Domiziana Turcatti DPhil in Migration Studies

Supervisors: Dr Carlos Vargas-Silva

College affiliation: Wolfson

Clarendon Scholar

Domiziana is a DPhil Student in Migration Studies investigating how families shape and are shaped by onward migration. More specifically, Domiziana’s doctoral research focuses on the experiences of the families of onward Colombian migrants who moved from Spain to London. Her investigation is based on a multi-sited ethnography to be conducted in London, Madrid, and Barcelona which includes the perspectives of onward Colombian migrants and their family members, both adults and adolescents. Domiziana completed her MPhil in Sociology at the University of Cambridge in July 2019 with a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. During her MPhil, Domiziana investigated the experiences of Latin American parents in London. Prior to moving to the UK, Domiziana 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 and transnational family studies; child-centred perspectives and methodologies; care and social reproduction in migration; intersection of gender, race, class, health in migration; feminist and critical race theory applied to migration studies; educational experiences of migrant/mobile children and youth; de-colonial practices and methodologies; theories and practices of collaborating with migrant communities


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., & 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