Anthropology and Mobility Network
Founded in 2010 during the 11th Biennial Conference in Maynooth, Ireland by Noel Salazar, the EASA Anthropology and Mobility Network (ANTHROMOB) aims to facilitate theoretical and methodological exchanges about anthropology and mobility. It fosters intellectually stimulating debates among anthropologists working on mobility along various thematic and conceptual lines, while also creating exciting opportunities for meetings, relationships, collaborative research and publications. As of 2022, the network maintains a membership of nearly 800 interdisciplinary scholars.
The network is convened by a group of internationally distributed scholars who hail from a range of backgrounds and intellectual concentrations. ANTHROMOB’s three co-convenors span roles that cover responsibilities such as communications (e.g. internet activities, publications), events (e.g. online seminars, conferences, workshops) and membership (e.g. recruitment, outreach).
AnthroMob offers its members the opportunity to publish both monographs and edited volumes as part of the Berghahn "Worlds in Motion" book series. This transdisciplinary series features empirically grounded studies from around the world that disentangle how people, objects, and ideas move across the planet. With a special focus on advancing theory as well as methodology, the series considers movement as both an object and a method of study.
Online lecture series
Moving Mobilities Online (MoMO) online lecture series is a dynamic addition to our bi-annual workshops. Launched in response to the global pandemic, this online event brings international academic discussions to the computer screens, eliminating the need for travel and promoting inclusivity. The lectures by renowned anthropologists as well as early and mid-career scholars explore diverse topics through the lens of im/mobility and are vital part of the conversation that shapes our understanding of the field of anthropology of mobilities.
If you would like to learn more about the ANTHROMOB network or are interested in getting involved in any way, please feel free to get in touch with any of the current co-convenors. We are open to new ideas and are always on the lookout for energetic, creative people to come up with suggestions for (or to help out with) network activities:
Flavia Cangià - University of Fribourg (Switzerland) flavia.cangia(at)unifr.ch
Diana Mata-Codesal - University of Barcelona (Spain) dianamata(at)ub.edu
Maarja Kaaristo - Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) m.kaaristo(at)mmu.ac.uk