Leiza Brumat

Research Fellow
  • Phone: +39 055 4685 547
  • Leiza Brumat is a Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Centre where she works on international and regional migration governance. Before joining the MPC she was a lecturer in International Relations, Regional Integration and International Organizations and a Research Fellow for the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina. She was awarded a PhD in Social Sciences by Flacso–Argentina with a thesis on migration policies and the free movement of persons in Mercosur. Leiza was a visiting scholar at the Università di Bologna and visiting researcher at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has been consultant for various international organizations including the IOM and Mercosur. Leiza writes Op-Eds for some of the main newspapers in Latin America including Clarín and Folha di Sao Paulo.

    Research topics: migration policies and policymaking, free movement of persons, regional integration, regionalism.
    Geographic areas: South America, North America, Europe.
    ORCID ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-5764-0170

    Books
  • Brumat, Leiza (forthcoming). Freedom of Movement in South America: Rethinking Regional Migration Policies. Routledge.
  • Geddes, Andrew, Hadj-Abdou, Leila and Brumat, Leiza (2020, forthcoming). Migration and Mobility in the European Union (2nd edition). London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Geddes, Andrew, Vera-Espinoza, Marcia, Hadj-Abdou, Leila, and Brumat, Leiza (eds.) (2019). The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.

  • Refereed journal articles
  • Acosta, Diego and Brumat, Leiza (2020). Political and legal responses to human mobility in South America in the context of the Covid-19 crisis. More fuel for the fire? Frontiers in Human Dynamics, 2.
  • Brumat, Leiza (2019). (Libre) circulación de personas y políticas migratorias regionales en el MERCOSUR. Estado del arte. Revista MERCOSUR de Políticas Sociales, 3, diciembre. Pp.10-24.
  • DerGhougassian, Khatchik and Brumat, Leiza (2018). The Argentine Military and the Antisubversivo Genocide: The School of the Americas’ Contribution to the French Counterinsurgency Model. Genocide Studies International, 12,1, Spring. Pp. 48-71.
  • Brumat, Leiza and Torres, Rayen (2015). “La Ley de Migraciones 25.871: un caso de democracia participativa en Argentina”. Revista de Estudios Políticos, n. 46 enero- junio. Pp. 55-77.

  • Chapters in edited books (peer reviewed):
  • Brumat, Leiza (2020, forthcoming). The Residence Agreement of Mercosur as an Alternative form of Protection: the Challenges of a Milestone in Regional Migration Governance. In Liliana Lyra Jubilut, Gabriela Mezzanotti and Marcia Vera Espinoza (Eds.). Latin America and Refugee Protection: regimes, logics and challenges. New York-Oxford: Berghahn Books.
  • Brumat, Leiza (2020). Four Generations of Regional policies for the (free) movement of persons in South America (1977-2016). In Katrin Marchand, Glenn Rayp and Ilse Ruyssen (eds). Regional Integration and Migration in the Global South. New York: Springer-United Nations University.
  • Brumat, Leiza and Acosta, Diego (2019). Three Generations of Free Movement of Regional Migrants in Mercosur. Any influence from the EU? In Geddes, Andrew, Hadj-Abdou, Leila, Vera-Espinoza, Marcia and Brumat, Leiza (eds.) The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 54-72.
  • Geddes, A., Hadj-Abdou, L., Vera-Espinoza, M. and Brumat, L. (2019). Introduction: The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance. In Geddes, Andrew, Hadj-Abdou, Leila, Vera-Espinoza, Marcia and Brumat, Leiza (eds.). The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Pp. 1-14.
  • Geddes, A., Hadj-Abdou, L., Vera-Espinoza, M. and Brumat, L. (2019). Conclusion. In Geddes, Andrew, Hadj-Abdou, Leila, Vera-Espinoza, Marcia and Brumat, Leiza (eds.). The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar. Pp. 224-231.
  • Brauner, Susana y Brumat, Leiza (2014). “Un abordaje a las migraciones africanas recientes en Argentina: el caso senegalés. ¿Diáspora o comunidad transnacional?”. In Memorias del I Foro Académico de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades “Desafíos de la Argentina en el Siglo XXI”. Buenos Aires: UADE.
  • Brumat, Leiza (2014). “Órdenes y configuraciones internacionales de poder: entre fines de la Guerra Fría e inicios del Siglo XXI”. In El mundo después de la Primera Guerra, edited by Susana Brauner. Buenos Aires: Ed. Temas.
  • Brumat, Leiza (2014). “El fin de la Guerra Fría: explicaciones teóricas de las Relaciones Internacionales”. In El mundo después de la Primera Guerra edited by Susana Brauner. Buenos Aires: Ed. Temas.
  • Brauner, Susana and Brumat, Leiza (2012). “Diásporas y migraciones recientes en Argentina: una aproximación a las perspectivas en debate. El caso judío y senegalés”. In Las poblaciones afrodescendientes de América Latina y el Caribe. Pasado, presente y perspectivas desde el siglo XXI edited by Becerra, María José, Diego Buffa, Hamurabi Noufouri, Mario Ayala. Córdoba: Universidad Nacional de Córdoba-Universidad Nacional de Tres de Febrero.

  • Research and policy reports
  • Informe sobre el estado de situación de la facilitación del tránsito fronterizo en Suramérica”. Documento de referencia. XVI Conferencia Suramericana sobre migraciones. Asunción, 3-4 November 2016.

  • Blog posts (most recent)
  • Brumat, Leiza (2021). State control + human rights: Venezuelan displacement to Colombia and lessons from South American migration governance MPC Blog.
  • Brumat, Leiza (2020). “The less we move, the more we can contain the virus”: How COVID-19 fundamentally alters understandings of mobility and the free movement of people. MPC Blog.
  • Brumat, Leiza (2019). Venezuelans are the first nationality of asylum seekers worldwide, but South American countries do not recognise them as refugees. Why? MPC Blog.
  • Brumat, Leiza (2019). Migration and the ‘rise of the right’ in South America: is there an increasing anti-immigration sentiment in the Southern Cone? MPC Blog.
  • De Vito, Carmine and Brumat, Leiza (2019). Argentina: Cristina, gli errori di Macri e i timori di Bolsonaro. Affari Internazionali, 25th October.
  • De Vito, Carmine and Brumat, Leiza (2019). Venezuela: crisi, Guaidó e il ruolo del Brasile di Bolsonaro. Affari Internazionali, 1 febbraio.

  • Op-eds
  • Brumat, Leiza (2021). “¿Existe una gobernanza migratoria sudamericana?Clarín, 14 May
  • Brumat, Leiza (2021). “Existe uma governança migratória sul-americana?Folha di Sao Paulo, 8 May
  • Brumat, Leiza and Freier, Feline (2020). “Proteção dos refugiados na América do Sul: lições para a Europa”. Folha de São Paulo.
  • Brumat, Leiza and Freier, Feline (2020). “Protección de los refugiados en Sudamérica: Lecciones para Europa”. La Diaria Uruguay.
  • Brumat, Leiza (2016). La Unión Europea, Turquía y la geopolítica. Op-Ed in Diario Perfil, printed edition, 28/05/2016.

  • Articles in magazines (most recent)
  • Brumat, Leiza (2021). Gobernanza migratoria en Suramérica en 2021: respuestas a la emigración venezolana durante la pandemia. Análisis Carolina, 12.
  • Brumat, Leiza (2020). Freedom of Movement of Persons in South America – an Overview
    Personenfreizügigkeit in Südamerika – ein Überblick. German Agency of Civic Education.