Astrid Liden

Student, Columbia University
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About Astrid Liden

I am a rising sophomore at Columbia University where I study Human Rights and Latin American studies, with a focus on migration. My research focuses on the Venezuelan Migration crisis, the second-largest mass exodus in the world behind the Syrian refugee crisis. I will be looking at the evolution of Venezuela, as a country of immigrants to a country to emigrants, caused by the humanitarian crisis facing the nation today. My focus is on the effects of the crisis and the experiences of women, children, and families who face some of the greatest difficulties. Exploring data and accounts from surrounding Latin American nations like Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, and Peru as well as high-income European nations like Spain and Italy, I will be investigating the evolution of the family structure in Venezuelan migrant and refugee communities as well as the impact of the recent COVID-19 pandemic on resources, experiences, and for many, the forced return journey to Venezuela.

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Undergraduate Scholar

Area of Expertise

Diversity and Inclusion Humanities Languages Politics Social Sciences

Research Topic

Identity & Belonging Immigration Regional & Area Studies Society & Culture


Columbia University

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Video COVID-19 Diversity and Inclusion Ethnic & Racial Studies

Astrid Liden- Laidlaw Summer 2020

In my video, I discuss the research I did on the Venezuelan migration crisis and the experiences of families, specifically women and children. I also discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the Venezuelan diaspora, and I look forward to continuing this work!

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