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Maegan Hendow

Research Officer

Education: Maegan has a BA in Global Studies and French from the University of California, Santa Barbara, including a year at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Lyon. In 2010, she also received a joint Masters in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig and the University of Vienna.

Relevant experience and expertise:
During her studies, Maegan worked with several intergovernmental organizations on migration issues, including the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), ICMPD and the International Organization for Migration (IOM). This work focused on South-South migration, integration policies in Switzerland and gender and migration. She worked with ICMPD from August to November 2010 on the project “Promoting Sustainable Policies for Integration (PROSINT)”, and rejoined the team in June 2011 to work on several projects focused on irregular migration, with a regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa, including “Treatment of third-country nationals at the EU’s external borders”, "Study on smuggling of migrants: characteristics. responses and cooperation with third countries," and "FastPass - A harmonized, modular reference system for all European automatic border crossing points".

Research interests: Irregular migration, Border control and border management, use of technology in border control, human rights, Diaspora, gender and migration

Selected Publications:

Maegan Hendow (2019): Breaking the Mould: Policy Approaches Towards Bridging Protection and Development, In Oxford Monitor of Forced Migration 8(1).

Maegan Hendow, Alessandra Bravi, Albert Kraler, Robtel Neajai Pailey, Bernhard Perchinig and Katharina Schaur (2018), Resilience in the Face of Adversity: A Comparative Study of Migrants in Crisis Situations. MICIC Comparative Report. Vienna: ICMPD.

Dina Mansour-Ille & Maegan Hendow (2018): From Exclusion to Resistance: Migrant Domestic Workers and the Evolution of Agency in Lebanon, Journal of Immigrant & Refugee Studies.

Maegan Hendow (2018): “Crossing borders in the next 15 years: How should and will border management develop?” Policy Brief. Vienna: ICMPD.

Albert Kraler, Maegan Hendow, Ferruccio Pastore (2016): Introduction: Multiplication and Multiplicity - Transformations of Border Control. Journal of Borderlands Studies 31(2).

Maegan Hendow, Alina Cibea, Albert Kraler (2015): Using technology to draw borders: fundamental rights for the Smart Borders initiative. Journal of Information, Communication and Ethics in Society 13(1).

Maegan Hendow (2013): Tunisian Migrant Journeys: Human Rights Concerns for Tunisians Arriving by Sea. Laws 2, no. 3: 187-209.

Tel: +43-1-5044677-2368
Fax: +43-1-5044677-2375
E-mail: Maegan.Hendow(at)