My research centers on how migrants make and think of home, and how this shapes the lives of individuals in their home communities. In particular, I study the forms of expertise that are involving in caring for animals and land as ways that migrants participate in their community of origin. Some of the questions my research pursues include: How do migrants' experiences and expertise have material consequences on the landscapes and infrastructures of their home community? How do people share knowledge and expertise across borders? How do individuals experience and respond to changing environmental conditions?
Public Research Statement
Anonymous, "Gina Hakim Research Statement", contributed by Gina Hakim, Center for Ethnography, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 10 December 2019, accessed 23 October 2021.