Baseball and Transnational Migration
Transnational migration refers to the situation of migrants that are still connected to their country of origin. Amir Segal's research looks into that phenomenon through a specific case study of North-American (mainly Canada and the US) Jews who migrate to Israel. Amir explores that through three aspects: (1) Fund raising; (2) Diplomacy; and (3) Baseball. To this end, Amir, who knew nothing about baseball learned how North-American migrants not only imported that sport to Israel, but have led it of holding a national team that will play in the Tokyo Olympic Games in the summer of 2021.
Amir also talks about his struggles to find a supervisor to do his PhD, his love for writing poems, and his brand new clothes that he bought to celebrate the end of Covid-19 lockdowns in Israel. During the episode Amir drank Turkish coffee and Danni drank her Amaretto.
Host: Danni Reches (@DanniReches)
Producer and Editor: Ido Rosenzweig (@IdoRosenzweig)
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