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Gladys Akom Ankobrey

is a PhD candidate in the Globalization, Transnationalism and Development research program at Maastricht University (The Netherlands). She is part of the interdisciplinary ‘Mobility Trajectories of Young Lives’ project (MO-TRAYL) led by Professor Valentina Mazzucato. Her PhD research focuses on how mobility trajectories shape young Dutch-Ghanaians’ transnational engagements and pathways to adulthood. Gladys obtained a Bachelor in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and a Masters in Migration and Diaspora Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Sarah Anschütz

is a PhD candidate in the Globalization, Transnationalism and Development research program at Maastricht University, The Netherlands. She is part of the international research project ‘Mobility Trajectories of Young Lives’ (MO-TRAYL) led by Professor Valentina Mazzucato. Her PhD research focuses on young people of Ghanaian background living in Belgium and examines how mobility trajectories shape their family life, educational experiences, and transnational engagements. She holds a Masters in Social and Cultural Anthropology from KU Leuven, Belgium, and a Bachelor in Psychology and Neuroscience from Maastricht University.

Amy Argenal

is an Assistant Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education at the University of San Francisco where she currently serves as the Academic Director for the Master in Migration Studies program. She also lectures in the Human Rights Studies Minor at UC Davis.

Anna Becker

is a research and teaching assistant in the Department of Education Sciences at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. She received her PhD in education sciences and a Diploma of Advanced Studies in higher education at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Previously she completed degrees in education (MEd) and linguistics, foreign language teaching, and cultural studies (MA) from the University of Mainz, Germany. Her lines of research focus on educational linguistics, multilingualism, migration, and language and power.

Jordan Corson

is Assistant Professor of Education and an affiliated faculty member of both Migration Studies and the M.A. in Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Stockton University. Jordan’s work takes up ethnographic and historical methods to interrogate issues of transnational migration and educational theories through anti-colonial and abolitionist praxis.

Courtney Douglass

is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland, College Park studying Minority and Urban Education. Her research investigates the pursuit of Black liberation through unschooling, homeschooling and self-directed education.

Edmund T. Hamann

is Professor in the Department of Teaching, Learning, & Teacher Education at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. An anthropologist of education and past-President of the Council on Anthropology and Education, he has long been fascinated by local educational responses to the transnational mobility of children and families. Recognized as an AERA Fellow by the American Educational Research Association, he has published more than a dozen books and monographs and more than 75 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including more than 30 with his coauthors here. He has also worked with educators in both the US and Mexico to draw their awareness to the presence of students with prior educational experiences in other countries, including as a Fulbright García-Robles US Scholar in Tijuana Mexico in 2019. With coauthors Drs. Zúñiga and Sánchez García, in 2018 he was recognized with AERA Division G’s Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of the Social Contexts of Education.

Belinda Hernández-Arriaga

is an Assistant Professor at the University of San Francisco in the School of Edcuation and is the founder of Ayudando Latinos a Soñar (ALAS) – an organization that provides culturally centered arts, education and mental health services and supports farm workers in the contiguous agricultural community of Half Moon Bay, California. Her research and position is centered on humanizing the lives of children who live with the fear of family separation.

Reva Jaffe-Walter

is Associate Professor in Educational Leadership at Montclair State University. She is an anthropologist of education exploring questions related to nationalism, the education of immigrant students, educational policies and school leadership. Her book Coercive Concern: Nationalism, Liberalism and the Schooling of Muslim Youth is published with Stanford University Press.

Iram Khawaja

is Associate Professor in Educational Psychology, at the Danish School of Education, Aarhus University. She has contributed to transdisciplinary research within the fields of 1) Religiosity, community and belonging amongst Muslim children and youth, 2) Inclusion and diversity in daycare and schools in regard to children with refugee background, 3) Processes of othering and racialization in education and how to create critical and engaged pedagogical strategies of resistance and subversion.

Jamie Lew

is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and Co-Director of the Global Urban Studies PhD program at Rutgers University-Newark. She conducts research on international migration, race relations, and urban education. Her current studies focus on how urban refugees negotiate relationships and build alliances with other migrants and native-born populations in cities to resist education inequality and create spaces for articulating new politics of change. She has also published widely on children of immigrants and achievement in urban schools focusing on Asian American children and communities.

