Curriculum Vitae

Samuel D. Schmid is a Doctoral Fellow at the MPI-MMG Department of Ethics, Law, and Politics, and a Ph.D. researcher at the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Supervised by Rainer Bauböck and Maarten Vink (both EUI), he investigates the association between the degree to which states open up entry points for immigrants to settle in a receiving country and the degree to which it is more or less easy to obtain a passport of the host state. Further fields of research include democratic inclusion and the franchise in an age of migration, as well as attitudinal and behavioral research in the realm of immigrant integration. Samuel holds a B.A. in Political Science (summa cum laude), an M.A. in World Society and Global Governance (summa cum laude) from the University of Lucerne, Switzerland, and a MRes from the European University Institute. At the MPI-MMG, he has worked on completing his dissertation, co-organizing the inaugural workshop of the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migration, Citizenship and Political Participation (co-sponsored by the department), and engaged in vibrant intellectual exchanges with his colleagues on the ELP floor. 

Research projects


Schmid, Samuel D. (2020) The architecture of national boundary regimes: mapping immigration and citizenship policies in 23 democracies 1980–2010. Comparative Migration Studies, doi:10.1186/s40878-020-00182-5. Link

Helbling, M.; Simon, S.; Schmid, S.D. (2020). Restricting immigration to foster migrant integration? A comparative study across 22 European countries. Journal  of Ethnic and Migration Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1369183X.2020.1727316. Link

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