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Soumaya Majdoub

PhD Researcher, Sociology
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Soumaya Majdoub is a PhD Researcher with a multidisciplinary background. Her doctoral research project is about 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, circular economy, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion. She is also the founder of the platform Women in Urbanism. Key research interests include: political economy, migration policy, population growth, degrowth, urbanization & migration Related research

Research Expertise: Population Studies, Political Economy, Migration, Multilevel Governance, Policy Frames & Narratives

Research Methodology: Genealogy, policy analysis, frame analysis, narrative analysis, critical discourse analysis, critical policy analysis


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