Leonie Jegen

Leonie Jegen

Associate Researcher


Leonie Jegen is a Project Researcher at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute, where she works on the West African Migration (WAMig) project. Here, she investigates stakes and impacts of migration policy making in Niger and Senegal.

Previously, she hold the position of a Project Researcher at the African Migration: Root Causes and Regulatory Dynamics (AMIREG) Project, at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-Cris) and the IES. In the framework of the project she conducted  field researches in Ghana and Senegal. The project assessed the interests of West African states in migration policy making.

Leonie holds a MA in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex, UK and a BA in International Relations and Organisation from the University of Groningen, NL. During her undergraduate studies she conducted a 3-month research on Sub-Saharan migrants and refugees as political actors in Rabat, Morocco at NIMAR. 

She has also worked as Communication Assistant and Officer at the European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE). Leonie has previously been involved in a range of projects in Berlin, The Netherlands, Greece and Morocco led by people on the move/ sans-papiers.

You can find me on Twitter at @Le0nieFelicitas.