Sho Akahoshi is a post-doctoral research fellow of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). His current research focuses on the formation and change of the global architecture of humanitarian assistance from a political perspective.
Marianela Barrios Aquino was a visiting researcher from the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon in the spring and summer of 2013. After finishing her degree in Sociology at the University of Salamanca in Spain, Marianela became interested in migration and its effects on the (re)configuration of migrants’ identities.
Ludmila Bogdan holds a doctoral degree in Political Science from the University of Vienna and a Master of Advanced International Studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. At ISIM, she is working on several articles on migration and human trafficking.
Heidrun Bohnet was a post-doctoral visiting scholar at ISIM. She worked on protracted refugee situations. Her research topics include refugee integration in Turkey and refugee settlement policies in Africa.
Eugeniu Burdelnii is a PhD student in the Department of Political Sciences at the Moldova State University in final, dissertation stage, of his studies. His research focuses on the problems of reintegration and return of the highly skilled migrants to the countries of Western Eurasia Border region (the case of the Republic of Moldova).
IlJoon Cho is a journalist with more than 17 years of professional experience in South Korea. A staff writer and columnist with the international news team, IlJoon has reported on the Egyptian revolution from Cairo, as well as events in Israel, Palestine and Iran.
Jessie Connell is a Ph.D. Candidate with the Mekong Research Group (AMRC) at the University of Sydney. Her research examines involuntary community resettlement in Cambodia, focusing on the accountability mechanisms of international financial institutions and the role of civil society organizations in resettlement negotiations.
Jun Duan was a visiting scholar from Chongqing University, China. Before coming to Georgetown, he was an associate professor at the School of Foreign Languages and Cultures, at Chongqing University. He has taught and researched subjects on Economics, Management and Translation. Sponsored by the China Scholarship Council, he is currently conducting research on issues arising from the migration of China’s population, with particular focus on the linkages between the internal and the international categories and interest in Brain Gain vs. Brain Drain.
Yan Fang is an Associate Professor at the Academy of International Policing & Law Enforcement, of the People’s Public Security University of China. Her research mainly focuses on Chinese immigration law and alien administration, international judicial assistance and/or cooperation in criminal issues, especially policing law enforcement regarding anti-transnational crimes.
Juncal Fernández-Garayzábal is MSc in International Cooperation for Development. She is currently also a PhD candidate at Comillas Pontifical University (Madrid, Spain). Her fields of study comprehend conflicts, forced migrations, organised crime and security.
Susana Ferreira holds a PhD Scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT – Portugal) and is currently a PhD candidate in International Relations at the NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal) and in International Security at the Instituto Universitario General Gutiérrez Mellado (IUGM-UNED, Spain). Her main fields of research include: Migrations, Border Management, International Security and the Mediterranean.
Fr. Christoph Hermann, S.J. is a Jesuit priest from Sweden. In 2006 he founded the Jesuit Refugee Service country office in Stockholm and has since served as its director. Hermann has contributed to several EU-funded JRS research projects including a report on immigration detention in Sweden, as well as a report on the impact of the Dublin II regulation on forced migrants.
Claire Higgins was a Fulbright Postdoctoral Scholar at ISIM and is a Senior Research Associate at the Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW in Sydney. At ISIM, she is researched the use of ‘in-country’ processing within the United States refugee admissions program.
Caroline Wanjiku Kihato is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of the Witwatersrand. Her current work looks at the dynamics of migration, gender, and land markets in Maputo, Zambia, and Nairobi.
Dr. Abdeslam Marfouk is Research Fellow at the Institut Wallon de l´Evaluation, de la Prospective et de la Statistique (IWEPS) and Research Associate at the Institut de Recherches Economique et Sociale [IRES] of the Universite Catholique de Louvain [UCL], Belgium.
Gus McLean is a Detective/Federal Agent with the Australian Federal Police, with a background in the investigation of transnational organized crime. Gus has worked in Australia and internationally as part of numerous multi-agency organized crime task forces.
Richa Shivakoti is a PhD student in Public Policy from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Her thesis aims to better understand the various policy relationships between different actors involved in labor migration sector in Nepal and the Philippines, to see if the network structure can help explain differences in policy outcomes.
Dr. Olivier Vonk is a visiting researcher (Marie Curie fellow) from Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Having studied European and Comparative law in Maastricht, he pursued his studies at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, where he obtained a PhD entitled Dual Nationality in the European Union.
Anna Witak (Wirowska) is a Polish diplomat, Fulbright Alumna, and a Ph.D. candidate at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Her research focuses on Azerbaijani migration policy strategy towards internally displaced persons.
Yadi Zhang is a PhD candidate for School of Public Affairs at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. At ISISM, she is working on a comparative analysis of Western and Chinese concepts of global migration governance and is translating ISIM Professor Emerita Dr. Susan Martin’s book International Migration—Evolving Trends from the Early 20th Century to the Present.
Tamaz Zubiashvili is an associate professor at the Department of Economics and Business, Tbilisi State University (TSU). He received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1994, in which he focused his research on migration issues. In 2004-2005, Dr. Zubiashvili was a senior visiting scholar at ISIM.