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Soumaya Majdoub

Soumaya Majdoub

PhD Researcher, Sociology
+32 2 6148131


Soumaya Majdoub's doctoral research project is on Migration and Malthusian thinking. 

This research project fits in the broader interdisciplinary research project ‘Cities & Newcomers’ at the VUB. The focus of this project lies on the relationship between perceived population growth and pressure, (economic) development and international migrations on the one hand and the political and public discourse about migration on the other.

She holds a Master’s degree in Media, Democracy & Journalism (VUB) and has a background in Communication Studies (UAntwerpen). In her Master’s thesis, she analyzed the theme of political representation of minorities, the mechanisms behind the process of political recruitment and power elite formation.

She has worked for a number of years as an advisor on urban issues including labor market integration, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion.



Expertise: migration policy, population growth, Malthus, political economy, policy analysis, discourse & narrative analysis


Key research interests include: economic development, migration policy, population growth,urbanization, migration & urban planning


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