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About Us

The Swiss Network of Young Migration Scholars (SNyMS) is a non-profit association founded in Berne on 14 August 2014 that brings together young migration scholars from different scientific disciplines, universities and language regions in Switzerland. It is also open to academic staff and professionals, to institutions and private persons with a special affiliation to the migration field in Switzerland.

The purposes of the SNyMS are to

  • provide a platform for cooperation, discussion and exchange for Migration Scholars

  • disseminate information and share opportunities regarding Migration Studies Research

  • organize gatherings for academics within the Migration Studies Research

  • function as a public resource on Migration Studies Research.

After the 2023 General Assembly 

On 5th October 2023, SNyMS’ members met at the University of Fribourg and online for the Annual General Assembly. During the Assembly, a new member of the SNyMS Executive Committee was elected. Enja Jäggi joined Nula Frei, Angie Gago, Léa Hemmi, Jyothi Kanics, Maja Lysienia, Monika Plozza and Nesa Zimmerman who will continue to act as members of the Executive Committee for the upcoming year.


The General Assembly was followed by the Keynote Speech of Clara Bombach titled ‘Waiting for transfer - Everyday life of children and their families in camps’. Clara presented findings from her ethnographic study on the everyday lives of children in Swiss asylum camps.


We would like to thank Enja for joining the Executive Committee, Clara for her excellent presentation and all SNyMS’ members for their participation in the General Assembly and Keynote Speech. See you soon at another SNyMS event!


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Asile et abus // Asyl und Missbrauch
Regards pluridisciplinaires sur un discours dominant

Published by Anne-Cécile Leyvraz, Raphaël Rey, Damian Rosset, Robin Stünzi


Our Projects

Projects are one of the core businesses of this Network as they create opportunities for our members to mingle, brainstorm, exchange, research and propose creative solutions. They enable young researchers to work together with a team of people from different backgrounds.

Members are welcome to join existing projects at any time or start new ones.

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