Victoria van der Land

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Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

Field of Study: Population and Development, Sociology
Specialization: Human Ecology, Internal Migration, International Migration, Population and Development, Population and Environment
Regional focus: Sub-Saharan Africa
Education: Doctorate (Ph.D, or MD), Goethe-University Frankfurt, Sociology, 2015
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Sektion Migration und ethnische Minderheiten
Working languages: English
French, German, Spanish
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Land, Victoria van der (2018): Migration and environmental change in the West African Sahel. Why capabilities and aspirations matter. Routledge Studies in Environmental Migration, Displacement and Resettlement, London: Routledge.


Land, Victoria van der (2015): The environment-migration nexus reconsidered: why capabilities and aspirations matter. Dissertation. Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main.


Land, Victoria van der/ Diana Hummel (2013): Vulnerability and the role of education in environmentally induced migration in Mali and Senegal. In: Ecology and Society, 18(4). Special Feature: Education and Differential Vulnerability to Natural Disasters: 14.

Land, Victoria van der/ Joel Fourier (2012): Migration in the West African Sahel. Focus Senegal. In: Hummel, Diana/ Martin Doevenspeck/ Cyrus Samimi (Ed.) (2012): Climate Change, Environment and Migration in the Sahel. Selected Issues with a Focus on Senegal and Mali. micle Working Paper No. 1, Frankfurt/Main.