Robin Vandevoordt

Robin Vandevoordt

Social Work & Social Pedagogy , Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Conflict & Development , Faculty of Political and Social Sciences


Research themes: Civil society, social work and solidarity || Borders, migration governance and people on the move

As an Assistant Professor in Migration and Refugee studies, most of my research and teaching focuses on the politics of borders, humanitarianism, solidarity, migration policy, and critical theory. I am currently conducting and supervising two lines of ethnographic research: migrant solidarity movements combining humanitarian with political action, and the impact of migration-related policies on the lived experiences of asylum seekers. Apart from teaching and researching, I also co-organise CESSMIR’s public seminars and practical trainings. Before joining CESSMIR, I worked as a researcher at UGhent’s Department of Conflict & Development, Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre and the University of Antwerp’s Centre for Research on Ecological and Social Change. I obtained a PhD and MA in Sociology from the University of Antwerp, and an MA in Culture and Modernity (Literature) from the University of East Anglia.

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