Department of Anthropology

Migration

Sussex anthropologists have been at the forefront of anthropological approaches to migration and transnationalism. A number of Sussex anthropologists are also members of the interdisciplinary Sussex Centre for Migration Research. Our migration research has foregrounded key issues - gender, age, childhood - that are often overlooked in more conventional accounts of migration. Likewise, our focus on migration has helped rejuvenate various core themes within anthropology - family and kinship, ritual, religion and pilgrimage, consumption.

Current projects include Meike Fechter's work on mobile professionals in the Aid sector, which has led to the establishment of the Sussex Research Network on Mobile Professionals