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Luisa Faustini

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Post-doctoral Researcher, UAB


Luisa Faustini Torres is a Margarita Salas Post-doc researcher at Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. She holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Prior to that, she completed a master’s in Immigration Management at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (2015) and a master’s in international relations at the Barcelona Institute for International Studies (2012), where she specialized in global governance and foreign policy. Her PhD research focused on the nexus between EU external migration policies and the democratization of countries in the Southern Mediterranean neighbourhood. Her main research interests are migration politics and policies and their relations with processes of autocratization / democratization in the Euro-Mediterranean region and beyond. She is particularly interested in policy analysis and qualitative research methods (content and text analysis with CAQDAS) as well as discussions on ethics and challenges of conducting field work in authoritarian contexts and over sensitive topics.   

Background and education

  • (2021) Phd in Political and Social Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Research interests

  • Migration
  • Comparative politics
  • Autocratic politics
  • Democratization

Selected publications

  • Faustini, Luisa.2020.Another nexus? Exploring narratives on the linkage between EU external migration policies and the democratization of the southern Mediterranean neighbourhood.Comparative Migration Studies,2020-12. DOI: 10.1186/s40878-019-0165-zLinkLogo open access