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

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

Research Fellow

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

Rezart Hoxhaj

Research Fellow

Tel. +39 055 4685 871

Fields of interest: International factor mobility (Migration), Development economics, Integration/assimilation of immigrants

Mauro Lanati

Research Fellow

Tel. +39 055 4685 889

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

Andrea Pettrachin

Research Associate

Tel. +39 055 4685 628

Fields of interest: refugee crisis, asylum governance, Italian asylum policies, migration governance

Ettore Recchi

Part-time Professor

Tel. +39 055 4685 825

Fields of interest: mobilities, migration, transnationalism, Europe

Alexandra Ricard-Guay

Research Fellow

Fields of interest: Human Trafficking, Gender, Irregular migration, Access to care and reception for migrants and asylum seekers, Adolescent girls and gender-based violence.

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

Carolina Zuccotti

Research Fellow

Tel. +39 055 4685 848

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

MPC Associates

Emanuel Deutschmann

Research Associate

Tel. +39 055 4685 538

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

Elias Dinas


Kirsty Hughes

Jean Monnet fellow

Dimitar Toshkov

Jean Monnet fellow

Alessandra Venturini


Tel. +39 055 4685 733

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

Administrative Staff

Aurélie Boursier

Administrative Assistant

Tel. +39 055 4685 892

Ciara Burbridge

Administrative Assistant

Tel. +39 055 4685 852

Silvia Fiore

Administrative Trainee

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