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List of Publications

[Many of these publications are available for download on my profile]


new iconChase, E., Sigona, N. and D. Chatty (eds) (2023 forthcoming) Becoming Adult on the Move: Journeys, Encounters and Transitions, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

new iconMeissner, F., Sigona, N., Vertovec, S. (2022) The Oxford Handbook of Superdiversity. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.

cover undocumented migrationGonzales, R.G., Sigona, N., Franco, M., Papoutsi, A. (2019) Undocumented migration, Cambridge: Polity.

Crawley, H, Duvell, F, Jones, K, McMahon, S, Sigona, N (2017) Unravelling Europe’s ‘migration crisis’, Bristol: Policy Press

Gonzales, R. G. and Sigona, N. (eds) (2017) Within and beyond citizenship: Borders, membership and belonging. (BSA Sociological Futures Series) London and New York: Routledge

Sigona, N, Gamlen, A, Liberatore, G, Neveu Kringelbach, H (2015) (eds) Diasporas Reimagined, Oxford: International Migration Institute


Bloch, A, Sigona, N, Zetter, R (2014) Sans Papiers: The economic and social lives of young undocumented migrants. London, Pluto Press

Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, E. Loescher, G, Long, K and Sigona, N (2014) (eds) The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Oxford: OUP

Sigona, N. and Trehan, N. (eds) (2009) Romani politics in Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Marginalisation and the Neoliberal Order, Palgrave.

OUP HandbookSigona, N. and Monasta, L. (2006) Cittadinanze Imperfette. Rapporto sulla discriminazione razziale di rom e sinti in Italia. Santa Maria Capua Vetere: Edizioni Spartaco

Griffiths, D., Sigona, N. and Zetter, R. (2005) Refugee Community Organisations and Dispersal: Networks, Resources and Social Capital, Bristol, Policy Press.

Sigona, N (2002) Figli del ghetto. Gli italiani, i campi nomadi e l’invenzione degli zingari, Civezzano (TN): Nonluoghi

Journal editorship

Phillimore, J, Liu Farrer, G, Sigona N (2021) (ed) Comparative Migration Studies on ‘Migrations and Diversifications in Japan and the UK‘.

Phillimore, J, Sigona, N, Tonkiss, K (2017) (eds) Policy & Politics on ‘Superdiversity, Policy and Governance in Europe’, 45 (4).

Gonzales, R. G., Sigona, N. and Burciaga, E. M. (eds) (2016) American Behavioral Scientist, issue on ‘Citizenship, rights and deservingness’, 60 (13).

Berg, M. L., Gidley, B. and Sigona, N. (eds) (2013) Identities. Global studies in culture and power, special issue on ‘Ethnography, diversity and the urban space’, 20 (4).

Sigona, N. and Vermeersch, P. (eds) (2012) Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, special issue on ‘The Roma in the new EU: polices, frames and everyday experiences’, 38 (8).

Clough Marinaro, I. and Sigona, N. (eds) (2011) Journal of Modern Italian Studies, special issue on ‘Anti-Gypsyism and the politics of exclusion: Roma and Sinti in contemporary Italy’, 16 (5).

Sigona, N. (2006) Studi Emigrazione, special issue on ‘Rifugio Europa? Europe Land of Asylum?’, XLIII, 162

Journal articles

new iconBenson, M., Sigona, N., Zambelli, E. and Craven, C. (2022) ‘From the state of the art to new directions in researching what Brexit means for migration and migrants‘, Migration Studies.

new iconGodin, M, Sigona, N (2021) ‘Intergenerational narratives of citizenship among EU citizens in the UK after the Brexit referendum‘, Ethnic and Racial Studies.

new iconSigona, N, Kato, J, and Kuzetnova, I (2021) ‘Migration infrastructures and the production of migrants’ irregularity’, Comparative Migration Studies, open access.

McMahon, S, Sigona, N (2020) ‘Death and migration: Migrant journeys and the governance of migration during Europe’s ‘migration crisis’’, International Migration Review:

Humphris, R. and Sigona, N. (2019) ‘The bureaucratic capture of child migrants: effects of in/visibility on children on the move’, Antipode, 51 (5): 1495-1514

McMahon, S, Sigona, N (2018 ) ‘Navigating the Central Mediterranean: disentangling migration governance and migrant journeys‘, Sociology, 52 (3).

Humphris, R, Sigona, N (2017) ‘Outsourcing the ‘best interests’ of unaccompanied asylum seeking children in the era of austerity’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Sigona, N (2016) ‘Everyday statelessness: status, rights and camps’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, 39 (2): 263-279

Sigona, N (2015) ‘Campzenship: Reimagining the camp as a social and political space’, Citizenship Studies, 19 (1):1-15

Berg, M. L., and Sigona, N. (2013) ‘Ethnography, diversity and urban space‘, Identities, 20 (4).

