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Melissa Mouthaan

PhD candidate at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)


Current PhD student in the Centre of Development Studies at Cambridge. PhD title "Migration Policy Formulation in Senegal and Ghana: a study of competing actors in EU-African migration governance."

Upon completing a BA in History and Sociology in 2009 and a MA in Global Social Policy in 2011 at the University of Sheffield, I interned at Oxfam GB and UNESCO, and worked as a consultant for the European Commission in research and communications capacities.

Research Interests

My research addresses EU cooperation with West African countries and the scope for third countries to shape the EU's external migration regime. My research interests include the EU's cooperation with non-EU countries in migration, the migration-development and migration-security nexus, and the politics of policy-making.