Margherita Cusmano is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity. In her mixed-methods Ph.D. project, she explores how migrants in Germany perceive and judge economic inequality. Her research interests include beliefs about inequality and stratification, migration sociology, biographical research, and methodological pluralism.
Prior to joining the institute, Margherita studied Sociology (M.A.) in Göttingen and Foreign Languages and Literatures (B.A.) in Bergamo, Italy. She wrote her master’s thesis within the project “Biographies of migrants from Syria and West Africa in Brazil and in Germany” under the direction of Prof. Dr. Gabriele Rosenthal, researching how illegalized refugees experience legal practices of (im)mobilization. During her studies, she worked as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute and at the Institute of Methods and Methodological Principles in the Social Sciences at the Georg-August-University in Göttingen.
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