Nauja Kleist is a senior researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) and associate editor of the journal African Diaspora. Her research interests include diaspora engagement in relief and development; practices, imaginaries and governance of migration and (im)mobility; belonging, gender and family relations; and the role of hope and uncertainty in migration. She is currently the PI of the research project Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises (D-Hum), focusing on Somali East Africa. Nauja works ethnographically, with multi-sited and longitudinal studies, with particular focus on Somali diaspora groups and return migration to Ghana. Follow her on Twitter @Nauja_Kleist.
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