Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, PhD, is Senior Lecturer in Migration and Politics at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent, located in Brussels, Belgium, where she directs the MA International Migration. She has been Visiting Scholar at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University, and Visiting Professor of Migration and Integration at the University of Vienna. She received her PhD and MA from Georgetown University and her AB from Harvard College.
Her research interests include migrant political transnationalism and the role of citizenship in integration. She has worked in the past on Aussiedler (ethnic German) migration to Germany from the former Soviet Union, and on other aspects of German citizenship and integration processes. The emigration, integration and citizenship status of US citizens living abroad are her current research focus.
Selected publications include Migrants or Expatriates? Americans in Europe (Palgrave, 2014) and "Modeling American Migration Aspirations: How Capital, Race, and National Identity Shape Americans’ Ideas about Living Abroad" with Helen B. Marrow, International Migration Review, 2018, https://doi.org/10.1177/0197918318806852.