Project leaders
Team members

Prof. dr. Helga de Valk

Main applicant

 

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), the Netherlands

 

Helga A.G. de Valk is theme group leader Migration and Migrants at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI, the Hague) and professor at Interface Demography Free University Brussels (VUB, Belgium). Her research focuses on migration and integration, the transition to adulthood of immigrant youth, educational inequality, union and family formation, the second generation, intergenerational relationships in immigrant families, and European mobility. Among her recent ongoing projects are the ERC starting grant project “Families of migrant origin: a life course perspective” (Familife) and the Norface funded “European welfare states in times of mobility” (MobileWelfare) project. She has published articles in a wide range of leading journals and books in the field of demography, migration and family sociology. She is the acting editor in chief of the European Journal of Population (EJP).

 

valk@nidi.nl

Dr. Pawel Kaczmarczyk

Co-applicant

 

University of Warsaw - Centre of Migration Research, Poland

 

Paweł Kaczmarczyk is a deputy director of the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw and an assistant professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Warsaw. He is a SOPEMI correspondent at the OECD, IZA Fellow and TFMI Fellow. His main research areas include causes and consequences of labour migration, highly skilled mobility, methodology of migration research, labour economics, population economics and demography, international economics and migration policy.

 

p.kaczmarczyk@uw.edu.pl

Prof. dr. Maria Lucinda Fonseca

Co-applicant

 

Universidade de Lisboa -  Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), Portugal

 

Maria Lucinda Fonseca holds a PhD in Human Geography from the Universidade de Lisboa (1989). She is currently Full Professor of Human Geography and Migration Studies at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), University of Lisbon, Director of the PhD Program in Migration Studies and Coordinator of the Research Unit MIGRARE - Migration, Spaces and Societies at the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG). She has worked extensively in the areas of migration studies and social and urban geography.Within MobileWelfare Lucinda Fonseca is the leader of the CEG/IGOT research team and co-leader of Workpackage 3.

 

fonseca-maria@campus.ul.pt

Dr. Oliver Bakewell

Co-applicant

 

University of Oxford - International Migration Institute (IMI), United Kingdom

 

Oliver Bakewell is the Director of the International Migration Institute (IMI) and Associate Professor in the Department of International Development at the University of Oxford. His work focuses on the intersections between migration and mobility and broader processes of development and change, with a particular empirical focus on migration within Africa. He currently undertaking research on migration, integration and diaspora in sub-Saharan Africa, including projects on the formation of African diasporas within the Africa, family strategies of migrants in Burkina Faso, and migration and social protection. He was the principal investigator for the Theorizing the Evolution of European Migration Systems (THEMIS) project funded by NORFACE. Prior to joining IMI, he spent many years working with migrants and refugees both as a researcher and as a practitioner with a range of development and humanitarian NGOs. He holds a PhD and MSc in Development Studies from the University of Bath and a BA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge.

 

oliver.bakewell@qeh.ox.ac.uk

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Dr. Katarzyna Andrejuk

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Warsaw - Centre of Migration Research  and  Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

 

kandrejuk@ifispan.waw.pl

 

Katarzyna holds Master’s degrees in sociology, legal sciences and European law. Her research interests focus on multiculturalism and migration in the processes of Europeanisation. She defended her PhD dissertation about Polish educational migrants in the UK (University of Warsaw, 2012). She also worked as a postdoc visiting scholar at Herder Institut, Marburg and European University Institute, Florence. Most recently she has conducted research about migrant entrepreneurship and self-employment in Poland.

Prof. dr. Alina Esteves

Assistant Professor

Universidade de Lisboa - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), Portugal

 

alinaesteves@campus.ul.pt

 

Alina Esteves holds a PhD in Human Geography from the Universidade de Lisboa (2004). She is currently Assistant Professor of Human Geography at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), University of Lisbon, and researcher at the Unit MIGRARE - Migration, Spaces and Societies at the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), coordinated by Professor Maria Lucinda Fonseca. She has worked in the areas of migration studies and social and urban geography.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Anna Janicka

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Warsaw - Centre of Migration Research, Poland

 

ajanicka@wne.uw.edu.pl

 

 

Anna Janicka is the head of Economics of Migration Research Unit at the Centre of Migration Research and assistant professor at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw. Her research interests include topics in the supply-side economics of labor migration and she specializes in models of decision-making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bruno Machado

PhD Candidate

Universidade de Lisboa - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), Portugal

 

bmachado@campus.ul.pt

 

Bruno Machado is a PhD candidate in Migrations Studies at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), and a researcher at the Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), Universidade de Lisboa. He has collaborated in other projects (such as GEITONIES and THEMIS) under the supervision of Professor Maria Lucinda Fonseca. Among other themes, he has studied in depth the case of the Portuguese returnees after the decolonization of Portugal’s African territories, one of the most important migration movements in Portugal’s recent history. His main research interests include migration studies, cultural representations and identities.

