Ms Jill Ahrens
|Post:||Associate Tutor (Geography)|
|Other posts:||Research Student (Geography)|
|Research Assistant, Research Student (Sussex Centre for Migration Research)|
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Jill Ahrens is conducting doctoral research with Nigerians in Germany, England and Spain. In her research she explores the motivations and experiences of intra-EU mobility and immobility in the context of the Nigerian diaspora(s). This research is supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and her supervisors are Prof. Russell King and Dr Michael Collyer.
She has an interdisciplinary background that includes politics, economics, cultural studies and research methods. She worked as a researcher at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research on two projects related to international student migration (funded by BIS and HEFCE) and the Migrations between Africa and Europe longitudinal survey (funded by the European 7th Framework Programme). Previously she gained experience in migrants' rights advocacy while working for Manchester Refugee Support Network and Threshold Women's Counselling Service.
- PhD candidate in Migration Studies, University of Sussex, 2010-2014
- Yggdrasil Visiting Research Fellow, University of Oslo, 2013-2014
- MSc in Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research Methods, University of Sussex, 2010
- MA in Migration Studies, University of Sussex, 2007
- BA (Hons) in European Studies and Modern Languages, University of Manchester and University of Barcelona, 2006
- Member of the newly established Sussex Africa Centre (2013-present)
- Member of the Norwegian Network of Geographies of Mobilities (2013-present)
- Peer-reviewer for academic journal Migration Studies (2012)
- Member of the International Network of Excellence on International Migration, Integration and Social
Cohesion in Europe (2011-present)
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2011-present)
- Member of the Sussex Centre for Migration Research (2006-present)
In spring 2014 Jill is a Guest Lecturer at the University of Oslo, contributing to teaching on the modules Migration, Transnationalism and Development and Globalisation, Migration and Religion. During spring 2013 she was a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Bonn convening the module Race and Ethnicity in International Migrations. In 2011 and 2012 she was teaching seminars as an Associate Tutor at the University of Sussex on the undergraduate module Culture, Race and Ethnicity.
Dunne, Mairead, King, Russell and Ahrens, Jill (2013) Applying to higher education: comparisons of independent and state schools. Studies in Higher Education. pp. 1-20. ISSN 0307-5079
King, Russell, Findlay, Allan, Ahrens, Jill and Geddes, Alistair (2013) British Students in the United States: motivations, experiences and career aspirations. In: International students and scholars in the United States: coming from abroad. Palgrave Macmillan, New York. ISBN 9781137024466
King, Russell, Christou, Anastasia and Ahrens, Jill (2011) 'Diverse mobilities': second-generation Greek-Germans engage with the homeland as children and as adults. Mobilities, 6 (4). pp. 483-501. ISSN 1745-0101
King, Russell, Findlay, Allan, Ahrens, Jill and Dunne, Mairead (2011) Reproducing advantage: the perspective of English school leavers on studying abroad. Globalisation, societies and education, 9 (2). pp. 161-181. ISSN 1476-7724
King, Russell, Christou, Anastasia and Ahrens, Jill (2010) From first-generation guestworkers to second-generation transnationalists: German-born Greeks engage with the 'homeland'. Working Paper. University of Sussex.
Ahrens, Jill, King, Russell, Skeldon, Ronald and Dunne, Mairead (2010) Motivations of UK students to study abroad: a survey of school-leavers. Working Paper. University of Sussex.
King, Russell, Findlay, Allan and Ahrens, Jill (2010) International student mobility literature review: final report. Project Report. Higher Education Funding Council for England.
Findlay, A M, King, R, Geddes, A, Smith, F, Stam, A, Dunne, M, Skeldon, R and Ahrens, J (2010) Motivations and experiences of UK students studying abroad. Project Report. Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, London.