Current Visiting Fellows
Armando Aliu is a PhD Law Fellow in the Department of International Commerce and the European Union Law at Istanbul Commerce University. He is working on his PhD dissertation 'Competence, Migration Governance and Collaboration in the EU, Balkans and Turkey: An Examination of Migration and Refugees Issues from the European Union Law Perspective'. He holds an MA in European Studies from the University of Hamburg. Armando is currently working as the principal investigator of a large-scale practical research project that is jointly conducted at Istanbul Commerce University and Sakarya University.
Linn Axelsson is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Human Geography at Stockholm University. Her research interests include critical border studies, migration management and international trade regulation. Specifically, her research focuses on the ways in which the global circulation of people and products is shaped by, and shapes, systems of mobility control in diverse contexts including the textile trade in Ghana and labour migration to Sweden and the UK. Linn’s current research, funded by the Swedish Research Council, focuses on new spatial and temporal registers of power involved in labour migration management in three sectors of the Swedish labour market.
Armando Di Lillo
Michaelmas 2016 and Hilary 2017
Armando Di Lillo is a second year PhD student in Economics at IMT School for Advanced Studies, Lucca. His research focuses on the diffusion process of public attitudes towards immigration across Europe over the past decade. He is also interested in looking at evidence on the links between immigration and crime, assessing the impact of implemented asylum policies on public finances, and scrutinising the existence (and, if so, the sign and magnitude) of a relationship between the length of asylum application procedures and crime rates.
Michaelmas 2016 and Hilary 2017
Bishawjit Mallick has a PhD in Regional Science from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. In his PhD thesis, he explores societal change in the context of increasing climatic events, particularly cyclone-affected coastal communities in southwest Bangladesh, as well as examining more broadly disaster-induced migration and its consequences for society. He is interested in the ‘non-migration of people at risk’ in the context of climate change adaptation – why do the people at risk not migrate, and how do they survive in vulnerable environments? – and the role of short-term migration in shaping long-term non-migration. His current research focuses on qualitative and quantitative assessment of migrated livelihoods of people in coastal Bangladesh.
Magdalena Ulceluse is a Marie Curie Phd candidate in Political Science at the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations, Central European University. She obtained her BSc in Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in Timisoara, Romania and went on to gain an MSc in Public Policy and Human Development from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT in the Netherlands. She has previously worked on projects for the ILO, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Commission, CEDEFOP and ISFOL, among others. Her main research interests lie in labour migration, immigration and labour policies, as well as the effect of institutional factors on immigrants’ economic activities.