Valentina Mazzucato

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials V.
Main position Hoogleraar UM
Disciplines Migration, ethnic relations and multiculturalism
  Development studies
Chair Globalisation and Development
Domain Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Membership Member
Since 2019
Member of Behavioural Sciences, Social Sciences and Law
Employed by Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Society Studies
Grote Gracht 90-92
6211 SZ Maastricht
tel.  043 388 3381
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Valentina Mazzucato studies migrant flows. She and her research group were the first to study migrants as well as the families they leave behind, showing that migrants initially receive money and goods from their home country and only later send money and goods back. As a result, migrants and the families they have left behind often maintain close ties. Working with Ghanaian migrants, Mazzucato staged a play about her research that was performed for Dutch and Ghanaian policymakers, teachers and migrants and provided the basis for a round-table discussion.