Diana Volpe

Research Student

Diana is a DPhil candidate in International Development, where her research focuses on the ethics of sea rescue and the legality of pushbacks in the Mediterranean, specifically in the context of Italy-Libya relations, and its current out-sourcing practices. She holds a Master’s degree in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies from Oxford University, where her thesis provided a critical discourse analysis of narrative frameworks in Italy between government actors and NGOs regarding sea rescue practices. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Politics and International Relations from UCD, Dublin.

Research interests:

sea rescue, Italy-Libya relations, externalisation, Mediterranean Sea, refugees and forced migration, discourse theory