VACANCY: Research Fellow at the EUI working on DYNAMIG

DYNAMIG is a new international research and policy project that will analyse the decision-making of potential and actual migrants, and how migrants’ decisions and behaviour – and migration processes more broadly – are perceived and understood by policy actors. DYNAMIG will have a strong focus on migration from and within Africa. Led by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy, the DYNAMIG consortium includes eight research institutions across Europe and Africa, including the EUI’s Migration Policy Centre (MPC).

Within DYNAMIG, the MPC will lead a Work Package that aims to provide new and in- depth analyses of how European and African policy actors think about migrants’ behaviour and migration processes, and of the ideas and understandings of migrants’ decision-making embedded in migration (and migration-related) policies. Methods will include in-depth interviews with key policy actors in selected European and African countries and institutions; elite surveys; and analysis of relevant policy documents and instruments to understand processes and determinants of policymaking. The research will cover at least four European countries (to be selected) and at least two African countries (incl. Morocco and Kenya). We are looking for a post-doctoral Research Fellow to take a leading role in this project. This is an academic research project that aims to produce high-quality academic publications and research outputs that can inform policy debates and processes.

The Research Fellow will carry out research work in an independent manner and collaborate on the research work of the project. Working closely with Prof. Martin Ruhs, and collaborating with African partner institutions that will conduct interviews and surveys in Africa, the Research Fellow will provide analyses of how European and African policy actors perceive and think about migrants’ decision-making and broader migration processes, and of the ideas and understandings of migrants’ behaviour underpinning migration (and migration-related) policies. Project outputs will include academic publications (at least 2 journal articles), blog posts, and policy briefs.

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