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Dr. N. (Nodira) Kholmatova

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15578
    1001 NB Amsterdam
  • Bio

    Nodira Kholmatova is a sociologist and a postdoctoral researcher on the Reintegrate research project at the Political Science Department of the University of Amsterdam. She works at the intersection of gender studies, social policy, and the sociology of migration, institutions, and governance. She researches return migration and reintegration processes in Serbia, the Philippines, and Eurasia. More specifically, she focuses on the gap between policy and praxis on returnees' reintegration experiences.

    Her recent publications focus on female return and reintegration, family migration, the racialization of migration and social practices, and global visa regimes.

    She holds a Ph.D. in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Italy.

    She has a Master of Science (MSc) in Sociology from a Joint Program in International Migration and Social Cohesion (MISOCO) from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), University of Deusto (Basque Country, Spain), and University of Osnabruck (Germany).

  • Publications




    • Kholmatova, N. (2022). Introduction: critical appraisal. In R. Isaacs (Ed.), A Critical Reader in Central Asian Studies : 40 Years of Central Asian Survey (1 ed.). (Central Asian Studies). Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.



    • Kholmatova, N. (2021). Navigating contradictions : female return migration and social change in Tajikistan. [Thesis, fully external, European University Institute Florence]. European University Institute Florence.


    • Recchi , E., Deutschmann, E., Gabrielli, L., & Kholmatova, N. (2020). Assessing visa costs on a global scale. European University Institute, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.


    • Nasritdinov, E., Rayapova, R., Kholmatova, N., Damirbek, E., & Igoshina, N. (2010). Informal economy and social vulnerability in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. American University of Central Asia.


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