Margherita Cusmano is a Doctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity. She 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 in Göttingen she worked as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute. Her research interests include migration sociology, social structure analysis, biographical research, figurational sociology, and methodological pluralism.