- Amelia Kuch
- International Development School of Social and Political Science University of Edinburgh
- Edinburgh UK EH8 9LD
- Research Interests
- Refugee studies, Migration, durable solutions, Citizenship, Mobility, Borderlands, Land Tenure Systems, Land governance, Urban development, International development, ethnography, Qualitative Research Methods, Tanzania, Burundi
Citizenship in Exile
Research Project Description
My research is an ethnographic study of naturalization of Burundian refugees in Tanzania. Through the lens of this case, I explore markers and functions of national citizenship in a context of exile. Drawing on the experiences and narratives of former refugees, I propose an alternative way of conceptualizing citizenship from a perspective of mobility. Moreover, the project gives new insights into the role of land and property rights, political participation, safety, and freedom of movement in the implementation of durable solutions.
2015-present: Ph.D., University of Edinburgh
2013-2014: MSc, Oxford University [distinction]
2009-2012: BA Hons, University College Utrecht
(Co-author) Katy Long, Elisa Mosler Vidal, Amelia Kuch and Jessica Hagen-Zanker. 2017. Citizenship, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Briefing paper. Overseas Development Institute.
Amelia Kuch. 2017. Naturalization of Burundian Refugees in Tanzania: The Debates on Local Integration and the Meaning of Citizenship Revisited. Journal of Refugee Studies, 30(3), 468-487.
Amelia Kuch. 2016. Naturalization of Burundian refugees in Tanzania. Forced Migration Review, (52), 63-64.
(Co-author) James Milner and Amelia Kuch. 2016. Naturalization in Tanzania: Lessons from the ebb and flow of the process. RefLAW. The University of Michigan Law School
Related Work in International Development:
2017- present: Advisor, Wayair Foundation, Poland
2016-2017: Researcher, International Rescue Committee (IRC), Tanzania
2012: Grants& Collaborations, Prince Claus Fund, the Netherlands
2015-2018: Awarded Excellence in European Doctoral Training (ExEDE): a joint PhD scholarship award between the University of Edinburgh (Scotland) and Aarhus University (Denmark)
2014: Terence Ranger Prize for the Best Dissertation, Oxford University
Dr Katy Long, Stanford University
Dr Andrew Bowman & Dr Hazel Gray, University of Edinburgh
Dr Lotte Meinart, Aarhus University
I am a certified yoga and meditation teacher.