Soumaya Majdoub

Phd researcher

Junior researchers Migration & Diversity Politics & Policy
  • Current position Phd researcher
  • Contact Vrije Universiteit Brussel
    Department of Sociology
    Faculty of Economic, Social and Political Sciences and Solvay Business School
    Room 2.20
    Pleinlaan 5
    BE-1050 Brussel
  • Phone +32 (0)2/614 81 31
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  • Website www.vub.ac.be

Soumaya Majdoub is a PhD student under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Patrick Deboosere and Prof. Dr. Pieter-Paul Verhaeghe. Her doctoral research project is about migration and Malthusian thinking. This research project fits in the broader interdisciplinary research project ‘Cities & Newcomers’ at the VUB. The focus of this project lies on the relationship between perceived population growth and pressure, (economic) development and international migrations on the one hand and the political and public discourse about migration on the other.

She holds a Master’s degree in Media, Democracy & Journalism (VUB) and has a background in Communication Studies (UAntwerpen). In her Master’s thesis, she analyzed the theme of political representation of minorities, the mechanisms behind the process of political recruitment and power elite formation.

She has worked for a number of years as an advisor on urban issues including labor market integration, entrepreneurship, diversity and inclusion.

Key research interests include: economic development, migration policy, population growth, urbanization, migration & urban planning