I am associate professor at the Department of Political Sciences and currently the Project Coordinator of EU funded H2020 research consortium Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (AdMiGov). Together with 12 partner institutes in Greece, Poland, Spain, Belgium, Denmark, Turkey, Lebanon and Ethiopia, the consequences of migration policies on the ground are studied, with the intention to suggest alternatives.
I am particularly fascinated by the interplay between migrants motives and migration policies. With a broad experience as a migration scholar and a teacher of conflict studies, I worked on a variety of subject, including migrants aspirations, the refugee ‘crisis’, refugee reception, local policies on immigrants, ethnicity, political participation of immigrants, migrant organisations, and Islam (see research themes and projects on this website).
My regional specialisations are: the Mediterranean area (Spain, Greece, Turkey, Morocco) and the Horrn of Africa (Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia). I applies a multidisciplinary approach to migration and ethnic studies, where insights from psychology, political science, sociology and anthropology meet.
I have been part of many international research teams, such as the CLIP network, the EURISLAM team and currently the ADMIGOV team. I'm a member of the European Network for Immigration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE) and involved in Metropolis International, which is largest international network of researchers, policy makers, and community groups engaged in identifying, understanding, and responding to developments in migration and diversity. For my sabaticals I was a visiting researcher in Rabat (Morocco) and Ethiopia (University of Mek'ele and Addis Abeba). Also, I am a board member of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies (ERS) and of the PanAfrican Journal of Governance and Development (PJGD)
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