Dr Mastoureh Fathi
Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS21)
Biographical note (UCC)
Dr Mastoureh Fathi is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at Institute of Social Science Research in 21st Century. Her research revolves around everyday experiences of migration with a focus on intersectionality, gender and class in migration processes, identity, home-making and belonging in diaspora and the importance of objects in displacement. Her monograph, Intersectionality, Class and Migration: Narratives of Iranian Women Migrants in the U.K. was published in 2017. In June-July 2019, she curated an exhibition of art works produced by women refugees in London and Izmir in Royal Albert Hall in London based on two funded projects: Pedagogy, Home and Belonging funded by The British Academy; and HOME: Homing through Objects of Memory funded by Global Challenge Research Fund.
Youth-Home project explores home-making practices in domestic and urban spaces among young male migrants who live in Cork, Ireland. Using innovative methodology, the project specifically analyses refugees and international students’ experiences together to offer a novel comparative reading into the less explored home among migrant men. The project entails policy analysis, walking interviews, visual methods that would enable the participants to create a map of Cork city. The participants would eventually produce an app to facilitate transfer of knowledge in urban settings from migrants’ perspective.