Marco Giugni

Marco Giugni is professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations and director of the Institute of Citizenship Studies (InCite). He is also European editor of the journal Mobilization: An International Journal. His main interests are social movements and political participation.

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Çağla Aykaç


Çağla E. Aykaç is currently a scientific collaborator at the Institute of Citizenship Studies (InCite) and in the Gender studies department of the University of Geneva. She holds a PhD in Sociology from the EHESS in Paris and has been teaching courses in political sociology and qualitative methods in social sciences for several years.   Her research interests are on public debates and scandals related to Islam in Europe, forms of racism and nationalism, social movements, and contemporary Turkish society.  She participated in several large scale scientific research projects funded by transnational and European institutions.


Rémi Baudoui


Rémi Baudouï is professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of Geneva. His research focuses on the history of theories and doctrines of planning, analysis of public policies for urban social development and human security.





Esma Baycan

Esma Baycan studied International Relations at the Galatasaray University (BA 2009) and the Université Libre de Bruxelles (MA 2010). During her theses, respectively on the Treaty Establishing a Constitution for Europe and the Nature of European Borders, her research interests evolved more theoretical and are situated currently in contemporary normative political philosophy. She earned a Master's degree in Philosophy at KU Leuven (2012) and wrote a thesis on "David Miller's theory of migration: A Critical Assessment". She is a Ph.D. fellow working on the project "Citizenship and immigration: An empirical and normative analysis of Swiss philosophy of integration" in the framework of NCCR – on the move. She is interested in the ethics of immigration, social cohesion, liberal nationalism, civic patriotism, ideal/non-ideal theory distinction, republicanism and global justice.


Michele Bocchiola

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Michele Bocchiola is Senior Researcher and Lecturer at the University of Geneva. Previously, he held research positions at the University of Pavia (Italy), Luiss University of Rome (Italy), and the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, SA), where he also taught ethics and political philosophy. His researches interests include the relation between personal privacy and data ownership, the ethics of anti-corruption and normative theories of institutional accountability. He is scientific collaborator II within the SNF project “Endogenous Institutional Trustworthiness – EnTrust” []


Emanuela Ceva

Emanuela Ceva is full professor of Political theory at the Department of political science and international relations of the University of Geneva. Her most recent research interests revolve around the normative theory of institutions and, in particular, the theory of political corruption and the ethics of anticorruption, as well as the political role of moral emotions. She has also directed European research projects on toleration and respect for minorities in the public space.



Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo


Giovanna Di Marzo Serugendo is a Professor of the Department of Geography and Environment (, also member of the Centre Universitaire d'Informatique ( She holds a PhD in Computer Science from EPFL. Her interests include: development of ICT-based methods to foster participation and collective engagement; identification and establishment of mechanisms driving collective intelligence, e.g. decentralised collective decisions regarding policies; and evidence-based policy making. The underlying techniques are based on multi-agents systems and simulations.


Karine Duplan


Karine Duplan is senior lecturer and scientific collaborator at the School of Social Sciences of the University of Geneva, within both the Department of Geography and Environment and the Institute of Gender Studies. She holds a holds a doctoral thesis from Paris-Sorbonne University. Her current research explores issues of social diversity and spatial inclusivity through a focus on processes of inequalities and privileges in the context of globalisation. Drawing on an intersectional perspective, her work aims for a better understanding of boundary-making processes in everyday politics, in terms of gender and sexuality, class, race and ethnicity at different scales.


Cristina El Khoury


Cristina El Khoury is a PhD candidate in Political Science at the University of Geneva. She obtained a Master's degree in Global Politics and Society at the University of Milan (2021). Afterwards, she worked at the Institute for Citizenship Studies in Geneva and in research centres in Milan. She is particularly interested in citizenship issues and in the relationship between migration, climate and conflict.





Eva Fernández G. G.


Eva Fernández G. G. is a scientific collaborator at the University of Geneva and at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Western Switzerland. She works at the NCCR On the Move on a research project on post-retirement international mobilities, transnational lifestyles, and care configurations. She holds a double Ph.D. degree in Political Science and Sociology granted by the University of Geneva and Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa. She collaborated on the H2020 TransSOL, Sirius and Euryka projects. Her research focuses on immigration, inequality, solidarity, and political behavior. 

