Simona Schreier, MLAW
Simona Schreier is a PhD Candidate in Migration Studies at the Department for Migration and Globalisation since 2019. She is currently working on the project “From returning back to reintegration? A focus on Nigeria” as part of her PhD study.
- IMISCOE Board Member of the PhD Network
- Engaged in other projects on Africa and migration policy
About the person
Simona Schreier holds a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, specializing in criminology, sociology of law and criminal justice reform. Through her work for international organizations during the last years she has developed extensive experience with crime prevention and human rights issues, particularly on trafficking in persons, smuggling of migrants, corruption and juvenile justice.
At the university, the focus of her work is on return and reintegration migration. In particular, the research aims to provide insight into the objective as well as subjective natures of return processes, living conditions and well-being of migrants returning back to their home country. The PhD research project focuses on Austria as the destination country and Nigeria as the origin country.
Her specific research interests include:
- Return and reintegration
- Border studies
- Migration policy making and policy impacts
- Human trafficking and smuggling of migrants
Projects (Extract Research Database)
Lectures (Extract Research Database)
Encouraging assisted return programmes: The industry of migration management
Biennial Conference on Migration Research in Austria, 26/09/2022
The externalisation of assisted return migration in Nigeria
De-centring and Contesting Externalisation in West Africa and Beyond workshop, 19/09/2022
Assisted return programmes: The industry of migration management in Nigeria
19th IMISCOE Annual Conference Crossing borders, connecting cultures, 29/06/2022
How Non-Citizens Perceive the Obstacles and Opportunities to Naturalization in Austria
IMISCOE Spring Workshop: Citizenship from Paper to Practice: Perspectives on the on the Implementation Gap, 20/05/2022
18th IMISCOE Annual Conference ONLINE
18th IMISCOE Annual Conference ONLINE Crossing borders, connecting cultures, 07/07/2021
The Future of Mobility and Immobility Neuchâtel Graduate Conference of Migration and Mobility Studies
Neuchâtel Graduate Conference of Migration and Mobility Studies, 01/07/2021
How have assisted voluntary return programmes developed and evolved over time in Europe?
Migration research in Austria – current trends and challenges, 10/12/2020
The evolution and diffusion of assisted return programmes in Europe since the 1970s
Crossing Borders – Perspectives in Migration Research, 6th Biennial Conference on Migration and Integration in Austria, 17/09/2020
World Café on Return Migration
11. DialogForum - Dialog zwischen Politik, Wissenschaft und Praxis, Donau-Universität Krems, Österreich, 28/08/2019