Christophe Bertossi, PhD Aix-en-Provence, France.
Christophe is researching issues of citizenship, nationality and immigration within the European context and the way in which nationalism is challenged by the idea of plural citizenship. His current project is to evaluate the British 'race relations' frame through a citizenship perspective. He has published Les frontieres de la citoyennete en Europe: Nationalite, residence, appartenance, Paris, L'Harmattan, Logiques Politiques, 2001.
Gily Coene, PhD Ghent University
Gily is currently Visiting Professor at the Philosophy Department of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University Brussels). She holds a MA and PhD (2004) in Moral Science/Ethics (PhD title: Gender, Migration and Justice: a Critical Approach) from Ghent University and has a BA in Social Work. She worked at CRER as a Postdoctoral Marie Curie Fellow in 2006 (project title: Welfare-seekers or humanitarian refugees? Immigration and residence in the EU on humanitarian and medical grounds: rights, policies and lived realities) and previously joined the Centre as a PhD student at the Marie Curie Training Site in 2002. Her main research interests relate to gender and migration, equality and religious/cultural diversity, health and migration, ethics and human rights.
Nicholas De Genova, PhD Chicago, USA
Nicholas de Genova, Assistant Professor at the Department of Anthropology Columbia University, joined CRER as a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow in June 2007. His topic of his fellowship will be on The Politics of Citizenship, Race, and Migrant "Illegality" in the Aftermath of "Homeland Security": The "War on Terrorism" at Home in the United States. Nicholas' research and teaching include: labour and class formation, racialization, the production of urban space, nationalism, the politics of citizenship, and transnational social processes, especially migration. His ethnographic research explores the social productions of racialized and spatialized difference in the experiences of transnational Mexican migrant workers within the space of the U.S. nation-state. His current research concerns the politics of race and immigration in relation to the Homeland Security State and the so-called "War on Terrorism".
Selmin Kaska, PhD Marmara University, Istanbul
Selmin is from the Department of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations at Marmara University. She gained her PhD in Politics and Social Sciences at the same university, in 2000. Since then, she has been working in the field of gender and migration and she is - with Prof. S.Erder- the co-author of an IOM research report, "Irregular Migration and Trafficking in Women: The Case of Turkey", published in 2003. As a Marie Curie Research Fellow, she is currently working on a project "Gender and Migration, Globalization of Domestic Work: the Moldovian Case in Turkey". Her main aim is to analyse the gender dimension of new migration, with an emphasis on the peculiarities and commonalities of the Turkish case in the wider context of globalization of domestic work.
Thomas Lacroix, PhD University of Poitiers/IEP of Paris, France
Thomas obtained a PhD in political sciences and geography in 2003 at Migrinter (University of Poitiers) and the CERI (IEP of Paris). Formerly Marie Curie fellow at the CEDEM (University of Liège) and postdoctorant in Rabat (Morocco) at the Centre Jacques Berque. His research is focused on the transnational activities of migrants in Europe and the migration networks from Morocco. His current project is to analyse the relationship between transnationalism and development through the involvement of migrants in favour of their region of origin. He has published "les réseaux marocains du développement: geography du transnational, politiques du territorial" Paris, les Presses de Science Po, 2005.
Xavier Lemaire, MS-Mgt Sorbonne, PhD EHESS
Former lecturer in Socio-Economics, Organisational Theory and Design, Cross Cultural Management and Sociology of Organisations in main universities of Paris for five years. His research is on the interaction between cultural identities and the construction of public policies concerning territorial development and environmental issues. His sociological thesis dissertation on the Administrative Action and the Imaginary Institution of Cultural Difference has been carried out in French Guiana. He is now conducting a comparative field survey on Guyana, focusing on the colonisation of the hinterland and the cultural reception of the international discourse on sustainable management of the tropical rainforest.
Ruth Mestre i Mestre, PhD University of Valencia, Spain
Ruth was formerly lecturer in Legal Theory and Jurisprudence at the University of Valencia. Her PhD dissertation, A Feminist Critique of Spanish Immigration Law, has recently been awarded Valencia's Extraordinary PhD prize. From a feminist perspective, she is now researching the increased interest of European states in the traffic of human beings, and challenging the victimisation that shapes both politics and norms regulating immigration to the EU, which legitimate a restrictive immigration policy and the criminalisation of irregular/autonomous migration. Her research is particularly focused on sex workers, upon whom a double victimisation operates before their rights are recognised and residence permits are allowed.
Isabelle Rigoni, PhD University of Saint-Denis, France
Isabelle has a PhD in political science. She was a lecturer for five years in sociology and political science in the universities of Paris 8 Saint-Denis and Evry-Val d'Essonne, France (1996-2001). A part of her PhD dissertation was published under the title Mobilisations et enjeux des migrations turques en Europe de l'Ouest (2001). She is co-director of D'un voyage a l'autre. Des vois de l'immigration pour un developpement pluriel (2001) and director of Turquie, les mille visages. Politique, religion, femmes, immigration (2000). She is also the author of numerous articles on questions of migration (identity, transnational association networks, citizenship) and political violence through the Kurdish and Tamil cases. She is correspondent in Great Britain for the review CEMOTI (CERI-IEP de Paris).
Svetlana Stamenova, PhD Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Svetlana is from the Institute of Sociology, the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. She is a former Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affair Fellow. She is the author of a cross-national representative Balkan survey (Serbia and Montenegro, Macedonia, and Bulgaria) sponsored by the German Marshal Fund of the US. At present Svetlana is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at CRER. She is studying the peculiarities of the Balkan political culture and its impact upon inter-ethnic understanding in a comparative perspective including some central European and western countries. Her project aims to test by data whether a coherent whole exists in respect to political culture that could be called "Balkan pattern", or that pattern is only a political myth.