Dr. Minke Hajer

Urban Geography

Minke Hajer is a post-doctoral researcher with the I-Claim project. This project aims to uncover the spectrum and drivers of migrants’ irregular status, as well as the impact it has on migrant families, through an intersectional and intergenerational lens. The project combines the need to advance scientific knowledge and theorisation on the production of irregularity with the urgency to contribute to policy and public debates aimed at improving the lives of undocumented migrant households in Europe.

Prior to her current role, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Groningen, where she studied labour market integration of refugees in the north of the Netherlands; and as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Milan where she was involved in research projects regarding the integration of asylum seekers in Italy and the 2020 regularisation of irregular migrant workers in Italy. She holds a joint doctorate between the University of Amsterdam and the University of Milan, for which she studied citizenship struggles of irregular migrants in social movements in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Turin (Italy).

In 2023 she co-authored the book ‘Irregular Migration’, part of the IMISCOE research series. Which is available open access here.