 

 

Ilse Rooyackers

Postdoctoral researcher

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), the Netherlands

 

rooyackers@nidi.nl

 

Ilse is currently finishing her PhD dissertation on mother-child relations and divorce among migrant families. In the MobileWelfare project, she extends her attention from how migration shapes family solidarity, to how (in)formal social security systems shape migration decisions. She will draw on her experience with both quantitative and qualitative research methods. Before working at the NIDI, she obtained her Bachelor degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences and completed the Research Master in Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism at Utrecht University.

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Lukasz Byra

Research Assistant

University of Warsaw - Faculty of Economic Sciences, Poland

 

lbyra@wne.uw.edu.pl

 

 

Lukasz holds a Master’s degree in International Economics, and is in the process of writing his doctoral dissertation at the Faculty of Economic Sciences, University of Warsaw. His professional focus is on applying economic modeling to explain human behavior in such areas as migration, human capital formation, and marriage.

 

 

 

 

 

Marie Godin

Research officer

University of Oxford - International Migration Institute (IMI), United Kingdom

 

marie.godin@qeh.ox.ac.uk

 

 

Marie holds an MSc in Forced Migration from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and has recently submitted a PhD thesis to the University of East London addressing the nature of political activism carried out by Congolese women from the diaspora in Belgium and the UK. The thesis aims to improve understanding of the still under-researched area of gender, diaspora and the peace-building/development nexus. Prior to joining IMI, Marie worked as a researcher at the Group for Research on Ethnic Relations, Migration and Equality (GERME) at the Free University of Brussels (Université Libre de Bruxelles).Marie Godin’s research interests lie in the area of migration and development, with a focus on diaspora engagement and women's participation in peace-building and (post)-conflict reconstruction. Her new research project aims to provide a better understanding of the role of social protection in destination and origin countries (within and towards Europe) in shaping migration aspirations and decisions.

Dominique Jolivet

Research Assistant

University of Oxford - International Migration Institute (IMI), United Kingdom

 

dominique.jolivet@qeh.ox.ac.uk

 

 

Dominique holds a Master's degree in Foreign Languages Applied to International Business and Trading (Université de Nantes, France) with a specialization in International Business Negotiation (Université François Rabelais of Tours, France) and a Master's degree in Migration Studies, Development and Social Intervention, (Universidad de Almería, Spain). She specialized in Migration and Co-development (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain). At the International Migration Institute she has been involved in the EUMAGINE, THEMIS, and Mobility in the African Great Lakes projects. Her research focuses on the changing value of migration, changing migration aspirations, and on the role of uncertainty in shaping migration aspirations.

Dr. Jennifer McGarrigle

FCT Research Fellow

Universidade de Lisboa - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), Portugal

 

jmcgarrigle@ceg.ul.pt

 

Jennifer McGarrigle holds a PhD in Urban Studies from the University of Glasgow, UK. She is currently an FCT Research Fellow in Human Geography at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT) / Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), Universidade de Lisboa. Her main research interests include urban studies and migration. 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Christof Van Mol

Senior Researcher

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), the Netherlands

 

mol@nidi.nl

 

Christof Van Mol holds an MA in History, an International MA in Migration Studies, and a PhD in Sociology. He is interested in the broad field of migration studies with a particular focus on different forms and patterns of intra-European mobility and migration. His latest book (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014), for example, focuses on intra-European student mobility.

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Petra De Jong

PhD Candidate

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), the Netherlands

 

jong@nidi.nl

 

 

After obtaining her Bachelor degree in Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Petra completed the Research Master program Migration, Ethnic Relations and Multiculturalism at the University of Utrecht. She will employ her experience with both qualitative and quantitative research methods, thorough knowledge of the migration literature, and personal interest in social policy while working as a PhD candidate on the Mobile Welfare project.

 

 

Igor Jakubiak

PhD Student

University of Warsaw - Centre of Migration Research, Poland

 

ijakubiak@wne.uw.edu.pl

 

 

Igor completed his Master's degree in Computer Science and Econometrics at the University of Warsaw (Faculty of Economics). He has also obtained a Bachelor degree in Quantitative Methods in Economy at the Warsaw School of Economics and took up graduate studies in Data Analysis. Being first and foremost a quantitative researcher, in the Mobile Welfare project he will use his knowledge of macro- and microeconomic modelling. He is currently employed in Centre of Migration Research and begun his first year as a PhD student at the University of Warsaw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jared D. Larson

Postdoctoral Researcher

Universidade de Lisboa - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), Portugal

 

jlarson@campus.ul.pt

 

A native of Kansas City, Kansas, Jared has been an immigrant himself for a number of years, growing up some, studied, and/or worked in Madrid, Lisbon, Izmir (Turkey) and now Lisbon again to work on the MobileWelfare project. He had been at the the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT) / Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG) from 2009-2012 to carry out the fieldwork for his Ph.D. thesis in Political Science at the University of Delaware. That project examined the comparative politics of contemporary migration to Portugal and Spain, in particular how the respective roles of democratic and migration transition in both countries have served to limit the right-wing anti-immigrant backlashes and politics seen in many other European countries.

