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

Eugenio Cusumano

Jean Monnet Fellow

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

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

Mitja Sardoč

Visiting Fellow

Robert Schertzer

Visiting Fellow

Rueyling Tzeng

Visiting Fellow

Carolina V. 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


Tel. +39 055 4685 538

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

Elias Dinas


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

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