Sigona, N. (2012) ‘In between competing imagineries of statehood: Roma, Ashkali and Egyptians leadership in newly independent Kosovo‘, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 38 (8).

Sigona, N. (2012) ‘Globalisation, rights and the non-citizen‘, Sociology, 46 (5): 982-988

Sigona, N. (2012) ”I’ve too much baggage’: the impact of legal status on the social worlds of irregular migrants’, Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale, 20 (1): 50-65

Sigona, N. (2011) ‘The governance of Romani people in Italy: discourse, policy and practice’, Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 16 (5): 590-616.

Sigona, N. (2011) ‘L’Union européenne et les Roms: pauvreté, haine anti-Tziganes et gouvernance de la mobilité’, Cultures et Conflits, 81-82: 213-222.

Bloch, A., Sigona, N. and Zetter, R. (2011) ‘Migration routes and strategies of young undocumented migrants in England: a qualitative perspective’, Ethnic and Racial Studies, First published: 22 March 2011

Sigona, N. and Trehan, N. (2011) ‘Néolibéralisme et antitsiganisme: le suspens du rêve européen’, Lignes, n.34.

Bravi, L. and Sigona, N. (2007) ‘Educazione e rieducazione nei campi per ‘nomadi’ in Italia: una storia’, Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies, XLIII (164): pp. 857-874

Sigona, N. (2006) ‘L’integrazione e i rifugiati: retoriche, politiche e prassi nell’Unione Europea’, Studi Emigrazione/Migration Studies, XLIII, 162, 309-321

Sigona, N. (2005) ‘Refugee Integration(s): Policy and Practice in the European Union’, Refugee Survey Quarterly, 24: 115-122

Sigona, N. (2005) ‘Identitade, estereótipos e políticas. O caso dos Rom na Italia’, Travessia: Revista Do Migrante, 18(51): 34-38

Sigona, N. (2005) ‘Locating the ‘Gypsy problem’, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 31(4): 741-756

Sigona, N (2003) ‘How can a ‘nomad’ be a refugee? Kosovo Roma and labelling policy in Italy’, Sociology, 37 (1): 69-80

Sigona, N (2001) “Nomadi”, Meridione, 1 (1), 130-159

Zetter, R., Griffiths, D. and Sigona, N. (2005) ‘Social Capital or Social Exclusion? The Impact of Asylum Seeker Dispersal on Refugee Community Organisations’, Community Development Journal, 40 (2): 169-181

Chapters in Books

new iconSigona, N., M. Godin (2023) ‘ “In London, I Am a European Citizen”: Brexit, Emotions, and the Politics of Belonging‘, Roxana Barbulescu et al. (Eds): Revising the Integration-Citizenship Nexus in Europe, Springer Nature.

Sigona, N. (2014) ‘The politics of refugee voices: Memories, narratives and representations of forced migration’, in The Oxford Handbook on Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, OUP.

Sigona, N. and Trehan, N. (2011) ‘The (re)criminalization of Roma communities in a neoliberal Europe’, Palidda, S. (ed) Racial criminalization of migrants in the 21st century, Ashgate

Sigona, N. (2010) ‘‘Via gli zingari dall’Italia [Gypsies out of Italy)!’: social exclusion and racial discrimination of Roma and Sinti in Italy’ in Mammone, A. and Veltri, G. (eds) Italy today: the sick man of Europe, Routledge.

Sigona, N. (2009) ‘I rom nell’Europa neoliberale’ in Palidda, S. (ed) Razzismo democratico, Agenzia X, pp.54-65 (Translated in French and Spanish).

Bravi, L. and Sigona, N. (2009) ‘Rom e Sinti in Italia: permanenze e migrazioni’, Storia d’Italia – Annali 24: Migrazioni, Einaudi, pp. 183-198.

Sigona, N. (2007) ‘Lo scandalo dell’alterità: Rom e Sinti in Italia’ in Bragato and Menetto (eds) E per patria una lingua segreta, Venezia: nuovadimensione: 17-32

Zetter, R., Sigona, N., Griffiths, D. (2006) Immigration, social cohesion and social capital. What are the links? York: Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Sigona, N. (2005) ‘Italia: un ‘quasi sistema’ di accoglienza’ in D’Angelo A., Ricci, A. (eds.) Diritti Rifugiati in Europa. Politiche e prassi di integrazione dei rifugiati, Roma: RelazionInternazionali: 141-154

Sigona, N. (2005)I confini del “problema zingari”: rom e sinti nei campi nomadi d’Italia’ in Colombo, A. and Caponio, T., Migrazioni globali, integrazioni locali, Bologna: il mulino: 267-293

