Creative and robust academic work entails a close collaboration with scholars of different disciplines. For this reason, after defending my dissertation I took a leadership role in three multi-disciplinary research projects. Being part of these projects has enabled me to strengthen my capacities at project coordination, dissemination, and networking, while simultaneously allowing me to consolidate my own research agenda in the interrelated fields of citizenship, migration and mobility.
Between 2019 and 2021, I have served as part-time Research Associate of GLOBALCIT at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. I contributed to the expansion of the online resources. In particular, I developed the Conditions for Electoral Rights dataset, the section on infographics (link), and I expanded the scope of the blog (link).
In parallel, I worked as the Scientific Coordinator of the nccr – on the move at the University of Neuchâtel, where I contribute to the development of the graduate programme for twenty-five doctoral researchers from ten different universities with different disciplinary backgrounds. I coordinate the institutionalisation of a large international conference (the Migration and Mobility Studies Conference, link to the 2019 edition) regular workshops (the Research Days), seminars (the Core Courses), and help to connect the graduates’ different research agendas through an umbrella-programme on the study of migration and mobility. In addition to organising doctoral training and workshops, this programme has a wider outreach. I engage in the production of a series of short clips on our YouTube channel for doctoral students to present research findings (link) and also develop interactive visualisations on our Tableau repository (link).
In my current job at the Migration Policy Centre and the School of Transnational Governance, I am in charge of the coordination of the Migration Summer School and the provision of executive trainings on migration to equip professionals from policy, diplomacy, NGO’s, media and the private sector with the necessary tools to tackle cross-border issues in their respective fields of competence. In 2022, I will coordinate two trainings: Migration Communication Strategies: Effective Approaches to Depolarise the Debate and Effective Migration Management: Putting Policy into Action.