Nando Sigona Former Staff

Dr Nando Sigona is a sociologist with over ten years research and teaching experience in migration, refugee and ethnic studies. He is a Birmingham Fellow and lecturer at the School of Social Policy, University of Birmingham. Previously, Nando was Senior Researcher at COMPAS and Senior Research Officer at the Refugee Studies Centre. His current research explores the impact of globalisation, migration and human rights regime on meanings and practices of citizenship and non-citizenship in countries affected by significant population movements. His research interests include: statelessness, diasporas and the state; Romani politics and anti-Gypsyism; ‘illegality’ and the everyday experiences of undocumented migrant children and young people; and governance and governmentality of forced migration in the EU.

His work has appeared in a range of peer reviewed journals, including Sociology, Social Anthropology, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies and Ethnic and Racial Studies. He is author or editor of books and journal’s special issues including Romani politics in contemporary Europe: poverty, ethnic mobilisation and the neoliberal order (with Nidhi Trehan, Palgrave, 2009), Refugee Community Organisations and Dispersal: Networks, Resources and Social Capital (with David Griffiths and Roger Zetter, Policy Press, 2005), The Roma in the new EU: Polices, Frames and Everyday Experiences (with Peter Vermeersch, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 2012), and Rifugio Europa? (Studi Emigrazione, 2006).

Nando is also one of the founding editors of Migration Studies, a new refereed journal by Oxford University Press due to start publication in Spring 2013.


Unravelling Europe’s ‘migration crisis’

Heaven Crawley, Franck Düvell, Katharine Jones, Simon McMahon and Nando Sigona

Edited Books

Ethnography, Diversity and Urban Space

Ben Gidley, Mette Louise Berg and Nando Sigona

Diasporas Reimagined: Spaces, Practices and Belonging

Nando Sigona, Alan Gamlen, Giulia Liberatore and Hélène Neveu Kringelbach

Journal Articles

Special Issues

Ethnography, Diversity and Urban Space

Mette Louise Berg and Nando Sigona

Roma and Sinti in Contemporary Italy

Nando Sigona, Isabel Clough Marinaro


Working Papers

Other Publications

Breakfast Briefing

What future for undocumented migrant children in the UK?

Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes


Undocumented Migrant Children in the UK

Nando Sigona and Vanessa Hughes | January 2010 – June 2012