SOAS University of London

Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Dr Anne-Line Rodriguez


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Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies

Research Associate

Dr Anne-Line Rodriguez


Anne-Line Rodriguez works on the social experiences in West Africa of the European governance of migration. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from SOAS. Her thesis, entitled Social respectability in Dakar at the time of EU border closure: an ethnography, examined the new formations of subjectivity and practices created in Senegal in the context of EU migration control. Current research focus and interests include: EU migration policies in Europe and their externalisation to West Africa; ‘illegality’ in Europe; the anthropology of urban West Africa; involuntary immobility; youth; gender; hope and aspirations; the moral economy; the development system.


Rodriguez, A.-L. 2017. European attempts to govern African youths by raising awareness of the risks of migration: ethnography of an encounter. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Doi: 10.1080/1369183X.2017.1415136.

Rodriguez, A.-L. 2015. Three stories about living without migration in Dakar: coming to terms with the contradictions of the moral economy. AFRICA: the Journal of the International African Institute 85 (2): 333-355.