Dr. Sónia Pereira

Researcher

Universidade de Lisboa - Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT), Centre for Geographical Studies (CEG), Portugal

 

sonia.pereira@campus.ul.pt

 

Sónia Pereira is a member of the Centre for Geographical Studies at the University of Lisbon. For the past two years she was a Research Fellow at the Institute of Human Rights of the University of Deusto, affiliated to the research group International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion.Her research interests lie at the intersection of migration, labour studies and human geography. Since 2000 she has been working on international migration issues both within academia and also for intergovernmental organizations and NGOs. Her current focus is on the study of migration dynamics and processes of labour market incorporation within a framework of human rights protection.

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Dr. Kim Caarls

Postdoctoral researcher

Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), the Netherlands

 

caarls@nidi.nl

Kim currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI). For her​ dissertation, she investigated how the context of international migration shapes how Ghanaian families are formed, transformed ​or​ dissolved. At NIDI, Kim continues to study the effects of international migration on family life, hereby emphasising the need for an origin and destination perspective in order to fully understand the functioning of family life across borders.

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Cooperation partners

Dr. Amparo González Ferrer

Permanent Researcher

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain

 

amparo.gonzalez@cchs.csic.es

 

Permanent Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). I have extensively worked on international migration to Europe, with special attention to family-linked migration, political integration of migrants and determinants of international migration. Currently I am coordinating the EU Project “TEMPER-Temporary versus Permanent Migration” (http://temperproject.eu/)

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Prof. dr. Ahmet Icduygu

Professor

Koç University, Turkey

 

aicduygu@ku.edu.tr

 

 

Ahmet İçduygu is Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koç University, Istanbul Turkey. He currently holds a dual appointment as a full professor at Koç, one is in the Department of International Relations and the other is in the Department of Sociology. He is also the Director of the Migration Research Center at Koç University (MiReKoc). He holds a PhD in Demography from the Australian National University. He held visiting fellow positions at Stockholm University, the University of Warwick, the University of Manchester, and the European University Institute in Florence. He is an elected member of the Science Academy in Turkey. 

In addition to his own individual research projects, Prof. İçduygu has conducted various research projects for the international organizations such as IOM, UNHCR, EU, OECD and ILO. 

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Dr. Ayşen Üstübici

Post-doctoral researcher

Koç University, Turkey

 

austubici@ku.edu.tr

 

 

Ayşen Üstübici is currently a post-doctoral researcher at Koç University, Migration Research Center (MiReKoc). She completed her Ph.D at Koç University and at the University of Amsterdam in 2015. Her dissertation is entitled “The Governance of International Migration in Turkey and Morocco: Irregular Migrants’ Access to Right to Stay”. She holds B.A. degrees in Sociology and Political Science from Boğaziçi University and an M.Sc. degree in Gender, Development, Globalization from London School of Economics. Her PhD dissertation compares irregular migration regimes from the perspective of state and non-state actors and migrant incorporation in Turkey and Morocco. She received international fellowships and grants from the Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarship Program Settling into Motion, Center for Gender Studies at Koç University (KOÇKAM) and The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). Her areas of interests are international migration, irregular migration, social and public policy, informal labour market and gender studies. She published on migration policies in the context of Turkey and Morocco, migrant mobilization, migration and development.

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Affiliated partners

Prof. dr. Hein de Haas

Affiliated researcher

Affiliated to University of Oxford - International Migration Institute (IMI), United Kingdom

 

H.G.deHaas@uva.nl

 

Hein de Haas is a Professor of Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He holds an extraordinary professorship in Migration and Development at UNU-MERIT/MGSoG. He is also Research Associate at the International Migration Institute (IMI) of the University of Oxford. He was previously, from 2011 - 2015, Co-Director of the IMI and, from 2006 - 2015, a Senior Researcher and University Lecturer in Migration Studies at the Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) at the University of Oxford. Hein de Haas has a PhD in social sciences (Radboud University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands), MA (cum laude) in human and environmental geography (University of Amsterdam) and an undergraduate degree in cultural anthropology.

In his research, De Haas focuses on the reciprocal linkages between migration and broader processes of social transformation and development in origin and destination countries. His theoretical and empirical publications cover a wide range of issues, including migration