Mette Louise Berg Former Staff

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