dr. M. van Houte (Marieke) MSc

Universitair docent - Culturele Antropologie en Ontwikkelingsstudies
Universitair docent - Radboud Social Cultural Research

dr. M. van Houte (Marieke) MSc

Thomas van Aquinostraat 4


Postbus 9104

I am an assistant professor for cultural anthropology and development studies, and a senior researcher on the Horizon Europe project GAPs on return migration for Human Geography.

My research focuses on issues of migration/mobilities in the context of social change, identity/belonging and conflict, both from the perspectives of migrants and governance, and the inequalities and power dynamics in these processes. Specifically, I have been working extensively on return migration, the link between migration and development (aid) and the ways in which migration and migrants contribute to social and political change in origin countries (or not). I also have an active agenda of searching for innovative methods that contribute to more inclusive, embodied, and just ways of knowledge production, using co-creative, theatrical and participatory methods.

My long-term goal is to contribute to navigating the complexities of social change through solid and more just knowledge production, teaching and outreach. With compassion, creativity and connectedness.

Prior to joining Radboud in 2023, I obtained my PhD degree at the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (2014), and held a Marie Curie Fellowship at the International Migration Institute - University of Oxford, did a gap year as a freelance participatory theatre maker connected to VU University Amsterdam, followed by a research position at the Department of Public Administration and Sociology at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.