Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award

The IMISCOE Research Network has awarded the Maria Ioannis Baganha Distinguished Dissertation Award annually since 2010 to stimulate and recognise excellent PhD research in the field of migration, integration and social cohesion in Europe. The competition is open to all PhD recipients whose dissertations were defended within the 24-month period before the submission deadline (early February each year). Applicants are invited to apply on their own behalf, or may be nominated by their dissertation supervisors.

The late Maria Ioannis Baganha was a leading migration scholar at the Centre for Social Studies (CES) at the University of Coimbra. She was one of IMISCOE’s founding members and the chair of its Board of Directors until she passed away in June 2009. To commemorate her work in the field of migration studies and particularly for the network, the IMISCOE Board of Directors has dedicated the IMISCOE dissertation award to her.

05 June 2019
The winner of the 2019 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award is Dr. Kristina Bakkær Simonsen. Her dissertation entitled: “Do They Belong? Host National Boundary Drawing and Immigrants’ Identificational Integration” was defended at Aarhus University...

30 May 2018
The winner of the 2018 Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award is Dr. Apostolos Andrikopoulos. His dissertation entitled “Argonauts of West Africa: Migration, Citizenship and Kinship Dynamics in a Changing Europe", was defended at the University of...

17 January 2018
His dissertation entitled “Compensatory Citizenship: A Comparative Study of Dual Nationality in Serbia, Mexico and Israel”, was defended at Princeton University in September 2016. The award ceremony will took place during the IMISCOE conference in...

19 May 2016
Milena Belloni's dissertation entitled ‘Cosmologies of destinations: roots and routes of Eritrean forced migration toward Europe’, was defended at Doctoral School of Social Sciences, University of Trento in November 2015. The award ceremony took place...

07 July 2015
His dissertation entitled “The Production and Consequence of migrant Irregularity: Senegalese in France, Italy and Spain” , was defended at Princeton University in September 2013. The award ceremony took place during the upcoming IMISCOE conference in...

11 July 2014
The winner of the 2014 IMISCOE - Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award is Dr. Ruben Andersson . His dissertation entitled “ Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe ”, was defended at The London School of Economics and Political...

15 May 2013
Alistair Hunter is the winner of the 2013 IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award. His dissertation entitled “Retirement Home? France’s Migrant Worker Hostels and the Dilemma of Late-in-Life Return” , was defended at the University of Edinburgh...

14 May 2012
Zana Vathi , of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research, University of Sussex, won the award in 2012. Her dissertation – entitled ‘The Children of Albanian Migrants in Europe: Ethnic Identity, Transnational Ties and Pathways of Integration’ – is part...

31 August 2011
The winner of the IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award 2011 is Dr. Justus Uitermark from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dr. Uitermark obtained his PhD in 2010 from the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research at the University of...

01 July 2010
The winner of the first IMISCOE Maria Ioannis Baganha Dissertation Award is Dr. Juljana Vullnetari from the Sussex Centre for Migration Research at the University of Sussex, UK. Her manuscript, entitled Dynamics between Internal and International...