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Heidi Martins

    Heidi Rodrigues Martins holds a Ph.D. in Social Sciences from the University of Luxembourg (2019) which was dedicated to understanding the (re)construction of the feelings of (un)belonging across the life course among Portuguese “second-generation” in Luxembourg. Before that, she completed two Master’s degrees: one in Communications, art and culture at the University of Minho, Portugal (2011-2013) and another one in Sociology and anthropology at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium (2013-2014). She also spent a year as an Erasmus student at the University of Luxembourg (2012-2013). At that time, she worked on urban spatialities, temporalities and (im)mobilities. Today, she works as a researcher at the Centre de Documentation sur les Migrations Humaines (CDMH), Dudelange, Luxembourg, in which she is responsible for the project “Moving Lusitalia” – a project within the European Capital of Culture 2022/ Esch2022, dedicated to grasp and (re)construct the history of the “Quartier Italie” in Dudelange, namely through a rhythmanalysis; and to design an exhibition retracing that same multivocal and polyphonic history.

    Her main research interests revolve around (im)mobilities, migration, (un)belongings, identities, urban spatialities and temporalities. Her methodological approach is qualitative, ethnographic and comprehensive and her theoretical framework relies on intersectionality, (trans)nationalism and life course and relational approaches.  

    She has published in several journals such as Global Networks, In Cidades, Comunidades e Territórios and Vieira, F. Costa et P. Remoaldo (eds.), Cidades, Criatividade(s) e Sustentabilidade(s), among others.