Domiziana Turcatti

domiziana turcatti

DPhil Student in Migration Studies

Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS)
Wolfson College
Clarendon Scholar

DPhil Research

Domiziana is a DPhil Student in Migration Studies investigating how families shape and are shaped by onward migration. Her doctoral research focuses on the experiences of the families of onward Colombian migrants who moved from Spain to London. Her investigation is based on a multi-sited ethnography to be conducted in London, Madrid, and Barcelona, which includes the perspectives of onward Colombian migrants and their family members, both adults and adolescents.

As of September 2020, Domiziana was appointed as convener of the interdisciplinary Oxford Migration and Mobility Network (MMN) (@MigMobNetwork) hosted by the Global Exchange on Migration and Diversity at COMPAS. MMN draws together more than two-hundred researchers of migration and mobility from more than twenty different departments from across the University of Oxford. For further queries about MMN, please email: 

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. Prior to moving to the UK, Domiziana completed her BA in Liberal Arts and Science at Amsterdam University College, where for three years she ventured to understand the educational experiences and the peer culture of Moroccan-Dutch youth in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Research interests include sociology of family and transnational family studies; child-centred perspectives and methodologies; care and social reproduction in migration; intersection of gender, race, class, health in migration; educational experiences of migrant/mobile children and youth; de-colonial practices and methodologies.


Montero-Sieburth, M., & Turcatti, D. (Forthcoming). Case studies across national boundaries: underscoring nuanced factors in migrant peer youth groups. In M. Montero-Sieburth, R. Mas Giralt, N. Garcia-Arjona and J. Eguren (Eds.), Family practices in migration: everyday lives and relationships. Routledge: Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration Series

Turcatti, D., & Montero-Sieburth, M. (2020). An in-depth review of the literature on ‘best practices’ for the prevention of early school leaving in schools with intercultural contexts. International Association for Intercultural Education

Turcatti, D., & Assaraf, K. (2020). Lessons gained from a case study of a Latin American NGO in London: the role intercultural competence plays in the delivery of services to migrant communities. Proceedings of the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) Conference: “Another Brick in the Wall” (pp. 113-133). Amsterdam: The Netherlands

Turcatti, D., & Assaraf, K. (2019). The Experiences of the Latin American Clients of LADPP: Identifying What Works & the Interventions Needed to Enhance the Well-being and Quality of Life of LADPP’s Clients. LADPP

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, 10