Cathryn Magno

is Professor in the Department of Education Sciences, University of Fribourg, Switzerland. As a political sociologist, she conducts comparative, intersectional education science research across migration, gender, health, human rights and leadership/governance. She has recently published on migration and diversity in Swiss school leadership in Educational Management, Administration and Leadership, directs the Comparative Educational Leadership Lab ( and serves as Co-Editor of European Education: Issues and Studies. Her ongoing projects apply contemporary archeology to migration and education in Europe.

Valentina Mazzucato

is Professor of Globalisation and Development at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University. Her expertise lies in the transnational study of migration between Africa and Europe. She heads interdisciplinary and multicultural teams that conduct multi-sited research in migrants’ African countries of origin and in communities where they live in European cities. She has published widely on transnational migrant networks, transnational family life and the effects of mobility on the life worlds of youth with a migration background.

Timothy Monreal

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Learning and Instruction at the University at Buffalo. Tim’s research explores the intersection of space, place, and Latinx teacher identity and subjectivity with a focus on the United States South.

Laura J. Ogden

is a PhD candidate in the Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development research program at Maastricht University (The Netherlands). Her current research is part of the multi-national Mobility Trajectories of Young Lives project (MO-TRAYL) and focuses on education, migration and transnational youth mobility between Ghana and Germany. She previously worked in international development and educational reform in Timor-Leste and holds an MA in Cultural Anthropology and Visual Ethnography from Leiden University (The Netherlands).

Onallia Esther Osei

joined the Globalisation, Transnational and Development program at Maastricht University as a PhD researcher on the interdisciplinary project ‘Mobility Trajectories of Young Lives’ (MO-TRAYL) led by Professor Valentina Mazzucato. She holds an MPhil in Geography and Resource Development and a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Information Studies, both from the University of Ghana. Before moving to The Netherlands for her doctoral studies, she was a research assistant at the University of Ghana. Her PhD project studies how physical mobility, digital communication and educational trajectories play out in the lives children in Ghana whose parents have migrated abroad.

Sophia Rodriguez

is an Assistant Professor of Urban Education at the University of Maryland. Her interdisciplinary scholarship addresses issues related to racial equity, urban education and policy, and centralizes minoritized youth voices. She utilizes mixed-methods and ethnographic designs to investigate how community-school partnerships, teachers, and school-based mental health professionals promote equity and advocate for undocumented (im)migrant and refugee youth. Her scholarly work has appeared in Anthropology & Education Quarterly, Teachers College Record and Urban Education. In 2022, she was named a William T. Grant Scholar to conduct a longitudinal study about how schools manage the welcome of newcomer immigrant youth and has received funding from William T. Grant and Spencer foundations to study how school-based personnel and schools can broadly support immigrant youth.

Betsabé Román González

is a visiting scholar at Colegio de Sonora in Hermosillo, Mexico. She currently is a research consultant for universities in the UK, Panama, and Mexico. Her areas of interest include following migratory and educational trajectories of child migrants between Mexico and the United States, teacher training on child migration and educational strategies to have inclusive classrooms, and welcome protocols in schools.

Juan Sánchez García

is the Dean and Head of Research as well as a teacher at the Escuela Normal “Miguel F. Martínez” in Monterrey Mexico. He has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in pedagogy, communications science, and educational technology, as well as a PhD in Social Sciences. He is also a veteran public school teacher with more than 40 years experience in classrooms from elementary to high school. Together with Drs. Víctor Zúñiga and Edmund T. Hamann, he received the “Henry Trueba” Award in 2018 from AERA. He has been recognized with the “Maestro Rafael Ramírez” Medal by the Government of the State of Nuevo León and with the”Maestro Ignacio Manuel Altamirano” Medal by Mexico’s federal government. He is a teacher with professional profile PRODEP 2020–2023 of the Mexican Ministry of Public Education.

Vania Villanueva

is a PhD candidate in Global Urban Studies at Rutgers University-Newark. Her research interests include international migration, demographic changes in urban and suburban places, and immigrants’ sense of belonging.

Manny Zapata

is a doctoral student at the University of Maryland, College Park studying Minority and Urban Education. His research areas include social movements, immigration policies, and ethnoracial identities in schools. His research examines the legal, social, and cultural factors on the lived experiences of AfroLatinx males as well as undocumented migrant youth in schools.

Víctor Zúñiga

is Professor of Sociology at the School of Law, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico. He is a tier 3 (highest level) member of Mexico’s Sistema Nacional de Investigadores. In 2018 he was awarded with the Henry T. Trueba Award for Research Leading to the Transformation of Social Contexts of Education by AERA’s Division G. In 2021, he was inducted into Kappa Delta Pi Laureate Chapter.

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