Domiziana Turcatti

domiziana turcatti

DPhil Student in Migration Studies

Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)

Wolfson College

Clarendon Scholar

DPhil Research

Domiziana Turcatti is a DPhil Student in Migration Studies. Domiziana’s DPhil research investigates how families shape and are shaped by onward migration. More specifically, her doctoral research focuses on the experiences of the families of onward Colombian migrants who moved from Spain to London. Through a multi-sited ethnography to be conducted in London, Madrid, and Barcelona that includes the perspectives of onward Colombian migrants and their family members, both adults and adolescents, Domiziana hopes to understand how families negotiate onward migration, how onward migration changes families and how families cope with the difficulties onward migration pose and make use of the opportunities it creates.

Domiziana’s interest in families emerged from her previous studies with migrant parents and youth. Domiziana completed her MPhil in Sociology at the University of Cambridge in July 2019 with a Gates Cambridge Scholarship. During her MPhil, Domiziana investigated the experiences of Latin American parents in London. Her interest on migrant parents emerged after having spent three years during her undergraduate in Liberal Arts and Science at Amsterdam University College understanding the experiences of Moroccan-Dutch youth in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Previous Education & Research

MPhil Sociology, University of Cambridge, Gates Cambridge Scholar (2018-2019). During my MPhil, I collaborated with a London-based NGO run by Latin Americans and supporting Latin American migrants to understand the lived experiences of social reproduction of Latin American migrant men and women living in London.

BA Liberal Arts and Science, Amsterdam University College (2015-2018). During my undergraduate studies, I collaborated with an NGO supporting the learning of youth with a migration background to understand the experiences of Moroccan Dutch youth in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Research Interests

  • Intersection of gender, race, class, health and migration
  • Feminist, reproduction, and critical race theory applied to migration studies
  • Educational experiences of migrant/mobile children and youth
  • Sociology of family, anthropology of kinship
  • Child-centred perspectives and methodologies
  • Decolonial practices and methodologies
  • Theories and practices of collaborating with migrant communities


Turcatti, D. (2018). The Educational Experiences of Children of Moroccan Migrants in the Netherlands: Place-Making Against a Backdrop of Racism, Discrimination and Inequality. Journal of Intercultural Education, 29(4), 532-547. DOI: 10.1080/14675986.2018.1483796.

Turcatti, D. (2018). Peer Culture as Moroccan-Dutch Youths’ Space of Resistance: ‘We’re Kinda Creating Our Own Little Thing As We Weren’t Accepted in the First Place’. AUC Undergraduate Journal of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Capstone Issue, 9.