Marianne van Bochove


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I am an assistant professor of Sociology at the Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. My research and teaching interests pertain to identity and boundary work in the fields of migration and care, including issues such as:

  • Shifts from formal to informal care
  • Boundary work of professionals and volunteers in care and social services
  • Migrant workers in long-term care
  • Migrants' local and cross-border identities

As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam, I worked on the project Can't we leave that to the volunteers?The results were published in 2014 (see 'Publications').


I obtained my PhD degree from the Erasmus University Rotterdam in September 2012. My dissertation Geographies of Belonging is about the transnational and local involvement of highly skilled migrants. For this research, I received a Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarship in Migration Studies from the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.


I have also written about migrant live-in care workers, the social functions of insult, the policy on and experiences of Dutch travellers (woonwagenbewoners), and the pros and cons of labelling successful immigrant women as role models.





Dr M.E. (Marianne) van Bochove

Health Care Governance

Erasmus School of Health Policy & Management (ESHPM)

Erasmus University Rotterdam

P.O. Box 1738

3000 DR Rotterdam
The Netherlands


Telephone (ESHPM front office): +31 10 408 8555


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