But What Is Interesting Is the Story of Why and How Migration Happened


  • Carla De Tona Trinity College Dublin




qualitative research, migrant/minority researcher, reflexivity, power relations in the field, gender, narratives


Qualitative methodologies in migration studies are bringing new emphasis on the old question of the role and positionality of the researcher. The researcher with an experience of migration and as a member of a minority community is positioned in a qualitative research process in a particularly interesting and revealing way. We ask Ronit LENTIN and Hassan BOUSETTA to consider the implications of such a positionality. The questions raised are focusing on their experiences as migrant/minority researchers, with particular emphasis placed on gender and on the potential of a reflexive engagement with positionality to disrupt asymmetrical power relations in the field. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0603139


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Author Biography

Carla De Tona, Trinity College Dublin

Carle DE TONA is responsible for the interviews on the state of the art of qualitative migration research in Europe, published in this FQS issue. She is completing her PhD on Italian migrant women in Ireland in Trinity College Dublin. She teaches in the field of migration studies and is research assistant for a project on Global Network in the Institute for International Integration Studies, Trinity College.




How to Cite

De Tona, C. (2006). But What Is Interesting Is the Story of Why and How Migration Happened. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 7(3). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-7.3.143