Sigona, N. (2004) ‘Identità contese: i romá kossovari tra Kossovo e Italia’ in C. Saletti Salza and L. Piasere (eds) Italia Romaní IV. La diaspora dei rom dell’ex-Jugoslavia, Roma: CISU: 17-35

Research monographs, review essays and other research-based outputs

Benson, M., Craven, C., and Sigona, N. (2022) European Belongings and Political Participation beyond Brexit, MIGZEN Research Briefing 4. [Online]

Zambelli, E., Benson, M. and Sigona, N. (2022) ‘British-European families after Brexit’, Research Brief, No. 3. [Online] Available at:

Sigona, N., Craven, C. Benson, M., and Zambelli, E. (2022) EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, MIGZEN Research Briefing 2. DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.6620739

Benson, M, Zambelli, Craven, C, Sigona, N. (2022) ‘British citizens in the EU after Brexit’, MIGZEN Research Brief, n.1.

Godin, M, Sigona, N (2021) «Dans l’ombre du Brexit»: Portraits de familles européennes vivant à Londres, De Facto, 26 (6).

Hirota, H., Sigona, N., Nagai, N. (2020) ‘Migration to and from Japan and Great Britain to 1945’, IRiS Working Paper Series, No. 39/2020. Birmingham: Institute for Research into Superdiversity.

eurochildren brief 3v1Lessard-Phillips, L and Sigona, N (2018) ‘Mapping EU citizens in the UK: A changing profile? From 1980s to the EU referendum‘, Eurochildren Research Brief Series, no.3, University of Birmingham

Sigona, N (2018) ‘The politics of naming in Europe’s ‘refugee crisis’’, Ethnic and Racial Studies. 41 (3): 456-60.

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Chase, E. and Sigona, N. (2017) ‘Forced returns and protracted displacement’, Becoming Adult Research Brief no. 7, London: UCL

Sigona, N., Chase, E., Humphris, R. (2017) ‘Understanding causes and consequences of going ‘missing’, Becoming Adult Brief no. 6, London: UCL

Sigona, N., Chase, E., Humphris, R. (2017) ‘Protecting the ‘best interests’ of the child in transition to adulthood’, Becoming Adult Research Brief no. 3, London: UCL

Crawley, H., Duvell, F., Jones, K., McMahon, S. and Sigona, N.(2016) ‘Destination Europe? Understanding the dynamics and drivers of Mediterranean migration in 2015‘, MEDMIG Final Report, University of Coventry.

Humphris, R, and Sigona, N (2016) ‘Children and unsafe migration in Europe: Data and Policy – understanding the evidence base‘, IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, 5.

McMahon, S. and Sigona, N. (2016)’Boat migration across the Central Mediterranean‘, MEDMIG Research Brief, no.3

Humphris, R, and Sigona, N (2016) ‘Mapping unaccompanied asylum seeking children in England’, Becoming Adult Research Brief, no. 1, London: UCL

Crawley, H., Duvell, F., Sigona, N., McMahon, S. and Jones, K. (2016) ‘Unpacking a rapidly changing scenario: migration flows, routes and trajectories across the Mediterranean‘, MEDMIG Research Brief, no.1

Allsopp, J., Sigona, N. and Phillimore, J. (2014) ‘Poverty among refugees and asylum seekers in the UK’, IRiS WP Series, 01/14.

Barret, J. and Sigona, N. (2014) ‘The citizen and the other: New directions in research on the migration and citizenship nexus’, Migration Studies, 2(2): 286-294

Sigona, N. (2012) ‘Deportation, non-deportability and precarious lives’, Anthropology Today, 28 (5): 22-23

Sigona, N. and Hughes, V. (2012) No way out, no way in: Irregular migrant children and families in the UK, Oxford: COMPAS.

Sigona, N. (2011) ‘Irregular migrant children and public policy’, Policy Primer Series, Oxford, The Migration Observatory

Sigona, N. and Hughes, V. (2010) ‘Being children and undocumented: a background paper’, COMPAS WP n.78.

Bloch, A., Sigona, N. and Zetter, R. (2009) ‘No right to dream’: the social and economic lives of young undocumented migrants in Britain, London: Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Sigona, N. (2008) ‘Il nemico pubblico n.1?’ Reset, n.107, May-June 2008

Sigona, N. (ed) (2008) The latest public enemy: the case of the Romanian Roma in Italy, OSCE/ODHIR

Sigona, N. and Torre, A. R. (2006) Positive contributions: Being a refugee in Britain, London: Refugee Housing Association

Sigona, N. (2006) (ed) Political participation and media representation of Roma and Sinti in Italy. Report commissioned by OSCE/ODIHR

Zetter, R., Griffiths, D. and Sigona, N. (2002) Survey of Policy and Practice on Refugee Integration, European Refugee Fund.

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