Utrecht University

Laura Candidatu is a PhD candidate within the project ‘Digital Crossings in Europe. Gender, Diaspora and Belonging (CONNECTINGEUROPE)’

As a part of the ERC project “Digital Crossings in Europe: Gender, Diaspora and Belonging,” Laura Candidatu has recently started her PhD research that explores the relation between women’s migration and digital technologies. Using a comparative approach and various digital methods, the research will focus on Somali, Romanian and Turkish women migrants who have settled in Amsterdam.

Previously, Laura has earned a BA degree in Political Sciences and a MA in Gender Studies at the National School of Political and Administrative Studies in Bucharest. She also followed the Intensive Postgraduate Intensive Programme at the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies. Her research interests focus on the East-West dynamics within the construction of the European Union, the relations between postcolonialism and post-socialist studies, the postcolonial turn in digital humanities, European migration and intersectionality.