Dr Ilka Vari-Lavoisier co-organises the termly Migration and Mobility Research Days at COMPAS, as well as regular Early Career Development Lunches for migration researchers.
Ilka is a project manager and postdoctoral fellow for the ERC project HOMInG led by Paolo Boccagni, at the University of Trento.
She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, a joint Master’s degree in Social Sciences (ENS/EHESS, Paris) and a B.A in Political Science (Science Po, Aix-en-Provence).
As a Procter Fellow at Princeton (2013-2015) and a Postdoctoral Fellow at UPenn (2015 – 2017), Ilka developed her expertise on mobility (see her publications here).
To better understand the implications of migration for the sending areas, Ilka pursues an interdisciplinary programme on the links between cognition and migration (see http://cogmig.eu for more information).