Simona Pagano, 2017-2019
Simona Pagano was part of SCD’s VW Foundation-funded project on refugee accommodation. A cultural anthropologist interested in issues related to migration and border regimes, racism and anti-racism, she completed her dissertation at the Department for Cultural Anthropology/European Ethnology at the University of Göttingen. For her dissertation, she carried out research in so-called ‘authorized camps’ for Romanies in Rome. She investigated how racism and heteronormativity intersect in the production of the camp space and, inversely, how the camp influences racialized and gendered regimes. Until September 2016, she was employed at the University of Göttingen as a Research Assistant in the DFG- funded Research Training Group “Dynamics of Space and Gender”. From 2010 to 2013, she worked as a Research Assistant in the FP7-funded project “TOLERACE: The Semantics of Tolerance and (anti-)Racism in Europe” based at the European Viadrina University Frankfurt/Oder. In her case studies, she focused on institutional responses concerning the ‘Roma Problem’ in Italy in key life spheres, such as education and employment. Simona Pagano holds an M.A. in Intercultural Communication Studies from the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder. She co-edits the journal Movements: Journal für kritische Migrations- und Grenzregimeforschung. Currently, she works as consultant at the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences.
- Between accommodation and integration: comparing institutional arrangements for asylum-seekers (with Susanne Becker, Miriam Schader, Steven Vertovec and Shahd Seethaler-Wari)
- The challenges of migration, integration, and exclusion (WiMi - Wissenschaftsinitiative Migration und Integration) (with Susanne Becker, Annett Fleischer, Miriam Schader, Steven Vertovec, Shahd Seethaler-Wari and Magdalena Suerbaum)