About Me

Mastoureh Fathi

Mastoureh Fathi is an Iranian-British sociologist, currently working as Assistant Professor at the School of Sociology, University College Dublin. Previously, she was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at University College Cork where she led a study titled: Youth Home. Before moving to Ireland, she was a Lecturer of Sociology at Royal Holloway University of London, UK. Her research is primarily on the notion of home and belonging in migration with a focus on gendered practices of migrants. She is on the management committee of the COST Action Dynamics of Placemaking and Digitization in Europe’s Cities where she is developing research outputs on place-making and belonging in city space. Her research has been funded by the European Commission H2020 programme, British Academy, Irish Research Council, Global Challenge Research Fund (UK), Santander Bank among others.

Her research interests include migrants’ place-making and sense of belonging, migrants’ place attachment in cities, migrant integration policies and practices, migration of women and young people, and materiality and place-making in migration, inersectionality and belonging.


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