UNHCR Award for Statelessness Research



According to the jury, Maria Jose Recalde Vela with her thesis 'How can identity assert a claim to citizenship?' carried out innovative and very good research that contributes to the broader debate about the relationship between identity and nationality. She looked at that relationship not only from the more usual legal perspective, but also from a socio-psychological perspective. By examining the role of identity in determining citizenship, according to the jury, her research addresses an important issue.
Degree of recognitionInternational
Granting OrganisationsTilburg University, Netherlands