Ester Serra Mingot

I started working as a PhD student at the Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development Research Programme at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in Maastricht University in 2014. My particular research is focused on the transnational social protection of Sudanese migrants in Europe and their families back home.
I completed my BA degree in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Alicante (Spain), and after working several years as an interpreter, language teacher and tour guide in the Middle East, I conducted an MA in International Relations, Safety and Development at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), with focus in Middle Eastern politics and the role of women in the Egyptian Arab Spring.
In 2013 I finished an Erasmus Mundus Master in Migrations and Intercultural Relations at Oldenburg University (Germany), Stavanger University (Norway ) and Ahfad University (Sudan). I wrote my Master thesis of the challenges faced by South Sudanese women living in Khartoum after the separation of the two countries. After finishing this Master I worked as a consultant in Kenya.

Research interests: transnational families, migration, social protection, gender.

Countries of focus: Sudan, MENA region

Recent publications:

Serra Mingot, E., & Mazzucato, V. (2018). Providing social protection to mobile populations: symbiotic relationships between migrants and welfare institutions. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 1-17.

Mingot, E. S., & Mazzucato, V. (2016). Mobile Populations in Immobile Welfare Systems: A Typology of Institutions Providing Social Welfare and Protection Within a Mobility Framework. The European Journal of Development Research, 1-19.

2013: Co-author (together with Jose da Cruz) of the article “The Asylum-Migration Nexus: Can Motivation Shape the Concept of Coercion? The Sudanese Transit Case”. To be published in the Journal of Third World Studies (JTWS) in the Fall 2013 issue. []

2012: “Transit Migration in the MENA Region. A Review in Case”. In: The Ahfad Journal. Women in Change. Vol. 29, Nr. 2, 2012. Omdurman: Ahfad University for Women.

2012: Review of the book, Multiculturalism, Religion and Women: Doing Harm by Doing Good?, by Marie Macey. Published in the Two Homelands. Migration Studies Journal. INŠTITUT ZA SLOVENSKO IZSELJENSTVO IN MIGRACIJE ZRC SAZU. Nr 35, 2012. [ issues/mjss%20vol%203%20no%2010%20july%202012.pdf]

2012: Review of the book: Women’s Roles in Sub-Saharan Africa by Toyin Falola and Nana Akua Amponsah. Published in African Studies Quarterly. Volume 13, Issue 3. Summer 2012 []


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