Catherina Wilson

Catherina Wilson is an ethnographer and mobility scholar and in her work she combines elements from anthropology, history, sociolinguistics and human geography. With a background in African Studies, she completed her PhD at the Institute for History at Leiden University as part of the 'Connecting In Times of Duress' project. Based on biographical stories, her dissertation focused on the nexus of mobility and conflict in Central Africa. She currently works as an Assistant Professor in 'Digitalization in the Era of Displacement' at the department of Geography, Planning and Environment of Radboud University. Within the 'Mobility Edges' project, she investigates contemporary migrants’ mobility and the social connectivity between Central Africa and Latin America. Additionally, she is particularly interested in exploring the interconnection of different ways of producing knowledge (with partners from within and outside university) as well as in decolonial practices in teaching and research.

Keywords: mobility, migration, conflict, urban (youth) culture, refugees, identity.