Elise Hjalmarson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute, Geneva. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Master of Arts with a dual focus in Political Science and Sociology from the University of British Columbia. She is presently working on the ERC-funded project “Returning to a Better Place: The (Re)assessment of the ‘Good Life’ in Times of Crisis” (BETLIV) with Drs. Valerio Simoni and Jérémie Voirol. Accordingly, her dissertation project, “In Pursuit of Lifeworlds Worth Inhabiting: Migration, Morality, and Otherwise Futures”, considers the geographic mooring of migration aspirations and asks what, exactly, migrants pursue in their journeys toward a ‘better’ life. The case mobilized by her project is that of the migration trajectories and experiences of Latin Americans—particularly Cubans and Ecuadorians—for whom Spain is, or has been, or may be, a significant destination.
- Hjalmarson, E., Kiderlin, N. T., and Ruud, S. 2020. Ethnography at an impasse? Fieldwork reflections during a pandemic
- Gahman, L., and Hjalmarson, E. 2020. ‘Settler Colonialism, Empire, Borders.’ In Levi Gahman’s Land, God and Guns: Settler Colonialism and Masculinity in the American Heartland. London: Led Books, forthcoming.
- Gahman, L., and Hjalmarson, E. 2019. Border Imperialism, Racial Capitalism, and Geographies of Deracination. ACME: An International Journal for Critical Geographies, 18(1): 107-129.
- Cohen, A., and Hjalmarson, E. 2018. Quiet struggles: Migrant farmworkers, informal labor, and everyday resistance in Canada. International Journal of Comparative Sociology.
- Hjalmarson, E., Bunn, R., Cohen, A., Terbasket, E., and Gahman, L. 2015. Race, Food, and Borders: Situating Migrant Struggle in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia. Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development 5(4): 77-82.