Dr. Katie Kuschminder is an associated researcher at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance and UNU-MERIT. She is currently completing a NWO Rubicon scholarship as a Research Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute. Her current project at the EUI is a comparative analysis of Eritrean and Nigerian migrants decision making factors in Italy.
Katie has been working in research for the past ten years and has worked on or managed migration projects for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection Irregular Migration Research Group, German Development Cooperation, IOM, and UNHCR. In previous years, Katie has taught in the MSc in Public Policy and Human Development, the Migration Management Diploma Programme, Migration Studies at the University College Maastricht, and in the Evidence Based Policy Research Programme. Katie’s main research interests are in the areas of migration and development, return and reintegration, and irregular and transit migration.