Refugee Youth in Public Space


Scholarly publications

  • Huizinga, R.P. & van Liempt, I. (2024). “It’s not that i don’t like it here, it’s just that I eventually want to live somewhere else”: young refugees’  contested arrival experiences, local racialized discourses and emergent future selves in Amsterdam. Urban Geography.
  • Kirndörfer, E. & Hiller, L. (2023). Storytelling und Postkolonialität. Wie wir marginalisierte Perspektiven auf (Stadt-)Räume jenseits von Linearität und Abgeschlossenheit sichtbar und erfahrbar machen können. In: Singer, K., Schmidt, K. & Neuburger, M.: artographies – Kreativ-künstlerische Zugänge zu einer machtkritischen Raumforschung, transcript, pp. 68-89.
  • Benwell, M.C., Hopkins, P. and Finlay, R. (2023). The slow violence of austerity politics and the UK’s ‘hostile environment’: Examining the responses of third sector organisations supporting people seeking asylum. Geoforum, 145.
  • Kox, M., van Liempt, I. and Smits, A. (2023). Shaping a climate of arrival: National and local media representations of refugees’ arrival infrastructures in the Netherlands. Journal of Refugee Studies, 36(1), 46-54.
  • De Backer, M., Hopkins, P., van Liempt, I, Finlay, R., Kirndörfer, E., Kox, M., Benwell, M.C. and Hörschelmann, K. (Eds.)(2023). Refugee Youth: Migration, Justice and Urban Space. Bristol: Bristol University Press.
  • De Backer, M., Felten, P., Kirndörfer, E., Kox, M. and Finlay, R. (2022). ‘Their lives are even more on hold now’: Migrants’ experiences of waiting and immobility during the COVID-19 pandemic. Social & Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/14649365.2022.2111699.
  • Kox, M. & van Liempt, I. (2022). “I have to start all over again.” The Role of Institutional and Personal Arriva Infrastructures in Refugees’ Home-making Processes in Amsterdam. Comparative Population Studies, 47, 165-184.
  • De Backer, M. & Mazzola, A. (2021). Liminal spaces of migrant reception in times of crisis. Cartografie Soziali, 10, 143-156.
  • Mazzola, A., & De Backer, M. (2021). Solidarity with vulnerable migrants during and beyond the state of crisis. Culture, Practice and Europeanization, 6(1), 55-69.
  • De Backer, M. & Melgaço, L. (2021). “Everybody has to move, you can’t stand still”: policing of public space during the pandemic and the impact on the most vulnerable urban populations in Brussels. In: B. Doucet, R. van Melik & P. Filion (eds.), Global Reflections on COVID-19 Urban Inequalities. Bristol: Policy Press. (accepted for publication)
  • De Backer, M. (2021). Micro-politics and the strategies and tactics of visibility. In: A.M. Brighenti (ed.), The New Politics of Visibility: Spaces, Actors, Practices and Technologies in The Visible. Bristol: Intellect Books (accepted for publication)
  • Melgaço, L. & De Backer, M. (2020). Justice is spatial, also during the pandemic: the case of the Blankenberge beach riot. City & Society. 

 Popular publications

Presentations, lectures and round tables

  • Van Liempt, I.C. (04/29/2021). Round Table Discussion 1: Migration Narratives, Research and Practice: Digital Methods, Arts, Visual methods and Literature. VOLPOWER Academic workshop.
  • Kox, M.H. & Van Liempt, I.C. (04/27/2021). “I am an Amsterdammer?” The role of formal and informal arrival infrastructures in refugee and asylum youth’s home-making processes in Amsterdam. University of Luxemburg/virtual: REFUGOV-conference.
  • Kox, M.H. & Van Liempt, I.C.  (04/22/2021). Arrival in a climate of suspicion. Refugee youth’s everyday experiences in the urban fabric of Amsterdam. Utrecht University (virtual): Conference Migrant belongings: digital practices and the everyday.
  • Finlay, R. (4/10/2021). Racialization, Lockdown and the Spatial and Temporal Reshaping of Asylum Seeker and Refugee Lives. Race and Refugee Geographies Session at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference.
  • Finlay, R. (4/14/2021). Lockdown and the Spatial and Temporal Reshaping of Asylum Seeker and Refugee Everyday Lives. Race. Ethnicity and Migration stream at the British Sociological Association Annual Conference.
  • Finlay, R, (4/10/2021). Seeking refugee and failing asylum governance in the time of COVID-19. Geographies of Social Change seminar.
  • Mazzola A. & De Backer M. (04/07/2021 to 04/09/2021). Solidarity towards migrants during the Covid-19 pandemic. Creative solutions between civil society initiatives and the state. ABSP conference.
  • Kox, M.H. (09/13/2020).Guest Lecture (2020, September 13). Wat als je naar Nederland vlucht? [What if you flee to the Netherlands?] Guest Lecture Museum Youth University (children 8-12 years old)