Ruben Andersson
Ruben Andersson

Ruben Andersson’s dissertation entitled “Clandestine Migration and the Business of Bordering Europe”, was defended at The London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London in March 2013. The award ceremony is to take place during the opening plenary of the upcoming IMISCOE conference in Madrid, on Thursday August 28.

This dissertation is ‘an ambitious and multifaceted ethnographic study of the “industry of illegality” at the Spanish-Moroccan border. It’s main contribution and originality lies in the fact that it paints a vivid image of the roles and workings of a wide array of stakeholders in the context of irregular arrivals from sub-Saharan Africa to Spain, including migrants, different types of governmental actors, civil society stakeholders and others, which Andersson describes as a “migration industry”’, writes IMISCOE on its website.

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