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Experts Database

In partnership with IMISCOE’s Migration Research Hub, this database provides access to a range of migration experts from around the world. The academics and researchers registered with IMISCOE contribute their publications and expertise to further innovation in the field of migration studies, bringing knowledge on a range of topics related to the Global Compact for Migration. Links to their research are provided in their profiles. Search the database below by expertise and location to find an expert and review their latest work. Sign-in to contact an expert directly.

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  • University Jean Moulin Lyon 3

Professor of law (EU law, HR Law, and Migration Law) at the University Jean Moulin Lyon 3 and Honorarium Member of the Institut Universitaire de France, Marie-Laure Basilien-Gainche carries out researches that focus on evaluating the legitimacy of the political systems of the European Union and its Member States. In particular she studies the effectiveness of the fundamental rights protection, notably examining the situations of exceptions and considering the conditions of margins. Thus, the serious crises which allow the concentration of powers and the restriction of rights, as well as the legal confinement which can conduce to power abuses and rights infringements are its main area of research. She concentrates her analysis on the EU immigration and asylum norms and their compatibility with international and European instruments of HR protection.

  • Sucar Drom
    Former member and supporter

Matteo Bassoli is Assistant Professor at the University of Padua. He has written extensively on civic and political engagement: three authored book in Italian, one edited volume on grass-root antidiscrimantion policies in English and two on local governance and sharing economy in Italy. He has also published on different aspects of urban governance, social inclusion and local policy making in the following journals: Acta Politica, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, IPSR/RISP Italian Political Science Review, IJURRnternational Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Governance, Journal of Social Policy, Partecipazione e Conflitto, Social Movement Studies, Social Policy & Administration, Voluntas. He has been working on precarity, gambling, migration, Roma issues and social exclusion in different EU funded projects.

  • University of Helsinki

University Researcher

University Researcher, Swedish School of Social Science Subunit
CEREN (The Centre for Research on Ethnic Relations and Nationalism)

  • Ca' Foscari University of Venice
    Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Queen Mary University of London
    Postdoctoral Researcher

Raffaele Bazurli is a postdoctoral researcher at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice and at Queen Mary University of London. As of January 2023, he will join the School of Politics and International Relations at Queen Mary University of London as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow, with the research project "Sanctuary Policies in Support of Irregular Migrants in European Cities" (SPIMEC). His research agenda focuses on migration governance, urban politics, and social movements.

  • University of California Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara

Jean Beaman is an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She was previously on the faculty at Purdue University and has held visiting fellowships at Duke University and the European University Institute (Florence, Italy). Her research is ethnographic in nature and focuses on race/ethnicity, racism, international migration, and state-sponsored violence in both France and the United States. She is author of Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France (University of California Press, 2017), as well as numerous articles and chapters. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Northwestern University. She is also an Editor of H-Net Black Europe, an Associate Editor of the journal, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, and Corresponding Editor for the journal Metropolitics/Metropolitiques.

  • RWI – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
    Senior Researcher
  • Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung gGmbH
    Visiting Researcher
  • OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University
    Senior Researcher

I work as a senior researcher at the Norwegian Social Research (NOVA), Oslo Metropolitan University. I have a PhD in sociology from Queen's University, Belfast, UK. In the recent years, I have been involved in research examining migrant involvement in welfare services; I studied migrant mental health; I was involved in and researched migrant organizations; and I examined the refugee settlement strategies of the Norwegian municipalities. My research interests span migration; transnationalism; public health; studies in mental health and well-being; resilience; welfare services; family migration. Since 2019, I have been an assistant editor of the Nordic Journal of Migration Research.

  • University of Antwerp
    FWO Postdoctoral Researcher
  • University of Trento
    Post-doctoral researcher
  • CeMIS, University of Antwerp
    Post doctoral Researcher

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