Kacper is a researcher at the Department of Political Science, University of Oslo. He is a political sociologist specializing in transnational and European politics. He holds a Dr rer. soc. in the Social Sciences from the University of Konstanz (2012), and an M.Sc. in Political Science (International Relations) from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (2008). He was a visiting researcher at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI Florence, and a Dahrendorf Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. He coordinates the DIASPOlitic project and leads Work Packages 1 and 4.
Marta is Research Director, and Research Professor in Migration Studies, at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO). As a human geographer she is interested in the impacts of migration and transnationalism in both emigration and immigration contexts. Marta’s work draws on interview, focus group, and survey data, paying critical attention to the use of categories. She has published extensively in migration studies and regularly engages with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders. In DIASPOlitic she leads Work Package 3.
Ben is Associate Professor in the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities. A political scientist, he received a PhD in Government from the University of Essex and has worked at the Institute for Public Affairs in Bratislava, the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, and the University of Sussex, UK (as Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow). His primary area of research interest is the politics of populism in Central and Eastern Europe, incorporating analysis of party ideological appeals and voter behaviour. In DIASPOlitic he leads Work Package 2.
Davide holds an MA in Human Geography from the University of Oslo. His area of research is migration, belonging and political participation. He has been working as a research assistant at PRIO since June 2019. He contributed to the publication of the 2019 GOVCIT report Citizenship, Participation and Belonging in Scandinavia. In DIASPOlitic he coordinates the gathering and conducts the coding of the qualitative data in Work Package 3.
Toma is a lecturer at Babeș-Bolyai University, College of Political Science Public Administration and Communication, Political Science Department. His research interests cover topics such as diaspora political participation, online activism and protests. Toma has PhD in Political Science from the Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland. In DIASPOlitic he gathers data on Romanian elections.
Ivo is a political economist focusing on corruption and FDI in post-communist countries, EU governance, and political philosophy. He is currently a PhD Researcher at the European University Institute, Florence, supervised by Dorothee Bohle. He received an M.A. in European Studies (2018), a B.A. in Political Science (2015), as well as a B.A. in German Philology and Philosophy (2014), all at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen. In DIASPOlitic he gathers data on Bulgarian elections.
Gunda is an Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia and Director of the Center for International Studies. She has served as Deputy Chairperson of the Strategic Analysis Commission under the auspices of the President of Latvia, Chief of Staff of the Speaker’s Office, and Advisor to several ministers. Her core research interests include multilateral cooperation, Russia studies, United Nations' global politics, geopolitics, and global peace and security. In DIASPOlitic she gathers data on Latvian elections.
Jogilė is an Assistant and Researcher at the Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, where she defended her PhD in 2018. Her main research interests lie in the areas of populism, political representation and collective memory. In DIASPOlitic she gathers data on Lithuanian elections. Photo: Vytas Neviera/IIRPS VU.
Angelina is an anthropologist and ethnographer. She holds an MA in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Warsaw. She received the Catalan's government grant (FI AGAUR) to write doctoral thesis on transnational social protection of Romanian migrants in Spain under the program of the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Collaborator in a research project on care and gender justice at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Interested in social reproduction theory, critical studies on labor and care, intra-European migration from East to West, transnational social protection, inequalities, and social and ecological justice. In DIASPOlitic she conducts interviews with Polish migrants in Barcelona.
Freelance journalist based in Barcelona. She has written on displacement and migration in Spain, Turkey, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Tunisia, Germany and about frozen conflicts (Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Transnistria, and Kosovo). Corina holds a Ph.D. from the University of Barcelona. She is co-author of the volume “El último europeo” (Oveja roja, 2014) and has worked with organizations which speak against the situation of undocumented migrants in Spain and their lack of access to public services. She is a member of the OACU (Anthropology Observatory of Urban Conflict) Research Group of the University of Barcelona. In DIASPOlitic she conducts interviews with Romanian migrants in Barcelona.