I am a research fellow (postdoc starting November 2023) at the Center for Governance and Culture in Europe (GCE), University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. I study irregularised migration and removal as an anthropologist and work at the intersections of critical border studies and the field of “affective sciences” to bring to light the undeniable power of emotions, feelings, motivations, moods, and other affective processes in the migratory lives of people subjected to unequal mobility through restrictive...
Migration Reasearch Hub ID: 3682
ORCID https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7935-2030
Twitter https://twitter.com/@usmanmahar


Migration processes
Migration consequences (for migrants, sending and receiving countries)
Migration governance
Cross-cutting topics in migration research


  • University of St. Gallen

    University, St. Gallen, Switzerland
    Postdoc (Nov 2023)

  • University of Munich (LMU)

    University, Munich, Germany
    Doctoral fellow (dissertation submitted)


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