On conceiving 'migrant transnationalism'
Nina Glick Schiller recounts how the ideas for "Nations Unbound" germinated, and how she carved out a career in academia from the margins.
In April 2019, a year before we launched The Migration Podcast, I sat down for an interview with Nina Glick Schiller in New York. New York is the city where Nina had based her PhD project on Haitian immigrants, a project that laid the foundation for the book “Nations Unbound”.
The book, co-authored by Linda Basch, Nina Glick Schiller, and Cristina Szanton Blanc, would deeply impact how we think about migrant’s social, political and economic ties across national borders.
Nina Glick Schiller is Emeritus Professor of Anthropology and was the Director of the Cosmopolitan Cultures Institute at the University of Manchester. She continues to be active with the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany.
Nina published her latest book together with Ayse Çaglar in 2018: "Migrants and City Making: Dispossession, Displacement and Urban Regeneration" Duke University Press. The book can be downloaded for free here.