The department is a lively community that is recognised internationally as one of the top centres for research and teaching in development studies.
I am currently a part-time Research Associate and PhD Candidate at the Chair of Political Sociology at the University of Bamberg, Germany, and teach seminars on various topics of migration research. In addition, I continue to work part-time as Researcher for the Expert Council of German Foundations on Integration and Migration in Berlin where I started in June 2013. Previously, I held a position as Carlo-Schmid-Fellow at the Migration Health Division of the International Organization for Migration in Geneva. I am interested in comparative and international migration policies, migration and development, labour markets and social inequality.
I was lured by the interdisciplinary approach of the MSc and the excellent study opportunities at Oxford. Indeed, I believe that the MSc in Migration Studies allowed me to gain a solid understanding of migration and displacement, related policies and impacts and gave me a firm social science background against which I developed the analytical skills to approach academic and policy-related questions in a critical and solution-oriented way. Last but not least I was lucky to meet a great group of fellow students who have become good friends during the year at Oxford and beyond.
I was lured by the interdisciplinary approach of the MSc and the excellent study opportunities at Oxford.