Best Master Thesis in Migration Studies Award

Every year we select the most outstanding Master thesis, which is offered the opportunity to be published in our GRITIM-UPF Working Paper Series

 

Master Thesis Details of the 12th Edition of the Master´s program in Migration Studies (2020-2021)

Master Students, Thesis Topics and Supervisors

Name

of Student

Topic

Supervisor

 

Federica Peloso

 

The consequences of climate migration with a focus on gender and intersectionality 

 

Zenia Hellgren

 

Victor Tretter

 

Conspiracy Theories and migration: how the conspirational discourse against immigrant shapes political and violent action from the far-right 

 

Martin Lundsteen

 

Giulia Marasca

 

The role of feminist organization for the protections of immigrants rights during the Covid-19 pandemic: the case of Barcelona

 

Juan Carlos Treviño

 

Philine Linh Matzen

 

The differences between foreign and national criminals represented in media coverage

 

Evren Yalaz

 

Mireia Ros

 

Canarian narratives after the migration phenomenon of 2020 

 

Juan Carlos Treviño

 

Isabel Clifford

 

Barriers to Homing and Integration for Asylum-Seeker and Refugee Children in British Primary Schools: A Research Proposal

This thesis won the Best Master Thesis in Migration Studies Award 2020/2021

 

Zenia Hellgren

 

Lina Montoya 

 

Rural Migration in Catalunya 

 

Juan Carlos Treviño

 

Nuria Pedros Barnils

 

Covid-19 short-term socioeconomic impacts on the migrant population in pain 

 

Evren Yalaz

 

Gharam Al Yousef

 

Refugee Return to Syria: The case of Lebanon 

 

Lorenzo Gabrielli 

 

Silvia Caraballo 

 

Transnationalism and the Cuban Diaspora's Political Participation in Spain and the United States of America

 

Evren Yalaz 

 

Afroditi Konstantopoulou

 

How violence against female migrants in the border is depicted in photojounalism

 

Evren Yalaz

 

Hania Eid 

 

The commodification of Migrants and Refugees: Modern-day Slavery in Libya and Lebanon

 

Lorenzo Gabrielli

 

Vasiliki Iliopoulou

 

The integration policies about immigrants in Grecee

 

Martin Lundsteen 

 

Federica Rossi

 

“Decreto Sicurezza”: a new hope for the recognition of environmental migrants in Italy

 

Lorenzo Gabrielli 

 

Mary Carmen Loor Cañarte

 

Sociolaboral effects of COVID19 irregular migrants the (in)existance measures of Spanish goverment to alleviate them

 

Aida Torrez Pérez

 

Laura Valerie Fritz

 

How could the situation of forcibly displaced unaccompanied children and youth be improved? A case study taking into consideration the impact of psychosocial programs on the lives of unaccompanied children and youth 

 

Dirk Gebhardt

 

Cansu Segur 

 

Intersectionality of Identity and Migration: A case study on Dom Refugees in Turkey

 

Dirk Gebhardt

 

Master Thesis Details of the 11th Edition of the Master´s program in Migration Studies (2019-2020)

 

 

Master Students, Thesis Topics and Supervisors

Name

of Student

Topic

Supervisor

 

Anna Porta Pi-Sunyer

 

The Role of Interculturalism in Catalan Universities.

 

Gemma Pinyol-Jiménez

 

Aurelia Eleonora Tolloy

 

The Five Pillars of Identity: Integration of Syrian Refugees in Austria.

 

Veronica Benet-Martinez

 

Bianca Steffenhagen

 

Recognizing Super-Diversity? How the Offices of Interculturality in Munich and Barcelona Meet the Challenges of a Diverse Population.

 

Dirk Gebhardt

 

Chigozie Ruth Ogbonna

 

Economic Migration and Brain Drain in Nigeria.

 

Lorenzo Gabrielli

 

Emre Sepici

 

Transnational Practices of Syrian Refugees in Turkey.

 

Lorenzo Gabrielli

 

Irene Rocchi

 

Discourse on Islam in Italy: The Socio-political Effects of the Politization of Religion by the Far-right.

