Davide Gnes is a post-doctoral researcher at ACELG in the context of the project “Separation of Powers for 21st Century Europe” (SepaRope), which aims to examine the theory and practice of separation of powers in the European Union. Within SepaRope, Davide's research explores the institutional dynamics shaping EU governance, policy and law in the field of migration.
Davide holds a PhD in political science (2018) from the University of Amsterdam. His doctoral research examined coalition-building, organizational strategies and legitimacy amongst migrant advocacy organizations in Los Angeles, California. Davide also obtained an Erasmus Mundus MSc in International Migration and Social Cohesion (Universities of Amsterdam, Bilbao, Lima and Riga) and an MA in International Relations and BA in Political Science, both from the University of Pavia, Italy.
Prior to this position, Davide was a policy advisor on EU migration and development policy in Brussels. He also worked and interned for a number of other NGOs in Jordan, Spain and Denmark on issues related to migration and international development.