decision to suspend deportations and grant renewable residence permits to young ‘illegal’ migrants brought up in the United States will benefit up to 800,000 young people. Meanwhile, the UK government offers no solution for its 120,000 irregular migrant children.

Triple vulnerability: the lives of Britain's undocumented migrant children

Undocumented migrant children in the UK stand at the crossroads of different and conflicting policy agendas. The unresolved tension between commitments to protect children's rights and to securing borders is shaping their everyday lives in Britain
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