Annika Lems is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Bern in Switzerland. She was awarded a doctorate in social anthropology from Swinburne University in Melbourne, Australia in late 2013. As part of a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation she is currently conducting longitudinal ethnographic research into the educational pathways of young unaccompanied asylum seekers in Switzerland. She is particularly interested in shedding light on the ways young people navigate their ways through landscapes of extreme uncertainty and change. The aim is to develop a better understanding of education as a crucial existential strategy in the face of chronic insecurity and crisis. Annika’s monograph Being-Here: Placemaking in a World of Movement will be published with Berghahn in 2018.