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Once, I Lived in a House with a Name

Mohamed Assaf and Kate Clanchy

retweeted more than three thousand times, including by Muslim footballers, French Algerian beauticians, and British poets, among others. It is not just his “cute” photo: it is because inside the elegant Arabic shadows and flowers we see a small child turning

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Editorial

Stéphanie Ponsavady

? This issue of Transfers also showcases new representations of migrations in the Film Review section. French studies scholar Tina Montenegro offers a mobility studies analysis of Mati Diop's Atlantics , winner of the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film

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Introduction

Jelena Tošić and Annika Lems

contemporary migratory quests. While actively “burning” present-day borders, young men from Algeria ( harragas ) have no expectations toward the French immigration regime. They do not question its legitimacy as historical subjects entitled to free movement

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Editorial

Peter Merriman, Georgine Clarsen, and Gijs Mom

It is June and at the time of writing the 2016 UEFA European football championships are in full swing in France and on television channels across the world. Royal Ascot, one of Britain’s premier horse racing meetings, has just finished, and

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Gijs Mom and Georgine Clarsen

States draws upon her training as a queer cultural studies scholar. Coming from a background in French and Franco-phone cultural studies, Steve writes about representations of mobility and speed in fiction and film, and is eager to hear your suggestions

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Editorial

Stéphanie Ponsavady

my first foray into the academic job market. It had been a tough couple of years figuring out where my work on cars and roads in French Colonial Indochina would fit: was it a history of transportation or a study of cultural and literary

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Migration and Citizenship in “Athens of Crisis”

An Interview with Vice Mayor Lefteris Papagiannakis

Aris Komporozos-Athanasiou and Nina Papachristou

elections—Holland, France, Italy, Austria, et cetera—so it could be much worse. Komporozos-Athanasiou Yes, and that relates to the specific link with austerity measures coming into force across Europe. Papagiannakis The austerity approach is a much more

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Media Representations of Separated Child Migrants

From Dubs to Doubt

Rachel Rosen and Sarah Crafter

(which the state subsequently won), the government agreed to raise the number of separated children to be relocated under Dubs to 480. Many of the children who came under Dubs had been living in the unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France, and our

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Book Reviews

Sabina Barone, Veronika Bernard, Teresa S Büchsel, Leslie Fesenmyer, Bruce Whitehouse, Petra Molnar, Bonny Astor, and Olga R. Gulina

Mediterranean, touching upon cases as diverse as a migrant’s account of his journey to Lampedusa (Italy), to reception programs in France and Canada, to community-led responses in the Middle East. However, different humanitarian crises across time and space are

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Refugee Hospitality Encounters in Northern Portugal

“Cultural Orientations” and “Contextual Protection”

Elizabeth Challinor

, Portuguese, and French). I have not yet found the space to develop my potential role as a researcher to actively promote reflexive dialogue. This is partly due to the time constraints of my interlocutors, but also to my situation as an unemployed researcher