Research interests

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

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.