Matteo Gianni

Matteo Gianni is associate professor at the Department of Political Science and International Relations since 2011. Earlier he has carried out teaching and research activities as assistant, “Maître-assistant”, and “Maître d’enseignement et de recherche”. Thanks to subsidies from the the Swuiss National Science Foundation he has accomplished scientific visits at Rutgers University and at the University of Toronto. Among his activities, he is co-president of the political theory group of the ASSP and founding member of the Research Group on Islam in Switzerland (GRIS).


Nathalie Giger


Nathalie Giger is Assistant Professor of the Department of Political Science and International Relations since 2014. Before she conducted research and teaching activities in the University of Zurich, the University of Mannheim and the University Of Konstanz. She obteined her Ph.D. from the University of Bern in 2009. Teaching and research on comparative political behavior.




Jérôme Grand


Jérôme Grand holds a PhD in political science from the Institute of Political Studies in Paris and a PhD in social sciences from the University of Geneva. Currently a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the Institute for Citizenship Studies, he joined the political science department in 2015 as part of his doctoral dissertation in political theory on freedom of association and associative citizenship, conducted in cotutelle with IEP Paris. He taught introductory seminars on the concept of the state and citizenship for six years and has supervised more than seven research projects in political theory. Jérôme also holds a master's degree in social work from the HES-SO Lausanne and has worked for several years as a community organiser. Since 2020, he has held the position of deputy mayor in charge of social cohesion in the commune of Puplinge. His areas of research are theories of justice and democracy, analysis and evaluation of social policies and social work practices; applied approaches to citizenship, social and political engagement, associations and participatory mechanisms; management of public institutions and non-profit organizations.


César Guzmán-Concha

César Guzmán-Concha is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow, and principal investigator in the project “Mobilizing for Basic Incomes: Social Innovation in Motion” (H2020-MSCA MOBILISE, project no. 839483). As a comparative political sociologist, he has investigated topics related to power, conflict and social change both in European and Latin American countries. He has several publications in peer reviewed journals, edited volumes and other outlets, both in English and Spanish language. He has been awarded several competitive grants (CLACSO, Spanish Ministry of Education, DAAD, Foundation of Urban and Regional Research, FP7 Ingrid Network), and also has experience as lecturer, consultant for NGOs and government agencies.


Valentina Holecz

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Valentina Holecz is a doctoral student and collaborator of research at the Institute of Citizenship Studies (InCite). She is currently working on a project financed by the European Commission that aims to study the relations between inequalities and young people's ways of doing politics as well as to advance scenarios for future democratic models and political systems in Europe that are more inclusive for young people. She has collaborated on the SNFS research project ‘Offensive Discourse in Political Arenas’ in 2014. Valentina obtained a bachelor and a master degree in political science at the University of Geneva.




Jasmine Lorenzini

Jasmine Lorenzini holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Geneva. In her doctoral research, “Unemployment and Citizenship: Social and Political Participation of Unemployed Youth in Geneva”, she addresses the consequences of long-term unemployment for youth political participation. Jasmine Lorenzini is currently post-doctoral researcher on the POLCON ERC Advanced Grant at the European University Institute in Florence. She works on a research project on political parties and social movements positions and interactions in times of crises, under the supervision of Hanspeter Kriesi. She previously worked as a post-doctoral researcher on the LIVEWHAT project, under the coordination of Marco Giugni, and served as deputy lecturer at the department of political science and international relations where she offered a Master course on Emotions and Politics. Her research interests include: political participation, social movements, political parties, labor market inclusion, youth, and citizenship.


Barbara Lucas

Barbara Lucas is professor at the University of Applied Science and Arts Western Switzerland (HETS, HES-SO), where she teaches social policy. She is also lecturer at the Department of Political Science and International Relations. She is specialised in comparative public policy analysis. Her work deals with care policies (childcare, disability, elderly care, dementia, home care) and public health policies (alcohol and drug policies). Her recent research concerns dementia care policies in Switzerland and Europe.



Natalia Malancu


Natalia C. Malancu is a post-doctoral researcher working, in the context of COST Action 16111 ETHMIGSURVEYDATA, on the SNSF-funded project “Is the Integration of Muslim Migrants More Difficult? Unpacking the Differences of the Social, Economic, Civic and Political Integration of Muslim and Non-Muslim Migrants in Switzerland in Comparative Perspective.” She hold a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain. In her dissertation, she addressed the link between the labor market outcomes of first-generation immigrants and the policy configuration of their host country. Her research interests include international migration, refugees, social inequality, identity and discrimination, as well as research methods. 


Noémi Michel