Lecture – Positionality, reflexivity and ethics in migration studies

Date : Tuesday 30 April 2024
Time : 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Venue : Marie Curie Amphitheatre, SUAD Campus

The lecture will address the importance of the position and perspective of the researcher in designing, conducting, and writing up research based on the collection and analysis of qualitative data. Speakers will use practical examples from their own research experience to illustrate the benefits of incorporating considerations of reflexivity and positionality into the different stages of research.
The lecture will give insights to students or researchers who are interested in developing reflexive approaches as part of research methods.

About the Speakers

Dr. Elodie Apard, historian by training, studies mobility and circulations in West Africa since the early 2000s. After working in Niger Republic on regional and international migrations, she joined the French Institute for Research in Nigeria (IFRA-Nigeria) from 2012 to 2020. She is now a permanent researcher at the Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), attached to URMIS/Paris Cité University. Her recent work focuses on women mobility from Nigeria to Europe.


Dr. Precious Diagboya is a Philosopher by training from the University of Ibadan and a Senior Research Fellow of the French Institute for Research in Nigeria (IFRA-Nigeria). Her research focuses on migration policies and sexual exploitation from Nigeria to Europe. She has been involved in several international research projects with IFRA, UNODC and the European Commission among others. She has conducted extensive ethnographic fieldwork, both in Nigeria and in Europe, and her current work focuses on the aftermath of mobility patterns on family dynamics in Nigeria.

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