Shahram Khosravi - Illegal Traveller: An Auto-Ethnography of Borders
Khosravi examines how migrant illegality is configured in the contemporary world and explores what it means to be an ‘illegal’ migrant. The focus is on a multifaceted picture of what migrant illegality is like for those who find themselves in this position. Based on his own journey and informants’ border narratives, he investigates the nature of borders, border politics, and the rituals and performances of border crossing. By focusing on individual experiences he draws attention to the implementation of policy and law. Border stories reveal the interaction between agency and structure in migratory experiences. They offer a human portrait of illegal travellers.