Director and Principal Investigator
Daniela Arias is currently Research Assistant at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute within the project EU Border Care directed by Professor Vanessa Grotti. She holds a Masters in Development and Gender Studies from The University of Melbourne, and currently is undertaking the European Master on Migration and Intercultural Relations from the University of Oldenburg in Germany.
I joined the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies in April 2016 as a post-doctoral research associate at the EU BORDER CARE project, funded by an ERC Starting Grant (2015-2020) and directed by Professor Vanessa Elisa Grotti. I received my Ph.D. in Global and Sociocultural Studies (Anthropology track) at Florida International University.
Chiara Quagliariello is currently Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studied at the European University Institute within the project EU Border Care directed by Professor Vanessa Grotti. She holds a PhD in Anthropology from the University of Siena and a PhD in Sociology from the University of Paris VIII, France.
Paola Leonardi (born Italy 1980) is a London based photographer as well as Lecturer in Photography at University Campus Suffolk and London Metropolitan University.
Since graduating from the MA Image and Communication at Goldsmiths College in 2006 she has worked commercially as well as developing personal projects.
Christopoulos is associate professor of comparative politics at the Department of Political Science and History of Panteion University in Athens where he teaches public law and human rights focusing on migration, minorities, citizenship and freedom of expression. He regularly provides lectures in different universities in Europe and the US. Christopoulos has published in Greek, English, French, Portuguese, Hebrew, Albanian and Serbo-Croatian in scientific reviews or journals in the field of legal and political theory focusing on issues related to human rights, minorities, migrants and citizenship.
Maren Grainger Monsen is filmmaker-in-residence and director of the Program in Bioethics and Film at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics. Her medical work includes Clinical Ethics Consults at Stanford University Hospital and work as Associate Director of the Bioethics and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration Program.
Maureen Kelley is Associate Professor of Bioethics at The Ethox Centre in Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. Prior to joining Ethox Dr. Kelley served on the faculty in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, Washington and a clinical ethicist at Seattle Children’s Hospital in the United States.
I am a Senior Lecturer of Global Health in the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, at King’s College, London. My work focuses on the practices of global health research and experimentation, with special attention to the built environment, material artifacts, and practical labors of tropical disease control in sub-Saharan Africa.
Brigid Laffan is Director and Professor at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, and Director of the Global Governance Programme, European University Institute (EUI), Florence. In August 2013, Professor Laffan left the School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe) University College Dublin where she was Professor of European Politics. She was Vice-President of UCD and Principal of the College of Human Sciences from 2004 to 2011.
Michael Parker is Professor of Bioethics and Director of the Ethox Centre at the University of Oxford. He is the Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee and a Non-executive Director of Genomics England. His main research interest is in the ethical aspects of the clinical uses of genomics. He leads the ethics and social science research programme (GeCIP) of the 100,000 Genomes Project.
Diane Perrons is Director of the Gender Institute and Professor of Economic Geography and Gender Studies.
Her research focuses on globalisation, the gender dimensions of economic inequality and the social and spatial implications of economic change paying particular attention to economic crises, austerity and socially equitable recovery.
Professor Sharon Pickering is an Australian Research Council Professorial Future Fellow and Professor of Criminology. She is currently Head of School, Social Sciences at Monash University, Director of The Border Crossing Observatory research centre and the Series Editor with Katja Franko Aas (Oslo University) and Mary Bosworth (Oxford University) of Routledge Studies in Criminal Justice, Borders and Citizenship.
Claudia Sternberg is the Acting Deputy Director and Permanent Research Associate at the European Institute at University College London. Her research explores the relationship between citizens and political power, and the roles that ideas, ideologies, and narratives can play in shaping it. Trained as a political scientist, she draws on interpretive methodologies and seeks to bring theoretical and empirical approaches into dialogue.
Dr Maximilian Sternberg is University Lecturer in Architecture at the Department of Architecture in the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Pembroke College. Sternberg’s research interests cover both contemporary and historical areas of architecture and urbanism, as well as architectural theory. As the Deputy Director of the Urban Conflicts Research Partner his work falls within urban studies.
Anna Triandafyllidou is Director of the GGP Research Strand on Cultural Pluralism at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS). Before joining the GGP, she was part time professor at the RSCAS (2010-2012). As senior fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) in Athens (2004 to 2012), she headed a successful migration research team. She has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges since 2002, and is a member of the Spinelli Group.
Catherine Wihtol de Wenden is Director of research at CNRS (CERI). For 30 years she has been a researcher on international migration, from a Political Science and Public Law approach. She studied in Sciences-Po Paris and University Paris I (Panthéon- Sorbonne) She got her Ph D in Political Science in 1986. She has published 20 books, alone or as co-writer and around 150 articles.
Focusing on exploring the experiences of refugee mothers in relation to border securitisation, Brandy Cochrane is a PhD candidate at Monash University’s Criminology Department and a researcher for The Border Crossing Observatory. She also enjoys work as a research assistant, tutor, and guest lecturer at the University.
Charlotte Grinberg graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University in anthropology and global health and health policy. Her ethnography, “The Children are Our Wealth”: Maternity and National Identity in French Guiana, is published in French. She is currently a medical student in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Laurie Lijnders is an MPhil/PhD candidate at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Her research explores how experiences of displacement and conditions of exile along the migration route into and through Europe shape the everyday lives of displaced pregnant women, mothers and their families from the Horn of Africa.