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School of Geography

Olivia Sheringham

Olivia Sheringham is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Geography, Queen Mary University of London and Research Officer at the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford. Her research interests include the relationship between religion and migration (the subject of her recent book) and concepts and practices relating to  creolization and diaspora. An overarching theme of her work has been the notion of home, and the ways in which migration challenges the idea of home as rooted and static. Her current research project, working with Alison Blunt at Queen Mary, will explore questions of home and belonging among migrants in East London. She has a particular interest in these questions in relation to the experiences of Latin American migrants.

Keywords: Transnationalism, return migration, creolization, identity, belonging, home

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