Thesis title: "Reconceptualising Return Migration: A study of the personal networks of Hungarian return migrants"
- Dr Elisa Bellotti
- Prof Alice Bloch
BA in Economics (with Distinction), University of Glasgow
MA in Sociology and Social Anthropology (with Distinction), Central European University. Thesis title: “A Friend in Need..” – A study of the personal networks and the subjective well-being of high and low status migrants in Budapest
My PhD project looks at the return experience and reintegration of Hungarian return migrants who decided to move back after a period of living abroad. More specifically, I investigate how their social ties and the social network structures in which they are embedded shape their reintegration process and overall return experience. In doing so, I employ mixed methodological tools, including social network analysis, survey research and interviews.
Accordingly, my main research interests entail Social Network Analysis, Migration Studies and Mixed Methods research. However, coming from a disciplinary diverse background I am also interested in Economics and Psychology, especially the encounter of the two, and the broader field of Economic Sociology.