Soumaya El Majdoub
Soumaya Majdoub is a researcher at the VUB, attached to Interface Demography, Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Minorites and the Brussels Centre for Urban Studies. She is currently based in Barcelona and works at the Universitat de Barcelona School of Economics where she researches Malthusian thinking and the political economy and ecology of migration. Her research is at the intersection of demography, social geography, political economy and ecology, with a focus on the relationship between population growth and pressure, economic development and international migration on the one hand, and the political and public discourse on (climate) migration on the other. She is also a columnist, policy advisor and appointed by the Belgian Minister of Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development and the Green Deal as an expert in the High Committee for a Just Transition.
Research Expertise: Malthus, Populationism, Political Economy of Migration, Degrowth & Human Mobility, Climate Justice