Dr. Masja van Meeteren is Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminology, Leiden Law School. Her research interests include intersections of migration, migration policy, informal social structures, crime and criminalization. She has conducted research on irregular (‘illegal’) migration, intended and unintended consequences of migration policies, migrant legalisation, informal labour, immigrant integration and transnationalism, and the role of formal and informal social networks in facilitating different forms of migration and immigrant integration.
- Irregular migrants in Belgium and the Netherlands. (2014)
- Destination Netherlands. History of immigration and immigration policy in the Netherlands. (2013)
- Beyond community. An analysis of social capital and the social networks of Brazilian immigrants in Amsterdam. (2013)
- Living different dreams. Aspirations and social activities of irregular migrants in the Low Countries. (2012)
- Striving for a better position. Aspirations and the role of cultural, economic and social capital for irregular migrants in Belgium. (2009)