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Marie Godin

Research Officer

Research interests

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.

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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). Her recent (2015) publications include a chapter on Congolese and Moroccan migrant organisations in the city of Brussels in Alejandro Portes and Patricia Fernández-Kelly (eds.) The State and the Grassroots, Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents (New York: Berghahn). Marie recently took part in the ‘Memory Matters’ research project exploring notions of ‘home’, identities and belongings in the British Congolese diaspora.

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