The social consequences of the mobility of people, goods, power, and ideas constitute the central focus of the Moving Matters research programme. Members of the research group explore migrating people and moving commodities, as well as the shifting networks (of solidarity, remittances, knowledge, meaning, and power) that result from such practices. These networks stretch from the local to the transnational and necessarily involve encounters with the state through deportation regimes, access to resources and technologies, border infrastructures, decolonial and postcolonial movements, labour relations, and violence and conflict.
Welcome to an exciting research project that delves into the entrepreneurial activities of undocumented immigrants from Brazilian and Indonesian backgrounds living in the Netherlands. This unique project serves two distinct but equally important audiences: master of science students interested in social issues and entrepreneurship who will conduct the research and undocumented entrepreneurs themselves.
Are you a master's student passionate about social issues and entrepreneurship? If so, this research project offers you a unique and intellectually stimulating opportunity. Our goal is to provide you with a hands-on experience that combines academic rigor with real-world impact.
Our primary aim is to gain a comprehensive understanding of how undocumented immigrants from Indonesian and Brazilian backgrounds navigate entrepreneurial opportunities while living in the shadows of Dutch society. Here's what you can expect to explore:
As a student researcher, you'll engage in various methods, including interviews, life histories, observation, and surveys with undocumented migrants. Our comparative approach is innovative and experimental, aiming to identify differences in approaches and success factors among the Indonesian and Brazilian communities.
We understand that your situation is sensitive, and trust is of utmost importance. Here's why you can trust us:
This research project is a bridge between academia and the real world, offering master's students an incredible learning experience while providing a voice and understanding to undocumented entrepreneurs. We invite you to embark on this journey with us, making a difference in the lives of those living in the shadows of society.
Are you a master's student eager to contribute to groundbreaking research and gain valuable insights into undocumented entrepreneurship? Whether you're interested in the Brazilian or Indonesian community or have ideas for a different focus, we welcome your participation. You can send an email to:
Period: 01/11/2022 to 31/10/2025
The Eur-Asian Border Lab aims to catalyse trans-regional synergies and intellectual conversations among scholars studying borders and bordering across different world regions. We test theoretical ideas in diverse empirical settings and apply insights from academically peripheral regions to the heart of mainstream theorization of border studies. We understand bordering as an increasingly complicated and nuanced conceptual process at the core of many critical developments and practices worldwide.
Funded by the Horizon Europe Twinning programme
Period: 01/09/2023 to 31/08/2026
When organisations talk about equality, diversity and inclusion, they mainly focus on helping minority groups. But what about the norm group? This project examines what individuals and organisations do to maintain the norm, or ‘sameness’ (uniformity), by perpetuating privilege on the one hand and reproducing marginalisation on the other. The research will take place in different academic and professional settings where ‘professionalism’ is taught: in classrooms, middle management and the medical profession. It will reveal imagined similarities in values, attitudes and approaches to professionalism and develop concrete methods to break through them – to create more equal and inclusive Dutch universities.