France is removing Comorian migrants from its overseas department of Mayotte. Yacine Ait Larbi argues that this is a dangerous approach. Policy-making, he says, should be sensitive to global change and, especially, to the impact of colonisation on communities across borders
Yacine is a member of the Political Sociology program group at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research, University of Amsterdam.
He is an early career researcher who has been working in the field of migration for over five years, with international organisations like the International Organization for Migration, as well as in short-term consultancy roles.
His research focuses on return and reintegration, forced displacement and labour migration in France, North Africa and the East and Horn of Africa.
He is interested in discussions around decolonisation, postcolonial migration, agency and social transformation.