Dr S.A. Mantu (Sandra)
Assistant professor - Sociology of Law and Migration Law
Sandra Mantu is specialized in European migration law with a special emphasis on European citizenship and its relation to national citizenship. In 2014, Sandra defended her PhD thesis that dealt with the legal rules and practices of citizenship deprivation in a selection of EU Member States and their link with EU citizenship. She has been involved in several EU funded projects looking at the legal aspects of EU citizenship and EU migration and mobility frameworks. She is currently key staff member in the CMR’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence work programme and main researcher in EXPULCIT a project that focuses on the expulsion of EU citizens from host Member States. Her most recent publication is a co-edited volume with Carolus Grutters and Paul Minderhoud, Migration on the Move – essays on the dynamics of migration (Brill 2017).
- Mantu, S.A. (Ed.). (2018-2021) European Journal of Migration and Law.
- Mantu, S.A. & Minderhoud, P.E. (2019). Exploring the Links between Residence and Social Rights for Economically Inactive EU citizens. European Journal of Migration and Law, 21 (3), 313-337. doi: 10.1163/15718166-12340053 Full text
- Mantu, S.A., Guild, E. & Minderhoud, P.E. (2019). Transforming Migrants into 'Real' Citizens - EU citizenship and Some Unfulfilled Promises. European Journal of Migration and Law, 21 (3), 283-287. doi: 10.1163/15718166-12340051
- Mantu, S.A. (2018). Controlling ‘poverty migration’. Asserting gradations of EU citizenship. In H. Mercier, E. Ni Chaoimh, L Damay & G Delledone (Eds.), La libre circulation sous pression. Régulation et dérégulation des mobilités dans l’Union européenne (pp. 169-184). Bruxelles: Bruylant
- Grütters, C.A.F.M., Mantu, S.A. & Minderhoud, P.E. (Ed.). (2017). Migration on the Move. Essays on the Dynamics of Migration. Leiden: Brill Full text
- Mantu, S.A. (2017). Alternative views on EU Citizenship. In C.A.F.M. Grütters, S.A. Mantu & P.E. Minderhoud (Eds.), Migration on the Move. Essays on the Dynamics of Migration (pp. 225-246). Leiden: Brill doi: 10.1163/9789004330467_012 Full text
- Mantu, S.A. & Minderhoud, P.E. (2017). EU citizenship and social solidarity. Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, 24 (5), 703-720. doi: 10.1177/1023263X17741271
- Mantu, S.A. & Minderhoud, P.E. (2017). Social rights and European integration theory: Situating CJEU jurisprudence in three national contexts. E-Revista Internacional de la Protección Social, 2 (2), 51-68. Full text
- Minderhoud, P.E. & Mantu, S.A. (2017). Back to the Roots? No Access to Social Assistance for Union Citizens who are Economically Inactive. In D. Thym (Ed.), Questioning EU Citizenship. Judges and the Limits of Free Movement and Solidarity in the EU (Modern Studies in European Law) (pp. 191-207). Oxford: Hart Publishing
- Mantu, S.A. & Minderhoud, P.E. (2016). Exploring the limits of social solidarity. Welfare tourism and EU citizenship. Unio. EU Law Journal, 2 (2), 4-19. Full text
- Mantu, S.A. (2015). Contingent citizenship. The law and practice of citizenship deprivation in international, European and national perspectives (Immigration and asylum law and policy in Europe, 37). Leiden: Brill Nijhoff
- Mantu, S.A. (2014). Protecting EU workers in case of involuntary unemployment. Retention of worker status. Fmw. Online Journal on Free Movement of Workers in the European Union, 2014 (7), 15-24.
- Mantu, S.A. & Guild, E. (2013). Acts of Citizenship Deprivation. Ruptures between Citizen and State. In E.F. Isin & M. Saward (Eds.), Enacting European Citizenship (pp. 111-132). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
- Mantu, S.A. (2013). Concepts of Time and European Citizenship. European Journal of Migration and Law, 15 (4), 447-464. doi: 10.1163/15718166-00002044
- Mantu, S.A. (2012). European Union Citizenship anno 2011. Zambrano, McCarthy and Dereci. Tottel's Journal of Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law, 26 (1), 40-56. Full text
- Guild, E. & Mantu, S.A. (2011). Constructing and Imagining Labour Migration. Perspectives of Control from five Continents. Farnham: Ashgate
- 2016 - 2018 Key staff member EXPULCIT, Erasmus+ project. EXPULCIT seeks to generate knowledge on the topical issue of expulsion of EU citizens and promote debate among academics, practitioners, and civil society concerning the meaning of expulsion practices in the context of EU citizenship. From the perspective of the general theory of citizenship, this aspect of EU citizenship is highly problematic since it is generally understood that international and human rights law do not allow states to expel their own nationals. This state of affairs raises a series of normative and empirical questions around the meaning of expulsion, the legal rules applicable (international, EU, national and their interactions), their interpretation and application and not least, their impact on affected EU citizens and their family members. The project involves organizing 3 international events and several publications. More information
- 2015 - 2018 Key staff member, CMR’s Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence programme, Erasmus+ project. The main objectives of this 3-year project are to promote excellence in teaching and research in EU studies and improve the quality of professional training on EU subjects. It focuses on EU citizenship on one hand, and migration and asylum law, on the other, in order to understand the differentiation and convergence between these two areas. The working programme includes research, development of new teaching, organizing a series of workshops on new migration and asylum law instruments as well as publications. I am part of the core team responsible for the overall implementation of this project. I also coordinate and teach in a newly developed summer course on citizenship and migration in the EU which is part of the Radboud Summer School. My research activities focus on monitoring the implementation of Directive 2004/38 at Member State level. More information
- 2011 - 2013 EU expert for the Network on Free Movement of Workers within the European Union. The European network on free movement of workers within the European Union was coordinated by the Centre for Migration Law (under the European Commission's supervision) from 2004 to 2013. Its main tasks included: a) keep track of legislation on free movement of workers and how it is applied; b) monitor how national courts interpret EU laws; and c) raise awareness of the importance of free movement of workers as a fundamental right. The project involved the coordination of 27 (in 2013, 28) national reports on developments regarding the freedom of movement of EU workers in individual Member States, the writing of an annual European report and the organization of an annual conference.
- 2008 - 2011 PhD Researcher, ENACT: Enacting European Union Citizenship. ENACT looked at how European citizenship is claimed, disputed, built - in short, enacted. It proposed an original way of analyzing EU citizenship: instead of focusing on citizenship as legal status or practice, the project was concerned with how subjects constitute themselves as EU citizens and highlighted the ways in which the scope, content and perception of European citizenship is shaped by the complex ways in which citizenship is enacted, within, across and beyond member states. My research focused on state acts of citizenship deprivation in a selection of EU member States from the perspective of people’s struggles around membership and nationality and led to my first monograph, Contingent Citizenship (Brill: Martinus Nijhoff, 2015). More information
- 2018 - 2021 Key staff member, CIMIS (Citizenship.Migration. Security) Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence programme, Erasmus+ project. CIMIS aims to foster better knowledge and understanding of the Europeanization of citizenship, migration, asylum and security in relation to a) teaching and research and b) the quality of professional training on EU subjects. CIMIS examines how the interplay between migration and security shapes the legal landscape of EU migration law and the rights and experiences of those subjected to these laws: nationals, EU citizens, migrants, asylum seekers, travellers etc. More information
Co-managing editor European Journal of Migration Law
(01 January 2016)
Member EUROPAL, platform for the study of the EU, Radboud university Nijmegen
(01 January 2015)