Portraits of research moments
The second leg of my fieldwork has now been completed as I look back and reflect on the summer time of my research in Lesvos and Athens….
June 4, 2019
Graduate Seminar at Panteion University, on Theory- Praxis- Politics: ‘ the specific way of presenting your research process was inspiring in terms of the mesh of basic concepts and methodological tools’ the organizer wrote to me amongst others after the seminar.
June 6, 2019
Opening ceremony of the conference on ‘Social Sciences Today’ at the Municipal Theatre of Mytilini. There is a multicultural chorus with songs from all over the world at the end of the ceremony and in it I can see Warda, one of my interviewees, singing. Her friend Erika, who I also interviewed, is also in the audience. I talk to them after the end of the ceremony. Warda is happy, as she has got asylum, Erika is still waiting, but they are both beautiful and look serene.
June 11, 2019
Last full day in Mytilini and I had arranged to visit the UNHCR office. The meeting is called off at the last moment. This is a day of tragedy for Lesvos, 7 people were drowned including 2 children:
June 19, 2019
Please reference as : Maria Tamboukou (2019) ‘Diffractions, July 2019, https://mariatamboukou.org/revisiting-the-nomadic-subject-2/reflections-and-diffractions/july-2019/