Rita Sobczyk

Rita Sobczyk
Universidad del Norte (Colombia) | Uninorte · Department of History and Social Sciences

PhD

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Introduction
Rita Sobczyk currently works at the Department of History and Social Sciences, Universidad del Norte (Colombia). She specializes in International Migrations. Her main interests include identity construction processes, social boundaries and transnationalism. Her current research explores the mobility patterns of highly skilled Colombian migrants and the global circulation of knowledge.

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Publications (11)
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The research provides empirical evidence which confirms the emergence of new migratory contexts which transform the ethnic dimension of identity of the indigenous migrants from Otavalo (Ecuador). In the past their involvement in commerce of handicrafts from their country of origin converted them into a widely cited example of transnational entrepre...
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This study analyzes the phenomenon of “localized transnationalism.” The concept refers to the prolonged and intense maintenance of cross-border connections by migrants whose capacity for geographic mobility is very limited. The study is based on ethnographic research which focused on Senegalese migrants in southern Spain. The results contribute to...
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La presente investigación muestra cómo el mercado laboral puede marcar profundamente las maneras en las que la religión es comprendida y practicada en el contexto migratorio. En la actualidad existen evidencias empíricas sólidas que indican que en diversos países de destino la población migrante, con frecuencia, se ve sobrerrepresentada en nichos l...
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The Kichwas from Otavalo (Ecuador) are one of the indigenous groups most affected by the global demand for the «culturally authentic» products. The commercial success of their handicrafts had a profound impact on reaffirmation of indigenous identity. This study analyzes the transformations of ethnicity of this population in the migratory context of...
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La investigación aporta evidencias empíricas sobre el surgimiento de nuevos contextos migratorios que transforman la dimensión étnica de la identidad de los migrantes indígenas de Otavalo (Ecuador). En el pasado, la comercialización de sus artesanías de origen convirtió a esta población en un ejemplo ampliamente citado de empresariado transnacional...
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This paper applies a ‘lived religion’ perspective to analyze how Islam is defined, practised and experienced by Senegalese migrants in Spain. The study enters into a dialogue with the existing scholarship on religion in the context of Senegalese mobility which, to a great extent, has been centred on the Mouride brotherhood. It adds to the general d...

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Analizar las identidades y las trayectorias migratorias de los colombianos insertados en el sector altamente cualificado del mercado laboral en España.