Mette Louise Berg Former Staff

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Mette Louise Berg was a lecturer in the Anthropology of Migration at COMPAS and the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (ISCA) 2007-2015. She is now a senior lecturer at UCL IOE. She was educated at Copenhagen and Oxford.

Her research interests include migration, diasporas and transnationalism; urban diversity; questions of gender, belonging and generation; social memory.

Her ongoing research includes:
1) Ethnographic research concerned with enhancing our understanding of everyday experiences and conceptualisations of difference and affinities in urban contexts, explored through fieldwork in south London;
2) Multi-sited ethnographic research concerned with deepening our understanding of how diversity is structured within diasporic groups, and the nexus between social and spatial mobility, explored through fieldwork on Cuba and its diaspora.

Mette edited Ethnography, Diversity and Urban Space (Routledge, 2015) with Ben Gidley and Nando Sigona, originally published as a special issue of the journal Identities (2013). She is the co-editor of a double special issue of Diaspora, titled “Re-Imagining Diasporas and Generation” (2015) with Susan Eckstein, and the author of Diasporic Generations: Memory, Politics and Nation among Cubans in Spain (Berghahn, 2011).


CitiesDiasporaDiversityEducationGenderGeneration and Life courseNeighbourhoodsTransnationalism


Book Chapters

Edited Books

Ethnography, Diversity and Urban Space

Ben Gidley, Mette Louise Berg and Nando Sigona

Journal Articles

Special Issues

Re-imagining Diasporas and Generations

Mette Louise Berg, Susan Eckstein

Ethnography, Diversity and Urban Space

Mette Louise Berg and Nando Sigona


Working Papers

Other Publications

Breakfast Briefing

How do local authorities deal with super-diversity?

Mette Louise Berg and Ben Gidley


Servicing Super-Diversity: ESRC IAA Knowledge Exchange Fellowship

Mette Louise Berg | October 2014 – March 2015

Welfare, neighbourhood and new geographies of diversity

Mette Louise Berg, Ben Gidley, Caroline Oliver and Hiranthi Jayaweera | May 2013 – December 2014