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Who's who

Directors

Dr Eiko Thielemann

Dr Eiko Thielemann (Director)

Dr Eiko Thielemann is a Senior Lecturer in European Politics & Policy in the Department of Government and the European Institute of the LSE. His research focuses on international cooperation, asylum and migration, and on multi-level governance and redistribution.Dr Eiko Thielemann is a Senior Lecturer in European Politics & Policy in the Department of Government and the European Institute of the LSE. His research focuses on international cooperation, asylum and migration, and on multi-level governance and redistribution.

Dr Patrick McGovern

Dr Patrick McGovern (Deputy Director)

Dr Patrick McGovern is a Reader in the Department of Sociology. Dr McGovern specializes in economic sociology, especially the sociology of work and labor markets, as well as international migration. Dr Patrick McGovern is a Reader in the Department of Sociology. Dr McGovern specializes in economic sociology, especially the sociology of work and labor markets, as well as international migration.

Professor Luc Bovens

Professor Luc Bovens (Deputy Director)

Luc Bovens is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method. He coordinates the MSc Philosophy and Public Policy. His research interests are moral philosophy, philosophy of economics, and rational and social choice. He is currently working on EU refugee policy.

Dr Justin Gest

Dr Justin Gest (Deputy Director and Research Fellow)

Dr Justin Gest is a Research Associate at LSE Global Governance, as well as Deputy Director and Research Fellow of the LSE Migration Studies Unit. He co-founded the Unit in 2006. His research examines migrants' political behaviour and democratic political participation more generally. More specifically, his work considers social cohesion, integration, identity politics, political alienation, and Muslims in the West. His new research investigates social and political relations
in response to global transformational change. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard, an MSc in International Relations from the LSE, and a PhD in Government from the LSE

Dr Justin Gest is a Research Associate at LSE Global Governance, as well as Deputy Director and Research Fellow of the LSE Migration Studies Unit. He co-founded the Unit in 2006. His research examines migrants' political behaviour and democratic political participation more generally. More specifically, his work considers social cohesion, integration, identity politics, political alienation, and Muslims in the West. His new research investigates social and political relationsin response to global transformational change. He holds a BA in Government from Harvard, an MSc in International Relations from the LSE, and a PhD in Government from the LSE

Research Fellows

Anna Boucher

Anna Boucher (Research Fellow and Co-Founder)

A Zeit-Ebelin Bucerius Scholar in Migration Studies, Anna Boucher is also a 4th year doctoral student in the Department of Government at the LSE. Her research analyses the gender implications of the shift towards more economically selective immigration policy, focussing on Australia and Canada. Anna is one of the founders of the MSU and remains involved through her position as a co-investigator on the Immigration Policy Index Project. From July 2010 she will be a lecturer in the Department of Government at the University of Sydney, Australia.

Nadine El-Enany

Nadine El-Enany (Research Fellow)

Nadine El-Enany is a PhD researcher in the Law Department of the European University Institute, Florence and teaches European Law in the Law Department at the London School of Economics, where she is a Research Fellow in the Migration Studies Unit. Her current research considers the protection implications of European asylum and immigration law and policy in the context of both the European Union and the United Kingdom.

Executive Committee

 

Carolyn Armstrong

Carolyn Armstrong (Manager, Treasurer and Research Fellow)

Carolyn Armstrong is an MPhil/PhD student in the Department of Government at the LSE. Her research focuses on developments in regional cooperation regarding asylum policy in the European Union and North America. Carolyn has previously completed an MSc in the Politics and Government of the European Union at the LSE and holds a BA (Hons) with a double major in Political Science and History from McMaster University in Canada.

 

 

Elliott Fox

 

 

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Elliott Fox (Public Relations)

Elliott Fox graduated from the London School of Economics in 2009 with an MSc in Media and Communications. His dissertation looked at 'new media' and journalistic practices in the UK coverage of immigration policy. Prior to that, he was an intern at UNHCR's press office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He holds a BA in Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London).

 

Luisa Feline Freier (Reading Group)

Feline Freier is an MPhil/PhD student in the Department of Government at the LSE. Her research analyses the impact of migration policy on south-south migration, focusing on African migration to Latin America. Feline holds a BA in Latin American Studies (Economics) from the University of Cologne and a MA in Latin American Studies (Sociology and Law) from UW-Madison.

Mogens Hobolth

 

Mogens Hobolth (Working Papers and Reading Group)

Mogens Hobolth is an MPhil/PhD student at the LSE's European Institute. His research focuses on the development and implementation of the EU's border policy. Mogens holds a BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and an MA in International Relations from King's College London.  

Mogens Hobolth is an MPhil/PhD student at the LSE's European Institute. His research focuses on the development and implementation of the EU's border policy. Mogens holds a BA and MA in Political Science from the University of Copenhagen and an MA in International Relations from King's College London.  

 

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 Martina Viarengo

Laura Robbins-Wright (Reading Group)

Laura Robbins-Wright is an MPhil/PhD student in the Department of Government at the LSE. Her research focuses on public-private partnerships in refugee resettlement in Canada and the United States and responsibility sharing in the European Union. Her other research interests include the dynamics of European Union asylum policy, the evolving migration-security nexus, and the externalisation of migration controls. Laura holds a Master of Arts in European Political and Administrative Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium and an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from the University of Toronto in Canada.

Dr Martina Viarengo (Working Papers)

Dr Martina Viarengo is a Research Officer at the London School of Economics where she works at the Centre for Economic Performance, and a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Her research interests lie in the areas of Comparative Education Policy, Inequality and Migration, as well as education policy and labor market outcomes in the OECD and developing countries. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics, a Master's from Northwestern University and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Turin.

Advisory Board

Didier Bigo

Professor Didier Bigo

Didier Bigo is a Professor of International Relations at Sciences-Po and a Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London. Didier Bigo is a Professor of International Relations at Sciences-Po and a Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London.

D idier Bigo is a Professor of International Relations at Sciences-Po and a Visiting Professor in the Department of War Studies at King's College, London.
Elizabeth Guild

Dr Elspeth Guild

Dr Elspeth Guild is a Professor of European Migration Law at the University of Nijmegen, Netherlands. She is also a Visiting Professor at the LSE and a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels.

LSE Faculty Associates

LSE Student Associates

  • Federico Baradello
  • Claire Beaugrand
  • Max Bolt 
  • Elisabeth Frantz
  • Lior Herman
  • Malcolm James
  • Matthias Mayer

External Affiliates

 

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