Eveline Manuela Odermatt
My research interests revolve around intra-European migration, migration and development, migration and social inequality, and new entangled realities – transnational configurations and multi-pluralities. I am particularly interested in how processes of migration and remigration transform, and are shaped by, human actors. I completed my PhD in 2017, at the Centre for Migration Research (SCMR), University of Sussex (UK). I worked on migration issues both as a researcher; e.g. at the School of Global Studies (University of Sussex) in the ESRC project ‘Optimising Refugee Resettlement in the UK’, and as a consultant to development agencies (e.g. for the SDC, GIZ). In my position as a senior researcher, I am currently leading the project ‘Gender, Return, Migration and Reintegration in the Gambia, Guinea and Senegal’: a 2-years international research project, funded by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS): https://snis.ch/projects/gender-return-migration-and-reintegration-in-the-gambia-guinea-and-senegal/, implemented in cooperation with the School of Social Work, University of Northwestern Switzerland; University Julius Nyerere, Kankan (Guinea Conakry); University Assane Seck, Ziguinchor (Senegal); International Organisation for Migration / IOM; Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). Additionally, I am teaching different aspects of migration at the Department of Sociology, Social Work, and Global Development at University of Fribourg (CH).