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Dr Julie Vullnetari 

Lecturer in Human Geography

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Dr Julie Vullnetari is a Lecturer in Human Geography within Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton.

Qualifications

DPhil (Migration Studies) University of Sussex 2009
MSc (Social Research Methods), University of Sussex 2004
BA (International Business and Languages), Institute of Economics, NHL, The Netherlands 2002
European Certificate in International Business Management, Claude Bernard University, Lyon, France 2000

Background

Julie joined Geography and Environment at the University of Southampton in September 2014. She previously studied and worked at the University of Sussex. Her doctoral thesis examined the links between internal and international migration from a development perspective, paying particular attention to the impacts these links have on areas of origin. This work won the first ‘Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award’ of the IMISCOE Research Network, awarded for the best dissertation in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe, and was published as a book by Amsterdam University Press (2012).

Julie’s international education and work experience include several years of living in the Netherlands and France where she studied business management and was actively engaged in various third-sector organisations working in the field of migration.

Employment

2010-14 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Sussex
2007-10 Research Officer, University of Sussex

Research

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Research interests

My past and current research falls under three broad intersecting themes, in turn composed of interlinked strands.

1. Migration and Development

This research focuses on the interactions between human migration and development processes from the perspective of migrants’ societies of origin. Particular emphasis is placed on links between internal and international migration, urbanisation, gendering of financial and social remittances, and the ways in which migration affects care for older people left behind.

2- Geographies of Socialist and Post-Socialist Development

Research here explores social and cultural geographies of socialist societies through the lens of everyday life, thus seeking to embed the understanding of postsocialist transformations in Central and Eastern Europe, including emigration, within a historical geographical perspective. Of particular interest under this theme are the ways in which (im)mobility and borders have been geographically and socially (re)constructed and transformed throughout the socialist and postsocialist years.

 

3- Conflict, Communities and Coerced Mobility

Situated within geographies of transnationalism, work in this theme explores the making of transnational communities in situations of conflict and forced mobility.

 

Research strands I would like to develop in future work include: migration and mobility of Roma communities; social life of Cold-War bunkers; applications of intersectionality in migration and development.

 

PhD Supervisor

Giorgia Prati

Gender and adaptation: the impact of migration on women’s adaptive capacity in the Mahanadi delta (co-funded by DECCMA – DEltas, Vulnerability and Climate Change: Migration and Adaptation

Kashif Salik

Exploring the potential relationship between climate change and migration: A case study in semi-arid regions of Pakistan

Prospective students with ideas for PhD projects in any of the areas of interest noted below should feel encouraged to contact me for an informal chat.

Research areas: migration, care and ageing; links between internal and international migration; development; migration and climate change; social and cultural dimension of migrants’ remittances; transnational social practices; Eastern and Southern European migration; Romani mobilities; borders and bordering; home; socialist everyday life; visual ethnographies; oral history, intersectionality.

Research project:

‘Everyday Life in Communist Albania’, funded by the Leverhulme Trust 2010-14 (PI: Prof. Russell King, University of Sussex).

Research group

Economy, Governance and Culture

Affiliate research groups

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW), Sussex Centre for Migration Research , Migration, Staff and Postgraduate Asylum and Refugee Network (SPARN)

Programme Lead (Geography) for the BSc Joint Honours Population and Geography (PopGeog)

Articles

Books

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Working Papers

At undergraduate level, I teach on the following modules:

GEOG1007 Geographical Skills (1st year core module for the BSc Population and Geography programme – convenor).

GEOG1010 Geographical, Quantitative, and Field Skills (1st year core module for single honours geography students; I co-lead the local Human Geography fieldcourse in Southampton).

GEOG2008 Researching Human Geography (2nd year compulsory module; I lead tutorial discussion around research design and methods with a focus on migration).

GEOG3062 Migration and Development (3rd year option module – convenor).

GEOG3069 Water, People and Environment: A Field Course Exploring ‘Nexus’ Issues on the Lower Mekong River in Cambodia (3rd year option module – overseas fieldcourse).

GEOG3018 Geography Research Project (supervising undergraduate dissertations – 8 projects in 2016-17).

At Postgraduate level, I contribute to teaching on the MSc in Global Sustainability [GEOG6097: Data Collection & Research Methods for Sustainability].

Supervising academic advisees.

Advice and Feedback Hours

Semester 2: 2016-17

Mondays: 11.00-12.00

Thursdays: 10.00-11.00

Dr Julie Vullnetari
Building 44 University of Southampton University Road Southampton SO17 1BJ

Room Number:44/2070

Telephone:(023) 8059 6710
Email:J.Vullnetari@soton.ac.uk

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