I completed my PhD in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute in 2008. From 2008 to 2011, I was a post-doctoral fellow and part-time lecturer at the Université de Montréal. Since 2011, I am a lecturer at the University of Leicester, in the Department of Sociology. My research interests relate to social movement studies, immigration studies and European politics. I analyse social movements for the rights of migrants from a comparative and multi-level perspective. I examine theoretical and empirical questions on immigration, citizenship, and the construction of collective actions at various levels of governance in a context of europeanization. In my PhD, I compared the mobilizations of asylum-seekers and refugees in France and Germany, and I analysed their strategies of mobilization at the European Union level. Recently, I also analysed the collective actions of undocumented migrants’ movements in Canada. My present research focuses on the symbolic and geographical dimensions of the protest for the rights of migrants.
Research interests : collective action, europeanization, migrants’ rights, citizenship