Diaspora Politics

2013 – 2014
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This project takes the recent wave of Latvian outmigration and the subsequent diaspora politics as a lens for analyzing the spatial distribution of sovereignty and statehood in a historical moment shaped by the political logics of post-Soviet nationalism, neoliberalism and European integration. It first analyses how the Latvian state attempts to generate knowledge about its newly mobile subjects, as well as tries to make diasporic subjects out of them. Second, it considers how these shifts in forms of statehood and sovereignty in Europe are linked with postsocialism as a global condition and a series of concrete projects of transformation that have shaped places and people in Eastern Europe.

Principal Investigator

Dace Dzenovska


European Social Fund / Marie Curie Fellowship