Refugees mobilizing for family reunification in Brazil


What is a family, and under what conditions can its members live a life together, abroad?  In this episode, we look at family reunification policy in Brazil.

Amanda Paz Alencar speaks to Patricia Nabuco Martuscelli about her research on family reunification policy in Brazil, and about the efforts of different groups of refugees to claim their right to live with family members.

Patricia Nabuco Martuscelli holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of São Paulo (USP). She is currently a Social Science Research Fellow in Conflict and Migration at the Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (UCL). Prior to this, Patricia was a Visiting Scholar at the Carolina Population Center (2017-2018), at the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development (2018-2019) and a ZUKOnnect Fellow at the University of Konstanz (2019). Patrícia is interested in investigating the changes in family-reunification policies in Brazil since 1997. Her project, titled "The Family Reunification Policy for refugees in Brazil", aims to improve the understanding of best practices and challenges in family reunification procedures for refugees in Brazil. Her research interests involve asylum and migration politics in Latin America, family reunification of refugees, refugee children, and refugees and COVID-19 in Brazil. 

Amanda Paz Alencar recently joined The Migration Podcast Team. She is Assistant Professor at the Department of Media and Communication at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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