The Making and the Undoing of “Migration”

Towards an Abolitionist Horizon


  • Martina Tazzioli Goldsmiths University of London


Author Biography

Martina Tazzioli, Goldsmiths University of London

Martina Tazzioli is Lecturer in Politics & Technology at Goldsmiths. She is the author of  The Making of Migration. The biopoltics of mobility at Europe’s borders (Sage, 2019), Spaces of Governmentality: Autonomous Migration and the Arab Uprisings (2015) and co-author with Glenda Garelli of Tunisia as a Revolutionised Space of Migration (2016). She is on the editorial board of journal Radical Philosophy and editor of the journal Politics.


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Stricker, Yann. 2019. “‘International Migration’ Between Empire and Nation: The Statistical Construction of an Ambiguous Global Category in the International Labour Office in the 1920s.” Ethnicities 19(3): 469-485.

Tazzioli, Martina. 2019. The Making of Migration: The Biopolitics of Mobility at Europe’s Borders. London: Sage.




How to Cite

Tazzioli, M. (2021). The Making and the Undoing of “Migration”: Towards an Abolitionist Horizon. Journal of World-Systems Research, 27(2), 378–382.



Symposium: Home Rule by Nandita Sharma