 

Evren Yalaz

 

Janis Janowsky

 

Knowledge Exchange in the Spanish Network of Intercultural Cities.

 

Daniel de Torres Barderi

 

Jelena Luyts

 

The Representation of Migrants in the Belgian Press: Before and
after the Terrorist Attacks of March 22nd 2016.

 

Evren Yalaz

 

Malin Johnsson

 

A Change of Heart? A Comparative Study of the Framing of Immigration in Swedish Newspapers in 2015.

 

Zenia Hellgren

 

Maria del Rosario Perea Garcés

 

The Rap of the Outcasted: A Discourse Analysis of Spanish Rap Music and its Role in Migrants’ Political Participation in Spain.

 

Martin Lundsteen

 

Michelle Crijns

 

Queer Asylum: Homonationalism, Orientalist Narratives, and the Fight for Identity Recognition.

 

Ricard Zapata-Barrero

 

Mostafa El Kordy

 

Rafah Border: Terrorism and Border Control throughout Different Regimes.

 

Lorenzo Gabrielli

 

Niki Pyrovolaki

 

Teitiota´s Case and its Impact on the International Legal Framework on Climate-forced Displacement.

 

Daniel de Torres Barderi

 

Rebecca Massaro

 

The (In)Effectiveness of the U.S. Immigration Policy.

 

Aida Torres Pérez

 

Rose Mirene Mouansie Mapiemfou

 

Making the Invisible of Migration Visible. Highly Skilled Migrant Women: How to Enforce their Agencies?

 

Zenia Hellgren

 

Shannon Gouppy

 

Identity (De-)Construction of Muslim Artists in French-speaking Belgium: A gender Comparison.

 

Marco Martiniello

 

Sonay Barazesh 

 

 

The Syrian Refugee Labor Supply Shock in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon: Literature on the impacts on labor markets, economies and policies 

This thesis won the Best Master Thesis in Migration Studies Award 2019/2020
Ivan Martín

 

Tarek Saliba Rodriguez

 

Interculturalism and the Catalan Pro-independence Movement: The End of Catalan Nationalism?

 

Gemma Pinyol-Jiménez

 

 

Master Thesis Details of the 10th Edition of the Master´s program in Migration Studies (2018-2019)

 

Master Students, Thesis Topics and Supervisors

Name of Student

Topic

Supervisor

Adnane Derj

Football Supporterism´s Influence on Migrants´Integration: The Case of Standard de Liège.

Marco Martiniello

Ahmed Kadiri

How did Canada Become One of the Most Popular Destination Countries for Immigration in the World? An Analysis of the “Canadian Exceptionalism” regarding Immigration.

 

Lorenzo Gabrielli

Arife Demir

How do Racist Crimes against Immigrants have Repercussions in Society? The Analysis of the NSU Case in Germany

 

Martin Lundsteen

Aylin Huri Kuyucu

Highly Skilled Turkish Migrants in Barcelona and Berlin: Negotiating Boundaries of Turkishness.

Evren Yalaz

Joelle Nicole Spahni

EU´s Responsibility on Libya´s Detention Centers.

Silvia Morgades Gil

Philippa Sophie Fraas 

 

The Impact of the “Burka Ban” in Denmark The Veiled Women’s Lived Experiences

This thesis won the Best Master Thesis in Migration Studies Award 2019/2020
 Zenia Hellgren

Jordan Astyn Kaye

A Crisis in the Making: The Latinx Threat Narrative and U.S. Border Enforcement Spiral.

Daniel de Torres Barderi

Maria Claret Campana

At the Intersection of Security and Religious Management: The Case of Salafism and Salafi Imams in Catalonia.

Ricard Zapata-Barrero

Marieke A.H. Ekenhorst

“Don´t Touch My Hair” – Unheard Voices of Afrofeminisim in Spain.

Gemma Pinyol-Jiménez

Michéle Foege

Building Peace by Distance: Taking the Example of Palestinians and Israelis Living in Barcelona.

