How should researchers work with migrants, migrant communities and migrant organisations?

This ESRC funded PhD project aims to understand how researchers should work with migrants in an equitable and non-exploitative manner. Participatory action research projects were conducted with Afghan and Iranian organisation. An ethnography was carried out during these projects. Ethnographic observation, notes, materials and opportunistic interviews provided insights relevant to the research question. 

We conducted a participatory action research project with the members of the Iranian Association. We looked at how to improve the personal development (e.g. independence, adaptability, self-confidence) of people in the Iranian community. This is an interview with one of the project team members, Milad.