Movements, Migration and Emotion: East/West Mobility, Transnational Bonding, and Political Identities in Polish Activists' Biographies

Agnès Chetaille
Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences & STRIGES, MSH

The project MIGREMOV (Movements, Migration and Emotion: East/West Mobility, Transnational Bonding, and Political Identities in Polish Activists' Biographies) aims at studying the role of migration and transnational connections in building political identities and developing social movements: how does moving physically and mentally between geo-political and cultural contexts influence the process of becoming and being an activist? Does activism create specific opportunities and paths towardtransnational lives? How do national identities and political ones intersect, and transform over time, in such contexts?

Agnès Chetaille has joined the team of David Paternotte (Atelier Genre(s) et Sexualité(s), Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences & STRIGES, MSH). Her research focuses on Polish activists from the LGBTQ movement, the women’s/feminist movement and the Jewish movement. It aims at reconstructing these activists’ trajectories throughout the post-socialist period (1989 to the present), with a special attention given to the role of emotions attached to specific places or periods.

End of the project: 30/4/2020

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 797178
Dates
Created on August 6, 2018