Remittances

I have worked quite a lot on the transfers taking place between migrants and non-migrants. Financial remittances but also other types of transfers, such as in-kind or social remittances. As well as from and to non-migrants. I am particularly interested in the existing power negotiations and asymmetries in what I have called the remittance dyad, which are heavily influenced by gender and generation considerations.

My doctoral re20090710-_MG_6830search was on Material and Social Remittances in Highland Ecuador. You can access it through my page in Academia as well as several other publications on the topic. The thesis explores the material and non-material transfers from and to two rural settings in Andean Ecuador. Within the broad realm of the research on remittances, it explores in depth the type, nature, composition, uses, meanings, re-workings and negotiations of the transfers between migrant and non-migrant villagers.