was employed in this project as researcher and coordinator from 2017-2020. She is assistant professor in Migration and Development at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague, part of Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Her research interests include im/mobility, migrant trajectories and translocal livelihoods in Central America and beyond.
“For me, participating in this project is an interesting continuation of my previous work on people’s translocal livelihoods and the role of migration in Central America. For more than a decade, I have been researching a diversity of im/mobilities in the region, centering specifically on the connections that people establish and maintain, connections that are often fraught by borders, marginalization and illegalization. These processes have only become more pronounced by the recent and racialized presence of migrants from countries outside the region, such as Cuba, Haiti and Ghana. In response to this new empirical reality of people on the move in Central America, I’m very excited to further explore what emerges from our fieldwork: a diversity of displacement-emplacement dynamics experienced by migrants and local inhabitants alike.”