Dr Taulant Guma

BSc in Anthropology (University College London); MSc in Russian, Central and East European Studies (University of Glasgow); MRes in Russian, Central and East European Studies (University of Glasgow); PhD in Central and East European Studies (University of Glasgow)

Dr Taulant Guma

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (WISERD / Civil Society)

Contact Details


I completed my PhD in Central and East European Studies in 2015 at the University of Glasgow as an ESRC CASE scholarship holder. The PhD thesis, Everyday negotiations of in/securities and risks: an ethnographic study amongst Czech- and Slovak-speaking migrants in Glasgow, explored the complex ways in which recent migrants from Eastern Europe negotiated securities, dealt with risks and managed uncertainties in their daily life in Glasgow. Currently, I am a WISERD post-doctoral Research Associate at Aberystwyth University, where I am working on two research projects: The first,  Minorities, migrants, and engagement in civil society, inquires into EU migrants' participation in local civil society in Wales, whereas the second, Redefining local civil society in a global age, explores how imaginaries and practices of local civil society have been stretched and reconfigured by global interconnectivities. My research interests and experience lie in the areas of migration, race and ethnicity, social security and risks, civil society and participation, and ethnographic research. I approach these areas by drawing on a multidisciplinary perspective, especially within the fields of sociological and anthropological inquiries.

Additional Information

Member of British Sociological Association

Member of GRAM-Net (Glasgow, Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network)

Member of management group of Centre for Welsh Politics and Society 

Member of EU Migrants Network 





The making of a 'risk population'Guma, T. 2018 In : Identities .
The ethnicisation of needGuma, T. 2015 University of Glasgow.
The 1951 UN Refugee Convention - 60 Years OnGuma, T. 2012 In : eSharp.p. 1-8