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 a researcher at Political Research Institute of the University of Latvia, and a PhD candidate in International Relations at Koç University (Istanbul). With her work Agnese provides expertise on migration and integration policies to international organizations and research 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. Twitter: @SahizerSamuk

Stefano Piemontese

Stefano is a social anthropologist and Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow at the Institute for Research into Superdiversity of the University of Birmingham, where he conduct 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 a project entitled ‘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 economic development, and urban planning.

Julius-Cezar MacQuarie

Currently, a 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