Emerging findings workshop of the ESRC-funded project: Transnational lived citizenship

Tanja Müller, Professor of Political Sociology, Global Development Institute (author: Global Development Institute Blog)

The Workshop “Transnational lived citizenship: practices of citizenship as political belonging among emerging diasporas in the Horn of Africa” was held in Khartoum, 9-10 November 2022 in collaboration with the CEDEJ Khartoum, University of Khartoumand GDI.

The Transnational Lived Citizenship project examines how diaspora populations establish different forms of political belonging orientated towards their homeland, their current place of residence, and across a wider transnational network. It is building on the idea of lived citizenship, which is concerned with how populations who may lack legal rights or status, find ways to behave as citizens in everyday lives – for example, securing access to public schools and hospitals, involvement in local (neighbourhood) politics, participating in cultural and economic activities alongside formal citizens. At the same time, for many migrant populations, these everyday acts of citizenship may also be oriented towards their country of origin or even a transnational community. To make matters more complex, in Africa’s newest nations, South Sudan and Eritrea, former citizens of Sudan and Ethiopia may now live as South-Sudanese or Eritrean refugees/migrants in Sudan and Ethiopia, respectively. In our project we compare diaspora from Ethiopian and Eritrea in the cities of Khartoum, Addis Ababa and Nairobi.

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cedejsudan (2022, 27 novembre). Emerging findings workshop of the ESRC-funded project: Transnational lived citizenship. Researching Sudan - A perspective on contemporary Sudans. Consulté le 22 février 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/mhmm

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