Martin Lundsteen

Micol Montesano

Social Capital within the Camp: Italy and the Case of Asylum Seekers in ´Extraordinary Reception Centers´.

Dirk Gebhardt

Pablo Martínez Roca

Nowhere over the Rainbow: Discrimination, Migratory Syndrome and Stigma in LGBT + Migrants and Refugees.

Veronica Benet-Martinez

Pablo André Viteri Moreira

The Quito Process: The First Step towards a Regional Agreement on Migration in South America.

Dirk Gebhardt

Stephanie Halperin

A Reinterpretation of Spanish Identity: Dual Citizenship for Sephardic Jews.

Zenia  Hellgren

 

 

Master Thesis Details of the 9th Edition of the Master´s program in Migration Studies (2017-2018)

 

Master Students, Thesis Topics and Supervisors

Name of Student 

Topic

Supervisor

Alejandra Chávez Tristancho

How Could We Take Advantage of Diversity? An Analysis from the Private to the Public Sector.

Gemma Pinyol-Jiménez

Ana Calvo Sierra

Offshoring Asylum in the EU: An Analysis of the Limits Imposed by the European Standards of Human Rights.

Silvia Morgades Gil

Chiara Scalera

Residential Segregation and Islamic Radicalisation: The Case of Second-generation Muslim Immigrants in Catalonia.

Zenia Hellgren

Dino Islamagic

National and Cultural Identity among Second Generation Immigrants Case Study: Second Generation Bosnians in Norway.

Dirk Gebhardt

Fernanda Honesko

The Lack of International Protection for Environmental Migrants.

Aida Torres Pérez

Giulia Dagonnier

Access to Healthcare among Migrant Women in Brussels: Residential Segregation and Intersectionality.

Zenia Hellgren, Jean-Michel Lafleur, Daniela Vintila

Gülce Şafak Özdemir

Solidarity Building in Practice: The Case Study of Barcelona.

Ricard Zapata-Barrero

Gulperi Destina Eryigit

Motivations behind the Study of Catalan by Immigrants in Barcelona.

Evren Yalaz

Julia Koopmans

Local Integration Policies for Temporary Migrants in the European Union: Filling the Gap between the Integration Needs of Transient Migrants and Settlement-oriented Policies.

Dirk Gebhardt

Juni Van Kleef

The Discourse of ‘Dutchness’: A Case Study about the Segregation and Discrimination in Amsterdam.

John Rossman Bertholf Palmer

Karina Melkonian

A Study of the Prevalence of Compassion Fatigue Among Humanitarian Workers.

John Rossman Bertholf Palmer

Kristina Rumenova Stankova

Bulgarian Elderly Population´s Perception of Immigrants: The Case of the “Migrant Hunters”.

Juan Carlos Triviño Salazar

Natasha Tavares

Different Immigrant Groups, Varying Threats and Distinct Emotions.

Verónica Benet-Martínez

Paola Aiello

Narratives of Migration through Political Discourses. The Italian Case of Salvini: 2014th European Parliament Election - 2018th National Political Election.

Marco Martiniello

Saskia Natalia Basa

Is the Cooption of LGBTI Claims Fuelling Racism and Islamophobia? Reflections on the Rise of Right-Wing Homonationalism in Europe.

Gemma Pinyol-Jiménez

Shaden Anwar Masri

EU Remote Control Policies and the Implications on Migrants´ and Asylum Seekers´ Rights: A Security-Based Approach. Turning a Blind Eye on Human Rights of Migrants.

Silvia Morgades Gil

Steffy Dubois

Political Mobilization of Irregular Street Vendors: The Case of Barcelona.

Marco Martiniello

Stéphanie Monique Martin

Mobilisation Contre les Centres de Retention pour Migrants: Comparaison entre la Belgique et l’Espagne.

Christophe Dubois

Stephen Bolmain

Immigrants and Nationalists: Political Participation of Immigrants in the Contemporary Catalan Nationalist Movement.

Marco Martiniello

Yuri Yu

Right to Work vs Self-reliance: A Critical Analysis of Economic Integration of Refugees in the Segmented Labour Markets in Europe.

Iván Martín