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Vives, Luna

Research Fellow

  • Professor at the Department of geography


  • Pav. PAV.520 CH.COTE STE-CATHERINE \ Ext. 331-1
Vives, Luna


Luna Vives is a specialist in international migration. She studies the reinforcement of european and north-american borders to stop undesired migration and its impact on vulnerable migrant populations. Her current works address the unaccompanied minors rights' violation and the militarization of research and rescue operations in occidental Mediterranean sea. She holds a Ph.D at UBC and a post-doctorate at the University of McGill.

Areas of expertise


  • Topak, O. and Vives, L. (2018) A comparative analysis of migration control strategies along the Western and Eastern Mediterranean routes: Sovereign interventions through militarization and deportation. Migration Studies (online).

  • Vives, L. (2017) Unwanted sea migrants across the EU border: the Canary Islands. Political Geography, 61: 181-192.

  • Vives, L. (2017) The EU - West African sea border: anti-immigration strategies and territoriality. European Journal of Urban and Regional Studies, 24(2): 209-224.

  • Vives, L. and Vázquez Silva, I. (2017) Migration and transnational mothering: the Senegalese experience. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 43(3): 495-512.


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