Sub-Saharan Migrant Networks in Tangier

Episode 28

Sub-Saharan Migrant Networks in Tangier

In this episode, Fulbright scholar Sam Metz (University of California Berkeley), speaks with John Davison, Director of the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM) to share some of the findings of his current research, "Spreading Awareness or Stealing Stories? How sub-Saharan Migrant Networks in Tangier Perceive and Act Toward Outsiders." Having spent the final months of his fellowship in the peripheral Tangier neighborhood of Masnana, living with migrant communities, Sam offers unique insights into this timely and important theme. 

Sam Metz is a reporter currently based in California who spent a year and a half in Morocco as a Fulbright Scholar, researching sub-Saharan migrant communities living on the outskirts of Tangier. He has reported freelance for outlets like JadaliyyaQuartz, and VICE News, and worked as a consultant for International Organization for Migration, the UN's migration agency.

This Podcast was recorded at the Tangier American Legation for Moroccan Studies on the 15th of December 2017.

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Suggested Readings

Alioua, Mehdi. 2006. "Silence! People Are Dying on the Southern Borders of Europe: Sub-Saharan Transit Migrants Face the Externalization of Migration Management to North Africa." In Ursula Biemann and Brian Holmes (Eds). The Maghreb Connection. Movements of Life Across North Africa. ACTAR.

Andersson, Ruben. 2014. Illegality, Inc.: Clandestine migration and the business of bordering Europe. Berkeley: University of California Press.

Bachelet, Sébastine R. G. 2016. Irregular sub-Saharan migrants in Morocco: Illegality, immobility, uncertainty, and 'adventure' in Rabat. DPhil in Anthropology, University of Edinburgh.
Candea, Matei. 2007. "Arbitrary locations: in defence of the bounded field
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de Genova, Nicholas. 2013. "Spectacles of migrant 'illegality': the scene of exclusion, the obscene of inclusion." Ethnic and Racial Studies. 36(7): 1180-1198.

Ethical Journalism Network. 2017. "How do media on both sides of the Mediterranean report on migration?" Vienna: International Centre for Migration Policy Development: 1-16.

Malkki, Liisa. 1997. "News and culture: Transitory Phenomena and the Fieldwork Tradition." In Akhil Gupta and James Ferguson (Eds). Anthropological Locations: Boundaries and Grounds of a Field Science. Berkeley: University of California Press: 86-101.

Sukarieh, Mayssoun, and Stuart Tannock. 2012. "On the problem of over-researched communities: The case of the Shatila Palestinian Refugee Camp in Lebanon." Sociology. 47(3): 494-508.



Slide 1: Strait of Gibraltar

Slide 2: Strait of Gibraltar

Slide 3: Strait of Gibraltar

Slide 4: Ceuta 

Slide 5: Tangier (Masnana outlined in red)