G.P. Poelen MSc (Iris)

PhD candidate - Geography

G.P. Poelen MSc (Iris)
Visiting address

Heyendaalseweg 141
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN

Postal address

Postbus 9108
6500 HK NIJMEGEN

Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

I am a human geographer/anthropologist with a specialisation in migration studies. In my PhD project, I conduct actor-oriented qualitative research into the ways in which Syrian and Eritrean female refugees try to build new homes in the Dutch context. I investigate how these women try to bridge the distance between their lived experiences and ideal homes in their ‘homemaking processes’ and what obstacles they encounter in doing so. I study the impact of European immigration legislation and Dutch integration policy on building a sense of home, as well as the effects of (transnational) social relationships on this process.

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