Each Advisory Board member set up and coordinated a research team to carry out desk and empirical research in his or her own discipline of expertise.
APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER Jenny Phillimore
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER Gian Carlo Blangiardo
Mariachiara Di Cesare
Maria Rita Testa
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS Martin Kahanec Alessandra Venturini
Lucia Mýtna Kureková
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER Yves Pascouau
Diego Acosta Arcarazo
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER Alberto Martinelli
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER Walter Kindermann
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER Rinus Penninx
Patrycja Matusz Protasiewicz
APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES
Gary Craig is Professor of Community Development and Social Justice at Durham University, UK and Emeritus Professor of Social Justice at the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, Hull. His main research interests are in 'race' and ethnicity, migration, modern slavery (especially forced labour and trafficking), community development and local governance. Recent books include Social Justice and Public Policy, Child Slavery Now, Community Development: a Reader; and Understanding 'Race' and Ethnicity. Prior to returning to academic work in the early 1990s, he worked in a series of large-scale community development projects.
Marta Kindler is a research fellow at the Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw. She holds a Ph.D. in socio-cultural anthropology from the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder. From 2009 till 2011, she also worked as a Migration and Freedom of Movement Adviser at the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. Her main fields of academic interest include temporary forms of migration, migrant domestic work, migrant integration and irregular migration. Her publications in English include: Risky business? Ukrainian migrant women in Warsaw’s domestic work sector, Amsterdam University Press: Amsterdam 2012, “Integration: A supplementary driver of immigration?” (co-author) in: (eds.) Górny A., Grabowska-Lusinska I., Lesinska M., Okólski M. Immigration to Poland: policy, employment, integration, Scholar: Warszawa. Her research has also appeared in various journals, including the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
Kamran Khan recently finished his joint Ph.D at the University of Birmingham in the UK and the University of Melbourne in Australia. The collaborative research venture is the first of its kind between the two institutions. His research examined the process of becoming a British citizen. The thesis deals with citizenship testing, integration, adult education and the overall naturalization process. He has a research interest in ethnic relations, integration, the social issues around testing and notions of becoming. He is currently involved in the KING project through IRiS (Institute of Research into Superdiversity) at the University of Birmingham. He is also a recipient of an IRiS seedcorn fund which has supported his post-doctoral research as a Research Associate.
Alessio Menonna holds a Master’s degree in Demographic and Social Statistics (with Honours) and a Master’s degree in Sociology (with Honours) from the University of Milan - Bicocca. He is researcher in immigration monitoring for ISMU Foundation and for the Regional Observatory for Integration and Multiethnicity. He co-authors the annual statistical reports on immigration in Italy and in Lombardy.
Lucia Mýtna Kureková
Lucia Mýtna Kureková earned her Ph.d. In political science from Central European University (CEU) in 2011. Her research interests concern the area of migration and labor market; education and skill-formation systems; and social and economic policy. She has participated in several EU-funded collaborative research projects and works as a consultant for various international organizations. Lucia is a recurrent visiting faculty at Public Policy Department at CEU. She is Senior Researcher at Slovak Governance Institute in Bratislava, where she works on NEUJOBS and STYLE FP7 research projects. Her publications include: “Did post-enlargement labor mobility help the EU to adjust during the Great Recession? The case of Slovakia”. in Kahanec, M. and K.F. Zimmermann (Eds). EU Enlargement and the Labor Markets. Springer, (2014). (with Martin Kahanec); “Welfare Systems as Emigration Factor. The Case of Central and Eastern Europe,” Journal of Common Market Studies 51 (4), 2013: 721-739; “Development and labor migration in Central and Eastern Europe: Comparative study of the Czech Republic and Slovakia”, In Gortazar, C. et al. (eds), European Migration and Asylum Policies: Coherence or Contradiction, Bruylant (2012); “European Union Expansion and Migration.” In: Encyclopedia of Human Migration, Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.(2013). (with Martin Kahanec).
Diego Acosta Arcarazo
Diego Acosta Arcarazo is a Lecturer in European Law at the University of Bristol. His area of expertise is EU Migration Law and he is currently interested on migration law and policies in South America. He is the author or co-editor of several books and papers in the area including: The Long-Term Residence Status as a Subsidiary Form of EU Citizenship (Martinus Nijhoff, 2011), EU Immigration Law: Text and Commentary (Martins Nijhoff, 2012, with S. Peers, E. Guild, K. Groenendijk and V. Moreno-Lax), and EU Justice and Security Law: After Lisbon and Stockholm (Hart, 2014, with C. Murphy). Dr Acosta has provided consultancy for the EU and the ICMPD and works as collaborator and co-supervisor on a five-year research project titled “Prospects for International Migration Governance (MIGPROSP)” funded through a European Research Council Grant (2014-2019) and supervised by Professor Andrew Geddes (University of Sheffield) as Principal Investigator.
