Mrs Laurie Lijnders

Key information

BA Journalism (Tilburg);
MSc Cultural Anthropology (Utrecht)
Email address
Thesis title
Motherhood Across Borders (working title)
Internal Supervisors
Professor Laura Hammond & Dr Tania Tribe


I am a PhD candidate with the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS University of London. I am an anthropologist and my work has focused on human trafficking, asylum and border policies and violence along the migration route from the Horn of Africa to the Middle East and Europe. I have research, advocacy and community organising experience with universities, research institutes, charities, grass root movements and international organisations. In addition to my academic work, I trained as a doula.

Research interests

  • Social and Medical Anthropology
  • Gender Studies
  • Forced Migration
  • Maternal Health and rights
  • Phenomenological Ethnography

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