Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels

Senior Lecturer in Migration and Politics, University of Kent

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.

Experience

  • 2006–present
    Senior Lecturer in Migration and Poliitics, University of Kent at Brussels

Education

  • 1999 
    Georgetown University, PhD in Government

Publications

  • 2019
    The disinterested state: negative diasporic policy as an expression of state inclusion and national exclusion, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • 2018
    Modeling American Migration Aspirations: How Capital, Race, and National Identity Shape Americans’ Ideas about Living Abroad, International Migration Review
  • 2015
    ‘The distance between us’: A comparative examination of the technical, spatial and temporal dimensions of the transnational social relationships of highly skilled migrants, Global Networks
  • 2015
    ‘Gotta go visit family’: reconsidering the relationship between tourism and transnationalism, Population, Space and Place
  • 2014
    Migrants or Expatriates? Americans in Europe, Palgrave