Hello! My name is Domiziana Turcatti. I like to think about myself as a migration researcher. I am currently pursuing a PhD in Migration Studies at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford. My PhD is about the families of onward migrants, namely people who have migrated more than once in their lives.
What brought me to the study of migration and human mobility is perhaps the fact that I consider myself a migrant. While I was born and raised in Italy, I moved to Ireland after completing my high school to learn English. I then moved to Amsterdam, then Cambridge, then Oxford. Who knows where else life will take me. What brought me to the study of human mobility was also the fact that I grew up in a multicultural environment and many did not know how to make sense of it, myself included.
As the study of human mobility and migration, Migration Studies is fundamentally an interdiscplinary study. However, my background is in Sociology. I studied Sociology both during my research master at the University of Cambridge and during my undergraduate studies in Liberal Arts and Science at Amsterdam University College.
I believe what brought me to Sociology was the desire to make sense of the socio-political events that shaped and continue shaping my life. This is also the reason behind this blog. By making sociological scholarship accessible, I hope other people might realize the power of Sociology in helping us to make sense of who we are and the societies we live in.
I hope you will enjoy this wesbite!
If you are interested not only in this blog, but in my academic publications, here’s a list for you:
Turcatti, D., & Assaraf, K. (2019). The Experiences of the Latin American Clients of LADPP: Identifying What Works & the Interventions Needed to Enhance the Well-being and Quality of Life of LADPP’s Clients. LADPP
Turcatti, D. (2018). The Educational Experiences of Children of Moroccan Migrants in the Netherlands: Place-Making Against a Backdrop of Racism, Discrimination and Inequality. Journal of Intercultural Education, 29(4), 532-547. DOI: 10.1080/14675986.2018.1483796
Turcatti, D. (2018). Peer Culture as Moroccan-Dutch Youths’ Space of Resistance: ‘We’re Kinda Creating Our Own Little Thing as We Weren’t Accepted in the First Place’. AUC Undergraduate Journal of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Capstone Issue, 10
Turcatti, D. (2018). “I am not only the Muslim woman”: Constructing Hybrid Identities and Articulating Religious Agency through Clothes in a Home Country which is “mine also, as it is yours”. AUC Undergraduate Journal of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Open Issue, 9.