Dr. Roy Huijsmans
Roy Huijsmans has a background in education and development studies and obtained a PhD in 2010 from Durham University (UK) in human geography. His PhD research focused on discourses and the lived experiences of migration and mobility involving rural Lao children and youth as related to processes of rural transformation and shaped by the reconfiguration of constructs of childhood and youth. A Dutch national, Roy has worked in the field of development in Malawi, Nepal, Surinam and Lao PDR. He is currently based in the Netherlands and holds a senior lecturer position in Children & Youth Studies at the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), a university institute of Erasmus University Rotterdam that focuses on international development.