Marie Godin

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

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Marie is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. Her project, titled Refugees, Social Protection and Digital Technologies, aims to explore how the development of tech-social protection initiatives led by, with or for refugees is contributing to a reshaping of the politics of welfare at the local, national and transnational levels, with a particular focus on international migration from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe. She holds an MSc in Forced Migration from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of East London. Marie has published extensively on the Congolese diaspora and the politics of 'home' and belongings in different contexts. Her broader research interests lie in migration and development, focusing on diaspora engagement and gender, second-generation diaspora activism and homeland states and transnational social protection.

Marie Godin is also involved as a researcher in the MIGNEX (Aligning Migration Management and the Migration–Development Nexus) research project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme (2018–2023) with the core ambition of creating new knowledge on migration, development and policy. Marie works in close collaboration with Carlos Vargas-Silva on this project.

Recent publications

Journal articles

Godin, M. & Sigona, N. (2022) "Intergenerational narratives of citizenship among EU citizens in the UK after the Brexit referendum". Special Issue in Ethnic and Racial Studies entitled 'Good' Immigrants, Permitted Outsiders: Conditional Citizenship and Inclusion in Comparison. 45(6).

Godin, M. & Flahaux M.-L. (2022) Introduction. Returning, Circulating, Staying Put. Complex Family Strategies among African Migrants. Special Issue, African Diaspora, 14. 1-11. doi:

Czaika, M. & Godin, M. (2021) Disentangling the migration-development nexus using QCA, Migration and Development, DOI: 10.1080/21632324.2020.1866878

Godin, M. & Donà, G. (2021) Rethinking transit zones: migrant trajectories and transnational networks in Techno-Borderscapes, Special Issue: Migration Trajectories and Transnational Support, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 47(14), 3276-3292. doi:


Sigona, N. & Godin, M. (2023) "'In London, I Am a European Citizen': Brexit, Emotions, and the Politics of Belonging". In Barbulescu, R., Wallace, S. & Goodman, L.P. (Eds.) Revising the Integration-Citizenship Nexus in Europe. Part of the IMISCOE Research Series book series (IMIS). Springer. Pp 129–144. Open Access.

Godin, M. & Alencar, A. (2022) "Exploring digital connectivities in forced migration contexts: digital 'making do' practises". In Data Science for Migration and Mobility. Guest editors: Ali Salah, A., Eren Korkmaz, E., & Bircan, T. Oxford University Press (OUP)

Godin, M. & Donà, G. (2022) "Methodological reflections on the 'Displaces' photo-project: Narratives about, in and beyond displacement". In Research methods in displacement and forced migration studies. Katarzyna Grabska and Christina Clark-Kazak (Eds.). McGill-Queen's University Press. Pp.224 – 249