Role of social work in supporting sense of belonging, lived citizenship and aspirations among ger residents in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

PhD student: Bayartsetseg Terbish
Summary: Internal migration dynamics and circumstances in diverse countries require attention, since their concerns often remain invisible and are only sporadically discussed. Based on an urban ethnography, this doctoral research focuses on internal migrants' pathways and meaning-making in the new settlement area, focusing on a certain "ger" areas in Ulaanbaatar city, Mongolia. In particular, the research is to explore possible social work role in supporting sense of belonging, lived citizenship and aspirations of sub-urban ger residents in Tahilt area, Songinohairhan District. By adopting mulit-disciplinary concepts of sense of belonging, citizenship and aspirations, the study is an effort to further inform social policy, social work theory and practice with migrant population.
PhD in Social Work
Promoter(s): Griet Roets, Ine Lietaert
Periode of time: September 2018 - January 2023