Marit Anne Aure

How people become labour migrants.
The migration from the small Russian coastal community of Teriberka to the equally small fishing community of Båtsfjord in Northern Norway was a very organized process. This had both social, economic and cultural effects on the selections of migrants as well as the migration process for the migrants. It also influenced the processing industry and the community in Norway.

The work is part of Marit´s PhD thesis dealing with migration as transnational links between two coastal communities. The project sees migration within a frame of localized development processes in the northern periphery, and focus on how the processes of migration both draws on and reproduce and possibly change social and economic structures in the communities.

Marit Aure is trained at the Department of planning and community studies at the University of Tromsø, Norway. She has been the counselor of the UNESCO Management of Social Transformation, Circumpolar Coping Processes Project (MOS CCPP), and a lecturer at the Teachers Training College in Tromsø. She is currently employed part-time at the Northern Feminist University
in Steigen, Nordland County. Internal as well as international migration processes, feminist geography, local-global processes of development, gender studies are field of academic interest.