Marie Godin wins British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

01 August, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Marie Godin, who is currently a Research Officer on the Mobile Welfare project at ODID, has won a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, to be held at the department.

Her project is titled ‘Refugees, social protection and digital technologies in times of the “refugee crisis”’.

The so-called ‘European refugee crisis’ that has unfolded over the last few years has generated a dynamic response from a novel and diverse constellation of social actors in the European context: from humanitarian organisations, local authorities, international and local NGOs, private actors and grassroots actors, including citizens and refugees themselves. However, refugees are still studied, overwhelmingly, as recipients of aid in the design of state welfare policies.

In this regard the development of digital technologies has played a significant role in providing new opportunities for refugees while on the move but also on arrival in Western societies, especially in regard to fulfilling their social protection needs.

Marie’s project aims to explore how the development of tech-social protection initiatives led by, with or for refugees, is contributing to a reshaping of the politics of welfare at the local, national and transnational levels.

The British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are three-year awards made to an annual cohort of outstanding early career researchers.