Maria Schiller is now an Assistant Professor for Public Policy, Migration, and Diversity at Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and a specialist on urban governance of migration-related diversity. She leads the research theme “Inclusive Cities and Citizens” in EUR’s “Vital Cities and Citizens” initiative and coordinates the LDE-Master program “Governance of Migration and Diversity”. Prior to joining EUR, she worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Socio-Cultural Diversity, where she examined local responses to migration, in particular focusing on institutional change, street-level bureaucrats’ practice, and claims-making by immigrants and residents, and often takes a comparative perspective. Maria holds a Ph.D. in Migration Studies from the University of Kent and an M.A. in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Vienna.
- Diversity governance: how local state and non-state actors interact to respond to migration (completed)
- Urban governance networks and minority representation (completed) (with Julia Martínez-Ariño, Michalis Moutselos and Karen Schönwälder · cooperating partner: Mireia Bolibar, Barcelona)
- CityDiv · Cities and the challenge of diversity: a study in Germany and France (with Karen Schönwälder (project leader), Christian Jacobs, Christine Lang, Julia Martinez-Ariño, Michalis Moutselos, Lisa Szepan and Alexandre Tandé)
- Diversity and the negotiation of urban life: the interactions of local state actors and residents in shaping responses to immigrant-based diversity (completed)
- Post-multicultural cities and the politics of diversity (completed)