20/11/2015: PhD Defence “Borders, Independence and Post-Colonial Ties: The role of the state in Caribbean migration” by Simona Vezzoli

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Date(s) - 20/11/15
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Maastricht University Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6


Borders, Independence and Post-Colonial Ties

by Simona Vezzoli (MScG-UNU MERIT)

On 20 November Simona Vezzoli will defend her PhD thesis entitled ‘Borders, independence and post-colonial ties: The role of the state in Caribbean migration”. Her dissertation explores the effects of border regimes on the timing, direction and composition of migration flows to test the assumption that open borders necessarily lead to more migration. Using the three Guianas (Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana) as case studies, the study examines their diverse emigration patterns to shed light on the role of border regimes using a variety of different research methods.