Dr. Talitha Dubow


Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development

Talitha Dubow is a postdoctoral researcher at the UNU-MERIT Graduate School. Her research focusses on migrant experiences, decision-making and trajectories, and the impacts of policies on these. In this role, Talitha has worked on studies funded or commissioned by the European Commission; the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ); the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) The Netherlands; the Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) of the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security; the World Food Programme (WFP); and the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN). Prior to joining UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University, Talitha worked on research projects spanning innovation and entrepreneurship, civic engagement and political participation, and counter-radicalisation and violent extremism. Talitha holds a PhD from Maastricht University, an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from UNU-MERIT/Maastricht University, and a BA in French and Spanish from the University of Cambridge.

Selected publications by Talitha Dubow

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Kuschminder, Katie & Talitha Dubow, 2022, Moral Exclusion, Dehumanisation, and Continued Resistance to Return: Experiences of Refused Afghan Asylum Seekers in the Netherlands, Geopolitics, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14650045.2022.2055462
Dubow, Talitha & Katherine Kuschminder, 2021, Family strategies in refugee journeys to Europe, Journal of Refugee Studies, More information

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Dubow, Talitha, Katrin Marchand & Melissa Siegel, 2020, International student mobility decision-making in a European context, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2020-031

Research reports
Merkle, Ortrun, Talitha Dubow & Vuk Raicevic, 2022, Towards inclusion of LGBTI+ refugees in service provision in the Western Balkans, Study commissioned by: Regional Project on Preventing and Combatting Trafficking in Human Beings commissioned by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), More information
Dubow, Talitha & Katie Kuschminder, 2021, EU Exit Regimes in Practice: Sustainable Return and Reintegration, ADMIGOV deliverable 2.4, More information
Dubow, Talitha, Sze Eng Tan & Katherine Kuschminder, 2021, EU Exit Regimes in Practice: Sustainable Return and Reintegration in Albania, ADMIGOV Interim Report for Deliverable 2.4, More information
Dubow, Talitha, Sarah Roeder, Katrin Marchand & Melissa Siegel, 2019, Evidence of the Determinants of Migration in the EU, H2020 REMINDER Working Paper, More information
Kuschminder, Katherine, Talitha Dubow, Ahmet Icduygu, Aysen Ustubici, Eda Kiriscioglu, Godfried Engbersen & Olga Mitrovic, 2019, Decision Making on the Balkan Route and the EU-Turkey Statement, WODC Report, More information

Dubow, Talitha, 2023, Decision-making of irregularised migrants throughout the migration trajectory, PhD dissertation Maastricht University