Researchers

Agnese Lāce

Agnese is a senior policy analyst at the Latvia-based think-tank Providus, where she conducts research on migration and integration policies. She is also PhD candidate in International Relations at Koç University and researcher at the Advanced Social and Political Research Institute of the University of Latvia, where she is engaged in the National Research project “Development of a sustainable and cohesive society in Latvia: solutions to challenges posed by demography and migration” . With her work Agnese provides expertise on migration and integration policies to international organizations and projects. Twitter: @AgneseLace

Şahizer Samuk

Şahizer finished her PhD at IMT Lucca, with he thesis ‘Temporary Migration and Temporary Integration: Canada and the UK in a Comparative Perspective’. During her PhD she worked and studied at the University of Ottawa, the University of Sheffield and the University of Sussex. In 2016, she worked at IOM Ankara as a research/project assistant. From 2017 to 2018, she had a postdoc for 1.5 years at the University Luxembourg, assisting the finalization of MOVE Horizon 2020 Project. She loves Grace Slick. Twitter: @SahizerSamuk

Stefano Piemontese

Stefano is social anthropologist and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity of the University of Birmingham, where he conducts a project entitled ‘RETRY: Resilience and Resignation among Transnational Roma and non-Roma Youths’. His research interests are in the field of migration, mobilities, youth, and minority studies. While using ethnography as the main approach to explore these topics, he is also an expert in the areas of policy analysis and evaluation. Stefano has also a growing interest in collaborative and audio-visual research methods. Twitter: @StePiemontese.

Karolina Nikielska-Sekuła

Karolina is Associate Professor in Human Geography at the University of South-Eastern Norway. Her current scholarly research focuses on migration studies (in particular in Central and Western Europe, and Turkey), urban sociology, heritage studies, ethnographic methods, visual sociology, and the use of visual methods in migration studies. Karolina is a member of the International Sociological Association, the International Visual Sociology Association, the IMISCOE-DIVCULT standing committee, and the Nordic Migration Research Network.

Amandine Desille

Amandine is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at the University of Lisbon, where she conducts the project ‘MigRural: Return Mobilities to Rural Portugal, an Assessment of the Production of Place’. Her research interests include return migration and local governance in small and mid-sized cities. She also explores visual and sensorial methodologies in the field of migration studies. In her doctoral research she studied the immigration and integration policies in four frontier towns in Israel. Previously, she has worked with NGOs and UN agencies on topics related to immigration, local development, and urban planning.

Julius-Cezar MacQuarie

Global Teaching Fellow at University of Babes-Bolyai (UBB) and Researcher affiliated with Centre for Policy Studies (CEU). Julius-Cezar MacQuarie is a former INTEGRIM Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions fellow in social and labour integration of migrant night workers in global cities. He carries out multi-sited, multi-modal nocturnal ethnographies in cities like Budapest, Istanbul, London, Milano, Prague, and Sofia. At the Nightworkshop, he produces short films and podcasts applied to research and teaching on migrant integration, night-time economy, and decent work agenda. Web profile: http://bit.ly/cps_ra_bio

Kitti Baracsi

Kitti is an educator, researcher and activist specialised in collaborative methodologies and critical pedagogy. She is involved in education and community work in marginalised contexts and has implemented research on education, housing, gender and migration, in Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain. Since 2014 she has been focusing on place-based education and collaborative research with children and young people. These experiences have been collected in the project  ‘periferias dibujadas’. Kitti is co-founder of TuTela Learning Network and collaborates with the Orangotango Collective, WOTS Magazine and local activist groups in Granada.

Céline Cantat

Céline is a Research Fellow at Sciences Po Paris as part of
H2020 project ‘MAGYC: Migration Governance and Asylum Crises’ on the relation between representations of migration as crisis and the governance of migration. Previously, Céline was a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Central European University where she conducted the project ‘MIGSOL: Migration Solidarity and Acts of Citizenship along the Balkan Route’. Her research interests include migration solidarity, globalisation and migration, racism and exclusion in Europe, State formation and dynamics of mass displacement.

Reinhard Schweitzer

Reinhard is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Political Science of the University of Vienna, where he leads the project REvolTURN – Managing migrant return through ‘voluntariness’ and is part of the research group INEX – The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion. He is also associated with the Sussex Centre for Migration Research where he completed his PhD in Migration Studies in 2018. Throughout his career Reinhard has spent extensive study and research periods in Santiago de Chile, San José (Costa Rica), Barcelona, London and Vienna.

Tina Magazzini

Tina is based at the European University Institute where she is the main researcher for the GREASE project. Her research interests include religious governance, migration and integration policies, identity politics and the relationship between majorities, minorities and states. Prior to joining the EUI she worked with the European Commission, the Council of Europe and UNESCO in the areas of social inclusion, Roma integration, and minority rights. She carried out her PhD at the University of Deusto with a secondment at the University of Sussex. Tina was awarded the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship in 2016 and the Marie Curie Alumni Association Social Impact Award in 2018.