Paola Coletti holds a PhD in Public Policy Analysis from the University of Pavia and received a post-doctoral research fellowship at Polytechnic of Milan in Public Policy Analysis (2007-2010). Her scientific interests include Public Policy Analysis, with specific reference to the theories and methods for decision analysis and evaluation, Public Administration and Local Government. Recently, she has published a book Evidence for Public Policy Design: How to Learn from Best Practices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
Nicola Pasini is Associate Professor at the University of Milan, where he teaches Political Science, Public Administration and Local Government at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Economics and Social Sciences. His wide research interests include the analysis of public administration and local government, the transformation of the relationship between politicians and civil servants in Western Europe (spoils and merit system), welfare state and citizenship (with regard to health policy and immigration especially) in liberal and democratic societies, the evolution of party systems in Western Europe, and the ethical boundaries in public and private management. He has been coordinator of the Welfare and Health Unit of ISMU Foundation, Milan, since 1995, and of the Ethics and Public Administration Section of the Politeia research centre, Milan, since 1998. He is the author of several publications in the field of migration studies, among which: “European politics and the migration issue”, with Davide Biassoni, in Fondazione ISMU (2013), Diciottesimo rapporto sulle migrazioni 2012, F.Angeli:Milano, pp.283-295; “Health”, with Daniela Carrello, in Fondazione ISMU (2013), Eighteenth Italian Report on Migrations 2012, McGraw-Hill:Milano, 2013, pp.79-88; “Immigration, public opinion, and the Italian political system” in Fondazione ISMU (2012), The seventeenth Italian report on migrations 2011, p. 101-117, McGraw-Hill:Milano; Confini irregolari: cittadinanza sanitaria in prospettiva comparata e multilivello (ed.), 2011, F. Angeli:Milano and Migrazioni generi famiglie : pratiche di escissione e dinamiche di cambiamento in alcuni contesti regionali (ed. with Daniela Carrillo), 2009, F. Angeli:Milano.
Monica Poletti is a postdoctoral fellow at London School of Economics-Methodology and European Institute Departments and at the University of Milan-Social & Political Science Department. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Sociology (University of Milan /MZES-Mannheim) and a Master of Research in Political Communication (ASCoR-University of Amsterdam). Her current project deals with Euroscepticism in Southern Europe during the Eurozone crisis both among the public and in the media. Her research interests are in political participation, public opinion, electoral behaviour, Italian politics, and immigration perceptions. She is also part of the European COST-Action "The True European Voter" project and of the LSE’s “Euro Crisis in the Press” blog’s editorial team and project.
Gabriela Fuhr-Becker studied social geography, business administration and journalism in Germany and Brazil. In 2008 she did her master’s thesis about corporate social responsibility in the mining industry in North Brazil. From 2009 to 2012 she was a research associate at the Federal Statistical Office of Germany. In the department for research and development in federal statistics, she designed a EU-wide pilot survey concerning delinquency. Then in the department for migration and integration she was responsible for data processing and analysis of population statistics relating to foreigners and immigrants in Germany (e.g. Microcensus/EU Labour Force Survey). Since 2012 she has been working as a research associate in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration of the federal state of Hessen, carrying out empirical studies on immigrants and enhancing monitoring of integration processes.
Florian Göttsche studied sociology and political science at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He holds a master’s degree in sociology. In 2013 he wrote his master thesis about labour market benefits of language tuition courses. Since 2012 he works as a research associate in the Hessen State Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration, carrying out a project financed by the European Fund for the Integration of non-EU immigrants (EIF), which evaluates social-policy and integration-policy programs for immigrants at the transition between school and labour market in a local region in Hessen. The project also comprises the development of a a standardized tool to enhance evaluations in this specific field of action.
Dietrich Thränhardt is Emeritus Professor of comparative politics and migration research, University of Münster. He was guest professor at International Christian University in Tokyo in 1990-91, Fellow at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in 2002-03 and at the Transatlantic Academy in 2008-09. He edits “Studies in Migration and Minorities” and coordinates “Mediendienst Integration” for the Council on Migration. He published forty books and 200 articles, particularly on comparative migration and integration and on German politics and post-war history.
Blanca Garcés-Mascareñas is Juan de la Cierva postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. She graduated with degrees in History (1999) and Anthropology (2000) in the University of Barcelona and holds a master cum laude (2004) and a PhD cum laude in Social Sciences (2010) from the University of Amsterdam. Her PhD thesis, which has been awarded the Dutch Sociological Association (NSV) biennial prize for the best sociological dissertation defended in the Netherlands, analysed immigration policies in Malaysia and Spain. Blanca has also worked on immigration and integration policies in the Netherlands, local integration policies and political discourses on immigration in Spain and, together with Sébastien Chauvin (UvA), on a theoretical conceptualisation of the irregular immigrant from a comparative perspective.
Patrycja Matusz Protasiewicz
Patrycja Matusz Protasiewicz is senior lecturer at the Institute of International Studies at the University of Wroclaw (Poland), where she obtained her Ph.D. She has carried out extensive research on local integration policies, particularly in Poland and the Baltic states, and was involved in the CLIP project - European network of cities for local integration policies for migrants. She is a member of the European Network of Excellence IMISCOE. Previously, she was Associate Researcher at the Center of Migration Research of the University of Warsaw (Poland) and was a Member of the Polish Prime Minister Advisory Group “Migration”. After being a member of the Expert Group monitoring the integration policy developed by Caritas Poland, she has recently carried out the evaluation of European Integration of Fund in Poland.