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Senior Policy Analyst, MPI Europe
Jasmijn Slootjes is a Senior Policy Analyst with MPI Europe, primarily working on migrant integration. Her research areas include migrant health, labor market integration, migrants’ access to services, integration policies, host-society responses to migration, and the use of innovative research methods to study migration.
Before joining MPI Europe, Dr. Slootjes was Executive Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) at the University of California, Berkeley. In this role, she worked on geospatial inequality in migrants’ access to health, legal, and refugee services by leading a multistate data-collection project and the development of an interactive mapping tool. She also worked on access to migrant services in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, spearheaded BIMI’s policy brief series, and organized the Summer Institute in Migration Research Methods. Before joining BIMI, she completed her PhD research about how migrants overcome health problems as obstacles to labor market integration. One of the emerging articles, focusing on the impact of workfare volunteering on migrant labor market integration, won the best publication of the year award in the International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. During her PhD, she was the coordinator of the Migration Diversity Centre and a Pat Cox Fellow at the Migration Policy Group. Previously, she studied the impact of budget cuts on integration courses and migrant language attainment at the Municipality of Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Dr. Slootjes holds a PhD in sociology (migration studies) from VU University Amsterdam, a master of science in migration studies from Utrecht University (cum laude), and a BA in political science and international relations (cum laude) from Utrecht University.