Katie Kuschminder wins ERC grant

Dr. Katie Kuschminder has won a ‘Starting Grant’ from the European Research Council (ERC), which is awarded to researchers with two to seven years of experience since completion of their PhD. This 1.5-million-euro grant will enable Katie to form a research team for her project ‘Reintegrate’, which will study the reintegration governance for migrants by combining the existing fields of migration governance and return migration studies. The research project will zoom in on the increasing number of people returning to their origin countries, either voluntarily or by force, and their experiences with the reintegration process and its governance. To do so, the team will develop a database of reintegration governance in states globally, as well as a theoretical framework for understanding reintegration governance. The framework will be tested in Ethiopia, Morocco, Nepal and Serbia. Read more about Katie’s research grant and the ‘Reintegrate’ project here.