Giacomo Orsini

Dr. Giacomo Orsini concluded his doctoral studies at the Department of Sociology of the University of Essex in 2016. Before joining Ghent University, he worked as postdoctoral researcher both at Essex and the Université Catholique de Louvain. Since 2015, he also teaches courses on migration, race, ethnicity and the politics of diversity at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. While Orsini’s most recent research is concerned with unaccompanied minors’ migration into Europe and the structural violence they face along their trajectories, he previously conducted research on institutional racism within family reunification in Belgium, and a series of field investigations in key locations of Europe’s migration regime. His studies concentrate on the (coloniality of the) everyday governance of migration and the multiplication of tangible and intangible borders of (racist) exclusion and inclusion. At CESSMIR, he coordinates both the ChildMove and the REFUFAM projects.

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