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Program

Conference Program

Friday, July 7th

8.00 – 9.00: Registration

9.00 – 9.15 Welcome Speech

Ioan Bolovan, Professor, Vice-Rector Babeș-Bolyai University, Director of the Centre for Population Studies

Mihaela Nedelcu, Associate Professor, Institute of Sociology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland


9:15 -10:10 KEYNOTE: Transnational families in polymedia

Mirca MADIANOU, Reader at the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London

Chair: Mihaela Hărăguș, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


10:20 – 11:10 Section 1: The virtual and the imaginary in transnational families

Chair: Veronica Savu, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


The shifting topology of care in the net era: beyond domestic seclusion, the new virtual presences of live-in domestic workers within their families

Carlotta Monini, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, and University of Evora, Portugal

Older People, Transnational Families and Online Communication

Loredana Ivan, Communication Department, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bucharest, Romania


11:10 – 11:30 Coffee break


11:30 – 13:20 Section 2 Part 1:  Transnational parenting and resources’ circulation within transnational families

Chair: Neda Deneva-Faje, Department of Sociology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


A life course perspective on parenting within transnational families of labor migrants from Poland and Romania in Sweden: the interplay between the institutional contexts and migrant parents’ strategies

Charlotte Melander, Department of Social Work, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, Sociology and Work Science Department, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

“Our Westerner”: The Role of Youth in Reconfiguring Transnational Families

Iulia Hossu, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Women family related migration challenges

Ana Maria Preoteasa, „Lucian Blaga” University of Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania

A Migration Project for All? Dynamics and Decision‐Making Processes in Transnational Families

Camelia Badea, Independent young researcher


13:20 – 15.45 Lunch


16:00 – 16:45 KEYNOTE: Mobile childhoods: rethinking children’s place in transnational families

Asuncion Fresnoza-FLOT, Radboud Excellence Initiative fellow, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Chair: Viorela Ducu, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


17:00 – 19:00 Section 3: Children in Transnational Families

Chair: Ionuț Földes, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


A longitudinal analysis of well-being of Ghanaian children in transnational families

Victor Cebotari, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Valentina Mazzucato, Department of Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University, the Netherlands

Ernest Appiah, Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research, University of Ghana

Are Romanian Children left behind a vulnerable group to human trafficking?

Rafaela Hilario Pascoal, University of Palermo, Italy

Adina Nicoleta Erica Schwartz, West University of Timișoara, Romania

Romanian Children in Multiple Worlds

Viorela Ducu, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Impacts of intra-EU mobility on sending communities: health care and education systems in Romania and Slovakia in comparative approach

Mădălina Rogoz, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, Vienna, Austria

Caring from Afar: Transnational Motherhood among Filipina Domestic Workers in Canada

Rina Cohen, York University, Toronto, Canada


 19:30 Conference Dinner



Saturday, July 8th


9:00 – 9:45 KEYNOTE: Practices of intimacy in transnational families: Care circulation and the re-appropriation of the tension between geographical distance and emotional proximity? 

Laura MERLA, Professor of Sociology at the Catholic University of Louvain and Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Families and Sexualities (CIRFASE ), Belgium

Chair: Mihaela Nedelcu, Institute of Sociology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland


10:00 – 10:50 Section 4 Part 1: Intergenerational networks of solidarity and the role of the elderly

Chair: Paul-Teodor Hărăguș, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Transnational Grandchildhood: Negotiating Intergenerational Grandchild – Grandparent Ties across Borders

Adéla Souralová, Department of Sociology, Masaryk University, Czech Republic

Transnational grandparenting and the role of the Zero generation within the transnational family configurations

Mihaela Nedelcu and Malika Wyss, Institute of Sociology, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland


10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break


11:20 – 12:10 Section 4 Part 2: Intergenerational networks of solidarity and the role of the elderly

Chair: Paul-Teodor Hărăguș, Faculty of Sociology and Social Work, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


To Care or to Work: Intergenerational Kin Solidarities Split between Productive and Reproductive Labour in the Framework of EU Freedom of Movement

Neda Deneva-Faje, Department of Sociology, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Elderly parents as a resource for their adult migrant children

Mihaela Hărăguș, Ionuț Földes, and Veronica Someșan, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


12:10 – 14:30 Lunch


 14:30 – 15:45 Section 5: Binational families: the challenges of researching multicultural families

Chair: Cristine Palaga, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Transnational migrants’ childcare strategies in Hungary: Chinese children in Hungarian homes

Kovács Nóra, Minority Studies Institute, Centre of Social Sciences, Hungary Academy of Sciences

Transnational visits – having guests from Poland, hospitality challenges for Polish migrants in Norway

Magdalena Żadkowska and Dorota Rancew-Sikora, University of Gdansk, Poland

On interviewing partners of mixed couples together: performance, meta-communication, and positionality

Rachele Bezzini, Department of Geography, School of Global Studies, University of Sussex, UK


15:45 – 16:00 Coffee Break


16:00 -17:40 Section 6: PhD students’ workshop

Chair: Iulia Hossu, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


Exploring Transnational Entrepreneurship Among Transnational Albanian Migrant Families

Joniada Barjaba, University of Sussex, UK

Decolonizing transnational chains – Changing labor, care and family structures in current European agriculture
Tina Bopp, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland

Rethinking loneliness. A quantitative study about determinants of loneliness among older adults with at least one child working abroad

Veronica Someșan, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Intergenerational solidarity across borders: elderly parents left behind and children living abroad

Ionuț Földes, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania


17:40 Closing word

 “Lost in translation” – short anthropology film screening

Chair: Áron Telegdi-Csetri, Centre for Population Studies, Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania