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.
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.
Anna Wirowska is a political scientist and a Ph.D. candidate at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and was awarded a Fulbright Junior Advanced Research Award. Her research focuses on internal displacement in Azerbaijan.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
During her year at ISIM, junior visiting scholar Beatrix Bukus researched the topic of foreign-born school-aged children attending schools in Central Europe. Beatrix's tenure at ISIM culminated in her receipt of ISIM's Certificate in Refugee Emergencies, which she earned by auditing ten courses taught by ISIM faculty and other Georgetown University professors.
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.
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.
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.
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. Michael Werz is a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of International Migration and an Adjunct Professor at the BMW Center for German & European Studies at Georgetown University. He works as Senior Fellow at the National Security Team at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.