The MPC’s team includes a multi-disciplinary group of academic researchers and administrative staff. Our ‘MPC Associates’ are based within the wider EUI or at other research institutions.

Academic Staff

Ingrid Boas

Visiting Fellow

Leiza Brumat

Research Fellow

Tel. +39 055 4685 547

Fields of interest: migration policies and policymaking, free movement of persons, regional integration, regionalism. Geographic areas: South America, North America, Europe.

Tiziana Caponio

Marie Curie Fellow

Fields of interest: Migration policy, local policies, multilevel governance, immigrant integration

Sergio Carrera

Part-time Professor

Fields of interest: Migration, Asylum, Schengen, Citizenship and Integration laws and policies in the European Union

James Dennison

Part-time Professor

Tel. +39 055 4685 885

Fields of interest: Public attitudes, social scientific methods, political behaviour

Lenka Dražanová

Research Associate

Tel. +39 055 4685 707

Fields of interest: public opinion and attitudes, attitudes formation, comparative political behaviour and quantitative methods

Andrew Geddes

Professor and Director of the MPC

Tel. +39 055 4685 785

Fields of interest: Migration policy and politics, regional migration governance, global migration governance

Leila Hadj Abdou

Research Fellow

Tel. +39 055 4685 604

Fields of interest: international migration governance, immigrant integration and immigration/asylum policies, populist radical right, social movements

Mauro Lanati

Research Fellow

Tel. +39 055 4685 889

Fields of interest: Determinants of Migration, Foreign Aid, International Trade

Mehari Taddele Maru

Part-time Professor

Fields of interest: migration and human rights, peace and security, law and governance

Letizia Palumbo

Visiting Fellow

Fields of interest: Migration, trafficking, labour exploitation, gender and human rights

Ettore Recchi

Part-time Professor

Tel. +39 055 4685 825

Fields of interest: mobilities, migration, transnationalism, Europe

Martin Ruhs

Professor and Deputy Director of the MPC

Tel. +39 055 4685 847

Fields of interest: Economics and politics of international migration

Gabriella Sanchez

Research Fellow

Tel. +39 055 4685 782

Fields of interest: migrant smuggling, human trafficking, border security, illicit markets, transnational organized crime, drug trafficking

Alina Vrânceanu

Research Fellow

Fields of interest: Public opinion, political behaviour, political representation, comparative politics, quantitative research methods

MPC Associates

Emanuel Deutschmann


Tel. +39 055 4685 538

Fields of interest: social networks, transnational mobility and communication, regional integration, globalization, migration, social stratification

Elias Dinas


Rezart Hoxhaj

MPC Associate

Alessandra Venturini


Tel. +39 055 4685 733

Fields of interest: Economics, effect of migration in destination and in the sending countries

Carolina V. Zuccotti

Short-term Visitor

Tel. +39 055 4685 848

Fields of interest: Social Inequality and Social Stratification; Migration and Ethnicity; Urban Sociology

Administrative Staff

Ciara Burbridge

Administrative Assistant

Tel. +39 055 4685 852

Julia Hiltrop

Administrative Assistant

Tel. +39 055 4685 628

Claudio Mazzetti

Executive MPC Manager

Tel. +39 055 4685 884

Web Unit

Giovanni Manetti


Tel. +39 055 4685 748


Former Professors, Research Associates and Fellows