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Annual Social Citizenship and Migration Symposium

Wednesday 17 January 2024
Leiden Interdisciplinary Migration Seminars 2023-2024
P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden

Leiden University is a key player when it comes to research on migration and citizenship. On 17 January 2024 the Leiden interdisciplinary profile area Social Citizenship and Migration will hold its annual symposium showcasing the work carried out in Leiden, as well as our connections to researchers on this subject in other universities and institutions. This is a great opportunity for researchers working on migration to network (for instance geared at writing joint grant proposals) and get up to date about recent research. Students and policy makers are also welcome to attend the event.

This one-day event will feature research on migration and social citizenship from a variety of perspectives and methodologies, including history, political science, sociology, anthropology and economics. There will be two keynote speakers and eight panels, with subjects ranging from the economics and politics of migration, social citizenship in postcolonial Europe, intersectional perspectives, border regimes, and policies and practices of 'doing diversity'.

This is an in-person event that will be held at Leiden University's Veth Building.


The programme will start at 9.00 and end with drinks at 17.00.

View the full programme here.


Andrew Shield, Introduction to Queer Migration/Asylum History

Jamel Buhari, Queer Sub-Saharan Migration to NL, 1980-present

Elias Tissandier-Nasom, Queer Youth, Asylum and Health

Sofie de Baere, Equal rights, Gender and Intergenerational Activism (Congo, 1980-2020)

Fabian Holle, Co-creative Research with LGBTQ+ Refugees

About the programme

Social Citizenship & Migration (SCM) is one of nine interdisciplinary programmes launched by Leiden University back in 2020. Led by the faculties of Governance and Global Affairs, Law, Humanities, and Social Science, the main goal of the SCM research programme is to provide information based on rigorous analysis, leading to a better understanding of the relationship between migration, citizenship, governance, and public policy. Migration raises questions about important topics such as integration and social participation, the need to define and redefine individuals’ identity, the relevance of civic responsibilities, understanding of racism and prejudice and the sustainability of social welfare regimes. This research programme brings together academics from history, economics, law, political science, and anthropology to address these and other related issues.


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