2022: Asaf Augusto, Elisa Alves, Russell King & Jorge Malheiros

During the conference jury members decided unanimously that the winners of the Award were Asaf Augusto, Elisa Alves, Russell King & Jorge Malheiros, for their work on “Reciprocal migration: the coloniality of recent two-way migration links between Angola and Portugal.” The jury noted that the is “a highly innovative theoretical and empirical contribution to understand the reciprocal migrations between Angola and Portugal over the last 10-15 years. While migration is normally studied as a one-way street, this paper seeks to shed light on the reciprocity and dynamics of migration in a postcolonial setting which is a highly innovative approach. The empirical material is rich and very well presented and theory is established profoundly. Furthermore, the authors offer an insight into power relations behind these migrations, using and adapting the core-periphery theory.”

The Prize-certificate was handed to Asaf Augusto and Elisa Alves by Rinus Penninx in the name of the coordinator of IMISCOE and of the chief editor of the journal Comparative Migration Studies. 

Winners

  • 2023: Naiara Rodriguez-Pena

    The Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award 2023 has been awarded to Naiara Rodriguez-Pena for her paper on "Aspiring to be ‘here’ and ‘there’: Conflicting intrinsic and instrumental migration aspirations". Naiara is an early stage researcher within the EJD...
  • 2022: Asaf Augusto, Elisa Alves, Russell King & Jorge Malheiros

    During the conference jury members decided unanimously that the winners of the Award were Asaf Augusto, Elisa Alves, Russell King & Jorge Malheiros, for their work on “Reciprocal migration: the coloniality of recent two-way migration links between...
  • 2019: Lea Müller-Funk

    Dr. Lea Müller-Funk was awarded the IMISCOE - Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award 2019 for her paper "Investigating mobility aspirations of refugees in fragile political contexts: Ethical reflections and methodological choices.” Dr. Lea Müller-Funk was...
  • 2018: Sarah Nimführ and Buba Sesay

    The Rinus Penninx Best Paper Award 2018 has been awarded to Sarah Nimführ and Buba Sesay for their paper entitled: “Lost in Limbo? Moving Contours and Practices of Settlements of Non-Deportable Refugees in the Mediterranean Area.”
  • 2017: René Kreichauf

    The winner was René Kreichauf's paper, ‘From Forced Migration to Forced Arrival: The Campisation of Refugee Accommodation Centres in European Cities’.