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Maria Koinova

Nias Individual Fellow

Project title

Time and Temporalities in Diaspora Politics

Project description

The way time structures everyday activities and long-term strategies of migrants affects their political engagement, from reiterating old traumas to quickly getting involved in conflicts. The interest in studying time in migration studies has grown with the advent of mobility studies. Existing studies mostly follow the implications of time on migrants’ everyday lives, not their political activism. The most advanced studies on diaspora involvement with homeland politics are studies on conflicts.

Maria Koinova takes this discussion further and examines how diasporas interpret time and how it affects their identities and political practices.