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'You Are Not Needed Here': Sub-Saharan African Migrants Experiences in the Socio-Economic Environments in Russia

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The seminar will focus on an important aspect of African migration to Russia.

Thirty-two in-depth interviews with sub-Saharan African migrants from Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal were conducted about their experiences in the social and economic integration of African migrants in Moscow. Using the analysis from the interview, it reveals the subtleness and implicit nature of racial discrimination that sub-Saharan African migrants experience in their social spaces such as using the transport system and getting accommodation; and also, in their economic space regarding employment opportunity, managerial opportunity and alienation at the workplace. There is the overall feeling of unwelcomeness that the African migrants perceive from the treatments receive from their host community. This study calls for a re-evaluation of the Russian integration policy that would incorporate people of coloured skin into the administrative system of the country and also the need to consistently sensitize the populace to recognize the multi-diversified nature of the country.

Speakers : Isaac Olumayowa Oni, PhD candidate, Research assistant IL SIR, HSE University

Discussants: Aadne Aasland (Researcher, OsloMet) and Anna Cieślewska (Researcher, Institute of Oriental Studies, Jagiellonian University in Cracow)

Moderator: Francesca Chiarvesio

When : January 28th, 4:00 p.m. (Moscow time)

Language: English

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