Publications and websites

Academic Articles and Book Chapters

Belloni, M. (2019). When the phone stops ringing: on the meanings and causes of disruptions in communication between Eritrean refugees and their families back home. Global Networks.

Belloni, M. (2019). Family project or individual choice? Exploring agency in young Eritreans’ migration. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 1-18.

Belloni, M. (2018). Refugees and citizens: Understanding Eritrean refugees’ ambivalence towards homeland politics. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 0020715218760382.

Belloni, M. (2016). Learning How to Squat: Cooperation and Conflict between Refugees and Natives in Rome. Journal of Refugee Studies, 29 (4): 506-527.

Belloni M. (2016), "My uncle cannot say no if I reach Libya”: Unpacking the social dynamics of border-crossing among Eritreans heading to EuropeHuman Geography, 9 (2).

Belloni, M. (2016), Refugees as gamblers: Eritreans migrating through Italy, Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 14 (1), 104-119.

Belloni, M. (2016). "Solo di passaggio": l’Italia nelle rappresentazioni e nelle pratiche di mobilità dei giovani eritrei. Mondi Migranti, 2DOI: 10.3280/MM2016-002013

Belloni, M. (2016), Quando migrare diventa la norma: pressioni sociali ed aspirazioni individuali nella migrazione forzata dall’Eritrea. in Ciabarri L. “I RIFUGIATI e L’EUROPA: Tra crisi internazionali e corridoi d'accesso”, Raffaello Cortina Eds (Milano)


Feature articles on websites and other media

Anything new under the sun? Analysing the shifting flow of Eritrean asylum seekers to Europe  (May 2016) for the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.

Crossing the border, blurring the boundaries: alternative views on human smuggling from the Horn of Africa (April 2016) in Allegra Lab;

Human smugglers: exploiters or pioneers of new underground railroad (November 20, 2014) in Al Jazeera America with James Jeffreys ;

It's April, which means Eritrea's refugees are headed north ‘Wey keb wey geb! All or nothing!’  (April 5, 2014) in the Global Post;

"Come ti smantello Addis Abeba” (March, 2012) in  “Nigrizia”


Film Reviews

Belloni, M. & Setti F. (2016), Film Review of “The Bastard Sings the Sweetest Song.”Directed by Christy Garland. (2012), in Urbanities, 6(2)