Domiziana Turcatti DPhil in Migration Studies & Convenor, Oxford Migration and Mobility Network

Supervisors: Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva

College affiliation: Wolfson College

Clarendon Scholar

Domiziana is a DPhil Student in Migration Studies investigating how families shape and are shaped by onward migration. Her doctoral research focuses on the experiences of the families of onward Colombian migrants who moved from Spain to London.

Domiziana is also co-leading the project “Enhancing the impact of migration research with Latin Americans in London”, which seeks to understand the impact of Brexit and COVID-19 on London’s Latin American migrants by building links with the community through knowledge exchange and engagement activities.

As of September 2020, Domiziana was appointed as convener of the interdisciplinary Oxford Migration and Mobility Network which draws together researchers of migration and mobility from across the University of Oxford. Since 2019, she is also an active member of the IMISCOE PhD Network and editor at the Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration.

Domiziana completed her MPhil in Sociology at the University of Cambridge in July 2019 with a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. Prior to moving to the UK, she completed her BA in Liberal Arts and Science at Amsterdam University College, where for three years she ventured to understand the educational experiences and the peer culture of Moroccan-Dutch youth in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Research interests include: sociology of family, childhood, and education; transnational family studies; care and social reproduction theory; and participatory methodologies.

Interview on EL CAFÉ MAÑANERO with Jorge Rivera


Journal articles

Turcatti, D. (2021). Migrant-led organisations as caring communities: Towards a re-appreciation of the reciprocal dimension of care. International Journal of Care and Caring, xx(xx), 1-17. 

Turcatti, D. (2018). The educational experiences of Moroccan Dutch youth in the Netherlands: Place-making against a backdrop of racism, discrimination and inequality. Journal of Intercultural Education, 29(4), 532-547. 

Book chapters

Montero-Sieburth, M., & Turcatti, D. (2021). Case studies across national boundaries: Underscoring nuanced factors in migrant peer youth groups. In M. Montero-Sieburth, R. Mas Giralt, N. Garcia-Arjona and J. Eguren (Eds.), Family practices in migration: everyday lives and relationships. (pp. 45-62). Routledge.

Turcatti, D. (2021). When social reproduction becomes political: How London’s Latin American women make families, communities and rights visible. In J. L. Diab (Ed.), Dignity in movement: Borders, bodies and rights. (pp. 161-175). E-International Relations. 

Conference Proceedings

Turcatti, D., & Assaraf, K. (2020). Lessons gained from a case study of a Latin American NGO in London: The role intercultural competence plays in the delivery of services to migrant communities. Proceedings of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) conference: “Another brick in the wall” (pp. 113-133). Amsterdam: The Netherlands. 


Turcatti, D., & Montero-Sieburth, M. (2020). An in-depth review of the literature on ‘best practices’ for the prevention of early school leaving in schools with intercultural contexts. International Association for Intercultural Education. 

Turcatti, D., & Assaraf, K. (2018). 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. Latin American Disabled People’s Project.