Marie Godin British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow

Marie is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. Her project is titled Refugees, social protection and digital technologies and 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 the area of migration and development, with a focus 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. Within this project, Marie works in close collaboration with Carlos Vargas-Silva.

Recent publications

Godin, M. and Donà, G. (Forthcoming 2020) “Rethinking Transit Zones: Migrant Trajectories and Transnational Networks in Techno-Borderscapes”, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI:10.1080/1369183X.2020.1804193

Godin, M. (2020). “Far from a burden, EU migrants as pioneers of a European social protection system from below“. International Migration Journal. Special issue edited by M. Pratsinakis and R. King. 58(1):136-150

Donà , G. and Godin, M. (2019). “Mobile Technologies and Forced Migration” in Bloch, A. and Dona, G. (Eds). Forced Migration: Current Issues and Debates, Routledge.

Godin, M. (2018). “Breaking the silences, breaking the frames: a gendered diasporic analysis of sexual violence in the DRC“, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 44(8): 1390-1407

Czaika, M., and Godin, M. (2019). Qualitative Comparative Analysis for migration and development research, MIGNEX Background Paper. Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo

Godin, M., and Vargas-Silva, C. (2020). Country-level policy review, MIGNEX Handbook Chapter 9 (v1). Oslo: Peace Research Institute Oslo