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Marieke van Houte

Former Marie Curie Research Fellow

Marieke’s research focuses on migration and development issues. She specializes in migration from (post-) conflict countries, return migration, transnational (political) engagement of migrants, and processes of structure and agency in mobility. Methdologically, she wants to contribute to improved and innovative qualitative and mixed research methodologies in migration studies. Marieke is also exploring ways to communicate research results to wider audiences, for example through (performative) arts.


Marieke completed her PhD on return migration at Maastricht University in 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s (2005) and Master’s (2006) degree in Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. Before joining IMI in January 2015, Marieke worked on issues of migration and development for academic, non-governmental and international organizations. Her research has taken her to a diversity of research settings around the world, including Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burundi, DR Congo, Iraq, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Vietnam.

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