Anja van Heelsum: migration, African migration and African immigrants in the Netherlands

 

Why Migration will continue: Aspirations and Capacities of Ethiopians and Syrians with different educational backgrounds (2016)

 

Heelsum, A. van (2016) 'Why migration will continue: aspirations and capabilities of Syrians and Ethiopians with different educational backgrounds', Ethnic and Racial Studies Review 39 (9) 3001-3009. DOI:10.1080/01419870.2016.1159711 .

 

 

 

Somali's in the Netherlands (2010-2015)
Researchers: Dr. A.J. van Heelsum (commissioned by: Ministry of VROM), additional data gathered in 2015 by Ibtisaam Ashur.
 

This project focusses on the Somali community in the Netherlands. Simlar basic data as in the earlier project on African groups below are gathered, but more attention goes to the way in which Somali's interpret Islam, the high mobility of Somali's and a few specific characteristics of the Somali community like qat use, genital mutilation, and single mother families. The Somali part of the project will lead also to an English publication.

 

Publications:

Kassaye, A., I. Ashur, I. & A. van Heelsum (2016). The relationship between media discourses and experiences of belonging: Dutch Somali perspectives. Ethnicities 16 (5). Online first on 12 June 2016 with Open Access. DOI: 10.1177/1468796816653627.

Heelsum, A. (2011) Somaliers in Nederland, profiel 2011, Den Haag: Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijkrelaties.
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Heelsum, A. (2011) Why Somali's move, an investigation into migratory processes among Somalis, Paper presented on the 4th European Conference on African Studies, 15-18 July 2011 in Upsala, Sweden (panel 98)
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African immigrants in the Netherlands, a study on Angolans, Congolese, Ethiopians, Eritreans, Nigerians and Sudanese (2004-2006)
Researchers: Dr. A.J. van Heelsum and Thomas Hessels, DCIM/Ministry of Justice (Commissioned by: DCIM/ Ministry of Justice)
 

The first project (2004-2006) was an exploration of the characteristic of African communities in the Netherlands. It started with gathering basic demographic information on Ethiopians, Eritreans, Congolese, Nigerians, Sudanese and Angolans. Furthermore the project focused on civic community and organisational networks of these communities.

A second part (2010-1011) focusses on the Somali community in the Netherlands. Simlar basic data are gathered, but more attention goes to the way in which Somali's interpret Islam, the high mobility of Somali's and a few specific characteristics of the Somali community like qat use, genital mutilation, and single mother families. The Somali part of the project will lead also to an English publication.

 

Publications:

Heelsum, A. van & T. Hessels (2006) Afrikanen uit Angola, DR Congo, Ethiopië, Eritrea, Nigeria en Sudan in Nederland, een profiel, Den Haag: Ministerie van Justitie
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Heelsum, A. van (2005) Afrikanen in Nederland, Bevolkingstrends , 53 (3) 83-90

Heelsum, A. van (2006), Six African groups in the Netherlands
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Heelsum, A. van (2007), African associations in the Netherlands, presented at 'The European Conference on African Studies 2007' (ECAS) 11-14 July 2007 in Leiden
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