Marie Godin

Research Officer, Mobile Welfare Project

Marie Godin’s research interests lie in the area of migration and development, with a focus on diaspora engagement and women's participation in peace-building and (post)-conflict reconstruction. Her new research project aims to provide a better understanding of the role of social protection in destination and origin countries (within and towards Europe) in shaping migration aspirations and decisions (

Marie holds an MSc in Forced Migration from the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, and completed her doctorate at the University of East London in December 2015. Her research examined the nature of political activism carried out by Congolese women from the diaspora in Belgium and the UK through an intersectional analysis of diaspora politics.

In the media
European welfare systems in times of mobility

Journal articles and special issues

Godin, Marie (2017) 'Breaking the silences, breaking the frames: a gendered diasporic analysis of sexual violence in the DRC', Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
Godin, Marie (with G Doná) (2016) ''Refugee voices', new social media and politics of representation: Young Congolese in the diaspora and beyond', Refuge: Canada's Journal on Refugees 32 (1) 60-71
Godin, Marie (2016) 'Theatre and Photography as New Contentious Repertoires of Congolese Women in the Diaspora: Towards Another Politics of Representation of Rape', African Diaspora 9 (1-2) 101-27
Godin, Marie (2015) 'Heart of a Mother: Performative Diasporic Engagements with Gender based Violence in the DR Congo', Journal of Culture and African Women Studies 26
Godin, Marie (with D Garbin) (2013) '‘Saving the Congo’: transnational social fields and politics of home in the Congolese diaspora', The African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal 6 113-30


Godin, Marie (with Barbara Herman, Andrea Rea, Rebecca Thys) (2015) 'Moroccan and Congolese Migrant Organizations in Belgium'. In A Portes, P Fernandez-Kelly (eds) The State and the Grassroots: Immigrant Transnational Organizations in Four Continents , New York: Berghahn Books
01 August, 2018
Marie Godin wins British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship
28 Oct, 2016
'Women and Young Girls at Risk as Camps in Calais Are Cleared'. Marie Godin writes for Refugees Deeply
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