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Immigration and Refugees

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the field of migration and refugees.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to

Bonjour, Saskia, Challenges to Democratic Representation
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Dr Saskia Bonjour 

Saskia Bonjour carries out research on politics and policy-making in the fields of migration, assimilation and citizenship.

T: +316 1554 9306

dr. S.A. (Saskia) Bonjour

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Huub Dijstelbloem
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Huub Dijstelbloem

Huub Dijstelbloem is professor of Philosophy of Science and Politics. His research focuses on the social and political impact of science and technology. He recently authored a book on the role of technology in migration policy.


prof. dr. H.O. (Huub) Dijstelbloem

Faculty of Humanities

Capaciteitsgroep Philosophical Tradition in Context

Jeroen Oerlemans
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Yvonne Donders

Yvonne Donders is professor of International Human Rights and Cultural Diversity. Her areas of expertise are human rights, cultural diversity and rights, UNESCO and the United Nations.

T: +31 (0)20 525 2630 / 2632

prof. dr. Y.M. (Yvonne) Donders

Faculty of Law

Dep. Public International Law and European Law

Jeroen Doomernik
Credits: Jeroen Doomernik

Dr Jeroen Doomernik

Jeroen Doomernik conducts research on the consequences of a restrictive migration policy (including the coming-into-being of illegal markets and policy-related dilemmas with regard to asylum-seekers whose applications for asylum have been rejected), the brain drain (the emigration of highly educated people) and human trafficking.

T: 31 (0)20 525 3613 / 3627

dr. J.M.J. (Jeroen) Doomernik

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Transnational Configurations, Conflict and Governance

Tesseltje de Lange
Credits: UvA

Dr Tesseltje de Lange  

Tesseltje de Lange conducts research into European migration law, Dutch immigration law, labour migration, the labour and integrational rights of migrants, including refugees.

T: +31 (0)20 525 4970

dr. T. (Tesseltje) de Lange

Faculty of Law

Constitutional and Administrative Law

Prof M.Y.A. Zieck (Marjoleine) - professor faculty of Law
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Marjoleine Zieck

Marjoleine Zieck is professor of International Refugee Law. Her research focuses in particular on the UNHCR and on the resettlement of refugees, and Afghan refugees in Pakistan.

T: +31 (0)20 525 2827

prof. dr. M.Y.A. (Marjoleine) Zieck

Faculty of Law

Public International Law