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    Diana Peña Ruiz

    Dear colleagues,

    My name is Diana Peña Ruiz, and I am from Colombia. As an anthropologist (BA) and a demographer (MSc), I have a keen interest in migration issues. My research has focused mainly on migration flows in Latin America.

    I hope to acquire new knowledge in this exciting course.

    Best regards,

    Prince Tomar

    Hello everyone!

    I am Prince Tomar, a recent graduate in Global Studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi. I worked along the India-Nepal border for my master’s dissertation on ‘Borderlands studies’ while proposing a number of approaches to study the ever-evolving Asian borderlands. Prior to that, I worked with Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) – a social movement led by Adivasis, environmentalists, and human rights activists under the leadership of Medha Patkar and Baba Amte, which has been at the forefronts of the movement against India’s most controversial Dam construction projects – Sardar Sarovar Dam, Madhya Pradesh, India. I also graduated in Literature in English from the University of Delhi while being involved in various positions at The 1947 Partition Archive – an organization that is working for digitally archiving the first-hand witness accounts of the India-Pakistan partition survivors.

    While searching for future opportunities in academic research related to borders, I am excited about being a part of this course among the students and experts on migration and mobility from around the world.

    All the best to everyone!


    Hi everyone,

    My name is Cecilie Kern, and I live in New York City. I have a BA in Diplomacy & World Affairs from Occidental College, and a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, concentrating in Human Rights and Humanitarian Policy. I have worked as an NGO representative to the United Nations since 2014, and have dedicated much of my work to advocacy for human rights-based, gender-responsive policies in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants, and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.

    I’m particularly interested in the gendered impacts of migration, and the differentiation between regular and irregular migrants and migrants and refugees and how these differences impact peoples’ enjoyment of human rights.

    Looking forward to learning and engaging with all of you.


    Hello Everyone!

    I am Tejal from India. I am a docotoral candidate at the Jawaharlal Nehru Univeristy and my thesis looks at the role of UNHCR in assisting stateless persons, particularly the Rohingyas. Previously, I have worked at the National Maritime Foundation, a think tank based in New Delhi where I looked at issues of maritime migration.

    I am excited to be part of this course.I am hoping to apply the knowledge that I acquire through this course to understand the migration processes applicable to stateless refugees who often experience forced displacement.

    Looking forward to engaging with everyone here. Thank You Zolberg Institute for this opportunity!


    Hello everyone!

    It’s a pleasure to be a participant in this course, I’m glad to meet you all and lucky to be part of this diverse and talented group of professionals.

    My name is Annie Ponce from Honduras, currently living in Idaho, USA. I have a Bachelor’s of International Relations and a Master’s in Political Science.

    I’m eager to share more in the following days!


    Hello Everyone!!!

    I am Sadikshya Bhattarai and I am from Nepal. I am currently working as a Senior Research Associate at Social Science Baha. We work on diverse range of topic with migration being one of the main. In the current context, reverse migration has become a serious issue in Nepal and with it has brought forth a lots of challenges. I am really interested to know more about what is happening in the current situation in the global north and global south. Particularly with the focus on the protection of rights of migrants in the country of destination and particularly for the female migrants.

    I am excited to be part of this course. And I am looking forward to learning from you all.


    Hello All,

    I’m Atharva. I recently graduated with a Master of Arts in International Affairs from the O.P. Jindal Global University, Delhi, India; and will be joining the university as a Research Fellow soon. My research work focuses on international migration & mobility, global urban politics, informal sector studies and grassroots-led community development, with a particular interest in the intersection of urbanisation, migration & gender. My Master’s thesis explored the political economy of internal migration in India.

    I have been involved in a number of research and community development projects in New Delhi, Haryana, Assam and Meghalaya in India, and in the Indo-Bhutan border area in Bhutan. I look forward to interacting with you all! See you soon 🙂


    Hi everyone,

    I am Catherine from Austria. I finished my Master of Law in 2018, and currently I am doing the compulsory Judge Training at the Regional Court of Vienna. I used to work for an International Organisation active in the field of Migration and I would like to return to this field, therefore to freshen up my Knowledge 🙂

    Looking Forward to learning from and alongside of all of you!

    Shraddha Dubey

    Hello, everyone. My name is Shraddha Dubey. I am a lawyer from India and a recent LL.M. graduate from Leiden University with a specialisation in International Criminal Law. I am interested in strategic litigation and the process of integration of migrants in new societies especially in the present tumultous times of increased extremism.

    I am looking forward to having an enriching experience in this course with all the learned teachers and colleagues.


    Amit Gautam

    Hello everyone,

    I am Amit Gautam from Nepal. Recently, I completed my master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. My research interests involve governance and international border. I work with Social Science Baha, a Kathmandu based research organization, as a Researcher Associate. I have been involved in several research projects as a part of my job. Apart from that, I have experience of teaching high school students for three years from 2015 to 2018.

    Looking forward to an exciting journey of learning with all of you!


    Hello everyone!

    My name is Emilie McDonnell, hailing originally from Australia. I am a lawyer and currently completing my PhD in Law at the University of Oxford. My research is in refugee, migration and human rights law, specifically on protecting the right to leave and related human rights of asylum seekers, refugees and other migrants during ‘externalised migration control’.

    My interest in this area began back in Tasmania and in the context of Australia’s restrictive immigration and asylum policies, which led me to co-found Tasmania’s first community legal centre for refugees and asylum seekers, the Tasmanian Refugee Legal Service.

    I am really looking forward to this course and learning with you all!


    Hello everyone, my name is Jose Luis Benitez, I am from El Salvador but currently, I am living in Uganda. My background is in journalism and communication studies. I did my doctoral dissertation some years ago on the Salvadoran diaspora, collective identities, and the use of media in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. I have this publication in Spanish in case it is interesting for you: La comunicacion transnacional de la e-familias migrantes,
    I hope to learn from all of you in this course.


    Hello everyone,

    I am a doctoral student from Ireland, studying severe labour exploitation.
    Looking forward to this course!

    Amit Gautam

    Hey Prince,
    Glad to have known you. I am Amit Gautam from Nepal. As I could read in your introduction, you have done your master’s thesis on ‘Nepal-India Border.’ Since I am also interested in studying border issues, mainly those that prevail along the Nepal India border I would appreciate it if you found some time to discuss with me your experience of working with people along the border region.

    Would you mind providing me your email address?

    Take care! Stay safe!


    Hello everyone,

    My name is Salvatore, I am specialist in EU migration policies mostly, though I have specialised in EU law on asylum and migration in Brussels (Belgium). Currently living between Antwerp (Belgium) and Helsinki (Finland), I coordinate a city-led initiative focused on human mobility in urban contexts across Africa and Europe.

    I have worked for decentralised, national and international bodies, on topics related to migration, integration of migrants, promotion of minorities inclusion, trafficking in persons and people smuggling, security and border controls. I have been always tempted by the idea of pursuing a more academic path, though eventually always opted for more pragmatic professional experiences.

    I am very much looking forward to this course and to learning more.

    All the best!

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