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Dr Marthe Achtnich 

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Marthe Achtnich is Assistant Professor in Development Studies at the Centre of Development Studies and the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS). Before starting at the University of Cambridge, Marthe was a Fellow by Examination in Anthropology (Junior Research Fellow, JRF) at Magdalen College, University of Oxford, and previously also a Wiener-Anspach Postdoctoral Fellow in Anthropology at the Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains (LAMC), Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), in Brussels, Belgium. Marthe holds a DPhil (PhD) in Anthropology from the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford.

Marthe is an anthropologist working on migration and mobility. Her research centres around the lived experiences, governance and economies of migration, with a focus on migrants’ journeys, particularly to and through Libya, the Mediterranean and Europe. Marthe’s most recent work engages with the concept of the ‘bioeconomy’ in relation to mobility, examining the intersections between migration, economy and health.