Marianne van Bochove

 New publications on migrant care work: a blog in which I compare live-in migrant care workers in 1917 with live-in housekeepers in 2017 & a research report about how migrants deal with precarious work & a blog in which I counter myths about live-in care work in the Netherlands (all in Dutch)



I am an assistant professor of Sociology at the Erasmus School of Health Policy and 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:

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

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 and Management (ESHPM)

Erasmus University Rotterdam

P.O. Box 1738

3000 DR Rotterdam
The Netherlands


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