Soumia Bouhdoud





Soumia is a PHD student in sociology of migration at the Mohammed Ben Abdellah University in Fes, Morocco, where she works on international migration. Her thesis is entitled “Irregular Sub-Saharan migration within Morocco between international relationships and reality”. She also has a master’s degree in sociology of local development.

Her research reveals the processes of the cooperation and partnership between Europe and Morocco, mainly in the field of migration management, such as the kingdom has opened its borders and becomes a host country of refugees and asylum seekers. However, my study focuses in addition on the living conditions of sub-Saharan irregular migrants in Morocco, their integration and security included. How do they adapt to a precarious lifestyle? Why do a large number of them drown in the sea? Could they be agents of development?


  • The vocabulary of Sub-saharan in Kenitra, Morocco, Discussing Displacement, Reading about Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, 2021
  • La nouvelle politique migratoire au Maroc en faveur des migrants subsahariens entre succès et échecs. OXMO, Vol. 10, n°1, University of Oxford, 2021
  • Le langage significatif sur la réalité souffrante des migrants subsahariens résidents à la ville de Kénitra, The language of migration, Routed, Migration & Mobility Magazine, Issue 17, 2021
  • La coopérative agricole: un nouvel essor socio-économique de la femme rurale et une expansion du développement local et durable, Fourth Edition of the National Sociology Day under the theme: Organizations in the social sciences: New social mutations and cognitive issues, 2021

  • L’enquête numérique au service des méthodes sociologiques : cas de l’étude du parcours du migrant en mouvement, International Symposium on the subject: Research methods in social sciences : Critical visions and future perspectives (will be held on October 27 and 28, 2022)

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