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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 (www.mobilewefare.org).
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.