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Omar Achfay

PhD candidate

Mr. O. Achfay
+31 71 527 8073

I am an Amsterdam based interdisciplinary migration and diaspora researcher. In my work I combine a legal, socio-cultural and a historical approach to migration, as I believe migration is best understood when studied through the lens of multiple disciplines. Currently I am working as a Phd candidate at Leiden University, where I am conducting research into the history of LGBT+ migration from the Middle East and North Africa, and the ways in which Dutch policies and organizations have affected this group over the last three decades. The research focuses on the late 1990's and early 2000’s era, which saw the rise of (white) Dutch nationalism with the creation of right-wing political parties such as ‘LPF’. The research is financed by the European Commission and is situated within the multi-national Horizon 2020 research project, ‘Interconnecting Histories and Archives for Migrant Agency: Entangled Narratives Across Europe and the Mediterranean Region.’ Feel free to contact me for inquiries.

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Economische en Sociale geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 0.11a


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