As globalization and transnational encounters intensify, people's mobility is increasingly conditioned by intimacy, ranging from love, desire, and sexual liaisons to broader family, kinship, and conjugal matters. This book explores the entanglement of mobility and intimacy in various configurations throughout the world. It argues that rather than being distinct and unrelated phenomena, intimacy-related mobilities constitute variations of cross-border movements shaped by and deeply entwined with issues of gender, kinship, race, and sexuality, as well as local and global powers and border restrictions in a disparate world.
Christian Groes is an Associate Professor at Roskilde University. His books include Affective Circuits: African Migration to Europe and the Pursuit of Social Regeneration (2016, co-ed. Jennifer Cole) and Studying Intimate Matters: Engaging Methodological Challenges in Studies on Gender, Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Sub-Saharan Africa (2011, co-ed. Barbara Ann Barrett). In 2012, he received the Young Elite Researcher prize from the Danish Council for Independent Research.