Winning award

IMARC alumnus Jill Stigter wins esteemed Han Entzinger Thesis Award

Jill Stigter, graduated at the International Master’s in Advanced Research in Criminology (IMARC), was awarded the Han Entzinger Award for the best Master thesis on migration and diversity in 2023. In her research, Jill conducted a narrative analysis of the lived experiences from people-on-the-move with harm resulting from migration control practices in Greece and the EU.

About The Han Entzinger Best Migration Master Thesis Award

Prof. dr. Han Entzinger has been one of the pioneers of migration research at Erasmus University Rotterdam as well as in The Netherlands and Europe more in general. At Erasmus University, he not only spurred the development of interdisciplinary research on migration and diversities, but also the increased attention to these themes within education. At a European scale, Han Entzinger was one of the pioneers of European networks for collaboration on migration studies (IMISCOE) and for the development of more comparative research. The Han Entzinger Best Migration Master Thesis Award is there to mark and keep alive this legacy of his work.

The jury

This years’ jury consisted of prof. dr. Jacco van Sterkenburg, dr. Warda Belabas, dr. Mieke Kox, and Dr. Nanneke Winters, chaired by prof. dr. Han Entzinger.  

Jill Stigter’s Master thesis deals with the lived experiences that people-on-the-move have with harm and injustices resulting from migration control practices of the EU and Greece. The thesis powerfully engages with the participants’ voices collected through fieldwork and in-depth interviews carried out in Greece. The activism and involvement of the researcher enabled her to capture the real voices and to make these vulnerable people feel ‘seen’. The empirical work is very strong, and the chosen methodology is highly original: a true award winner!” (Prof. dr. Han Entzinger).

Jill wrote her thesis under the supervision of prof. dr. Richard Staring from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, prof. dr. Gert Vermeulen and dr. Olga Petintseva from Ghent University.

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