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Tara Rose Fiorito

MSc.

  • De Boelelaan 1105, Hoofdgebouw - 2A gang

    1081 HV Amsterdam

    Netherlands

20142019
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Personal profile

Personal information

Tara Fiorito is a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Dr. Halleh Ghorashi's VICI project Engaged Scholarship at the Sociology Department of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and a research associate of the Chair for Critical Studies in Higher Education Transformation (CriSHET) at the Nelson Mandela University in South Africa.  

Her research focuses on the challenges and possibilities of engaged scholarship in the United States, South Africa and the Netherlands and its contribution to long term inclusion of disadvantaged groups for the purpose of enabling the production of robust, comprehensive, and transformative knowledge to: 1) reflect and unsettle the dominant taken-for-granted structures of inequality and exclusion through engagement with (refugee) voices and unconventional academic practices from the “margin” and 2) rethink the role and responsibility of academia in those processes.

Her PhD research concerns longitudinal ethnographic research (2011-2018) on the politicization, emancipation and political strategies of undocumented Latino youth in Los Angeles, USA. 

Research interest and expertise: migration, integration, refugees, diversity, inclusivity, emancipation, identity/subjectivity, social movements, urban sociology, critical-, feminist- and postcolonial theory, qualitative research methods (ethnography, life-histories, narrative analysis, discourse analysis, policy analysis, participatory research, interviewing and focus groups).

Teaching

For the past five years (2013-2018), Tara worked as a lecturer in the social sciences and developed course material for 12 different academic courses, teaching, coaching and supervising more than 700 students at the University of Amsterdam and Utrecht University. On average, students evaluated her teaching and supervising with a 9 (out of 10).

List of courses:

-          Classical sociological theory (B2)

-          Contemporary sociological theory (B2)

-          Wild Years: social theories on youths in late modern society (B2 & B3)

-          Sociological analysis of policy (B2)

-          Qualitative research methods (B1 & B2)

-          Introduction in sociology (B1 & B2)

-          Introduction in social science (B1)

-          Sociology for anthropologists (B1)

-          Urban sociology (B2 & B3)

-          Migration and integration (B3)

-          Mixed methods research (B2)

-          Mentor and thesis supervision (B1, B2, B3)

Education

Tara holds a Cum Laude Research Master Social Sciences and a Cum Laude Bachelor of Sociology. In 2019, she will defend her PhD thesis at the University of Amsterdam.


The title of her PhD thesis is Struggling with Success. Emotions, Experience and Subjectivity in the Undocumented Youth Movement in Los Angeles.

Grants

In 2015, she received a research scholarship in Political Sociology at the University of Amsterdam.

In 2014, she received a grant from the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) for the documentary film Undocumented and Unafraid in Los Angeles

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documentary film Social Sciences
theater Social Sciences
refugee Social Sciences
Netherlands Social Sciences
asylum procedure Social Sciences
migrant Social Sciences
social movement Social Sciences
multimedia Social Sciences

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Research Output 2014 2019

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Digital or Visual Products
  • 1 Performance

Beyond the Dreamers: An Ethnography of Collective Identity and Shared Subjectivity in the Undocumented Youth Movement in Los Angeles

Fiorito, T. R., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Mobilization.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Remember Amsterdam: Crash Course Refugee

Fiorito, T. R., 2016

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formPerformancePopular

theater
refugee
asylum procedure
multimedia
disaster

Silencing to Give Voice: Backstage Preparations in the Undocumented Youth Movement in Los Angeles

Fiorito, T. R. & Nicholls, W., 2016, In : Qualitative Sociology. 39, 3

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Beating the Odds: the Undocumented Youth Movement of Latinos as a Vehicle for Upward Social Mobility.

Eisema, D., Fiorito, T. R. & Montero-Sieburth, M., 2014, In : New Diversities. 16, 1

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Documentary Film: Undocumented and Unafraid in Los Angeles

Fiorito, T. R. & Eisema, D., 2014

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formDigital or Visual ProductsPopular

documentary film
social movement
Netherlands
migrant
migration

Press / Media

Terra Incognita - TG SPACE

Tara Rose Fiorito

18/12/18

1 item of media coverage, 1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Documentary Film Undocumented and Unafraid in Los Angeles

Tara Rose Fiorito & Dirk Eisema

2/10/14

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities