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Dr Carlos Gigoux Gramegna

Lecturer
Department of Sociology
Dr Carlos Gigoux Gramegna
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873502

  • Location

    5A.331, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Wednesday 10-12

Profile

Qualifications

  • BA (Santiago, Chile)

  • MTh (London)

  • MA (London)

  • PhD (Essex)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Deputy Director, Centre for Migration Studies, Sociology, University of Essex (1/10/2017 - present)

Other academic

  • Lecturer Sociology of Human Rights, Sociology, University of Essex (1/9/2016 - present)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Human Rights

Open to supervise

Indigenous Peoples

Open to supervise

Sustainable Development

Open to supervise

Social Movements

Open to supervise

Refugees

Currently I am working on a project that examines the role of social organisations in the social integration of refugees

Key words: Refugees, Social Integration, Belonging
Open to supervise

Current research

Carlos has just completed a jointly authored book with Colin Samson entitled Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism: Global Perspectives (Polity). The book analyses the many common colonial processes which indigenous peoples experience under the dominion of states. It attempts to show that similar processes of dispossession and violation of rights occur in First and Third World Countries.

Settler Genocide and Christian Missions in Tierra del Fuego

Building from my previous research on Settler Genocide in Tierra del Fuego this project focuses on the social and cultural dynamics surrounding Christian Missions and their role in the process of assimilation and extermination of Indigenous peoples.

Negotiating Reception for Refugees and Asylum Seekers

I will conduct an ethnographic research project among organizations supporting asylum seekers and refugees across the East of England. I am interested in the way these organizations mediate in the process of asylum claims and social integration

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Selected Issues in Human Rights (HU300)

  • The Sociological Imagination (SC111)

  • Introduction to United States Sociology (SC164)

  • American Society: Ethnic Encounters in the Making of the USA (SC361)

  • Citizenship, International Migration and Human Rights (SC526)

  • Migration: Theory, Concepts and Selected Issues (SC982)

Previous supervision

Vincent William Eade
Vincent William Eade
Thesis title: 'If You'Re a Bit of a Risk-Taker You Don't See the Dangers': Exploring Gender Differences in Leisure Sport Risk-Taking
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 16/8/2021
Jamie Michael Pickering
Jamie Michael Pickering
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 22/12/2020
Tilotama Pradhan
Tilotama Pradhan
Thesis title: The Intellectual, Emotional and Sociocultural Experience of Indian Students in the U.K.
Degree subject: Sociology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 30/10/2019

Publications

Journal articles (3)

Gigoux, C., (2020). “Condemned to Disappear”: Indigenous Genocide in Tierra del Fuego. Journal of Genocide Research. 0, 1-22

Gigoux, C., (2018). Hunting Justice: Displacement, Law and Activism in the Kalahari. Nordic Journal of Human Rights. 36 (4), 436-438

Gigoux, C., (2016). Cultura, Lectura y Deporte: Percepciones, Prácticas, Aprendizaje y Capital Intercultural, Encuesta Nacional de Cultura, Lectura y Deporte (Los mexicanos vistos por sí mismos. Los grandes temas nacionales; 13) [Culture, Reading and Sports: Perceptions, Practices, Learning and Intercultural Capital, National Survey on Culture, Reading and Sports (The Mexicans Viewed by Themselves: The Great National Themes; 13). European Societies. 18 (5), 562-563

Books (1)

Samson, C. and Gigoux, C., (2016). Indigenous Peoples and Colonialism: Global Perspectives. Polity Press. 9780745672526

Book chapters (2)

Samson, C. and Gigoux, C., (2015). Globalization and Indigenous Peoples: New Old Patterns. In: Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies (Second edition). Editors: Turner, BS. and Holton, RJ., . Routledge. 272- 297. 0415718813. 9780415718813

Samson, C. and Gigoux, C., (2009). Globalization and Indigenous Peoples: New Old Patterns. In: Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies. Editors: Turner, BS., . Routledge. 287- 311. 9780415458085

Grants and funding

2020

Migration and Social Policies in Turkey and the UK

British Council

Contact

cgigou@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873502

Location:

5A.331, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Wednesday 10-12