This post explores the role of community researchers, highlighting the epistemic advantages they bring and the unintended consequences of their involvement. It suggests ways to address power dynamics and promote more equitable and ethical research practices.
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This post problematises the positions from which research on irregular migrants is produced and the “access problem” is constructed. While emphasising the benefit of sharing experiences and identities between researchers and researched, the post highlights the importance of converging intentions as a condition for creating more symmetrical research relationships.
BLOGMigrants are still risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean; we must challenge the rhetoric of ‘invasion’ and examine the deeper reasons for migration, writes Nando SigonaOctober 2023Despite multiple attempts by European states to curtail irregular...