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Ahlam Chemlali’s research focuses on migration and border management, gender and violence, sexual and gender-based violence, slow violence, life in transit, migrants’ everyday lives, deportations and European migration politics. Chemlali’s geographic focus is on North Africa, specifically Libya, Tunisia and Morocco and Europe's Southern borders.
Ahlam Chemlali’s research examines the politics and practices of border violence in contemporary European migration politics. Chemlali explores how the militarisation and externalisation of European border control to North Africa produces the everyday violence of the border and how this shapes gendered experiences. Her research project offers a unique ethnographic perspective on how West African migrant women in transit navigate and negotiate the violent terrains that characterizes the North African borderlands, with special attention to Libya and Tunisia.
At DIIS - Danish Insitute for International Studies Ahlam is a part of the project ‘Women on the Move’ which is concerned with the gendered aspects of irregular migration to Europe. Specifically, the attention is on women migrants in transit, and waiting in transit camps, along the African-European migration route, in Nigeria, Niger, Libya and Italy. The project is funded by Open Society Foundation, New York.
At AAU Copenhagen Campus, Ahlam Chemlali will teach at GRS - Global Refugee Studies with special emphasis on borders, transit, violence, and gender.
The PhD is hosted at DIIS – Danish Institute for International Studies at the Migration and Global Order unit and funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research.
PhD Fellow, Danish Institute for International Studies
1 Dec 2020 → 1 Jan 2024
- Sociology and Social Conditions
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Plambech, S., Chemlali, A. & Cerio, M. C., 2022, Dansk Institut for Internationale Studier, DIIS. 46 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Report
Chemlali, A. & El Ghali, A., 7 Apr 2022, In: Revue Tunisienne de Science Politique. 7, 1, p. 81 105 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile14 Downloads (Pure)
Lemberg-Pedersen, M., Whyte, M. Z. & Chemlali, A., 18 Nov 2021, In: Forced Migration Review. 68, p. 36-39 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › Research › peer-reviewOpen Access
Lemberg-Pedersen, M., Chemlali, A., Whyte, Z. & Tan, N. F., 19 Mar 2021, Centre for Advanced Migration Studies. 53 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Report › ResearchOpen AccessFile67 Downloads (Pure)
Forsker Ahlam Chemlali: Regeringens plan om asyllejre i Nordafrika underkender de sidste seks års migrationserfaringer i og omkring MiddelhavetChemlali, A., 13 Apr 2021, In: Raeson.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Journal article › CommunicationOpen Access
Ahlam Chemlali (Organizer)10 Dec 2021
Activity: Attending an event › Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars
Ahlam Chemlali (Peer reviewer)15 Sep 2021 → 15 Oct 2021
Activity: Editorial work and peer review › Peer review of manuscripts › Communication
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