Fran Meissner, 2009-2013
Fran Meissner is now Marie Skłodowska Curie Fellow at TU Delft | OTB - Research Institute for the Built Environment
Fran Meissner was Research Group leader at the Department of urban and regional sociology, University of Kassel, and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Before joining the EUI as a post-doctoral researcher Fran was a doctoral research fellow at the MPI MMG where she completed her research for a PhD in Migration Studies at the University of Sussex. She successfully defended her thesis in August 2013. Fran’s research interest focusses on contemporary urban social configurations and how these are transformed through international migration. Her PhD research is an empirical application of super-diversity and it investigates how multidimensional forms of migration related differentiations can be studied through the social networks of migrants from numerically small migrant groups. Fran holds an MSc in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex and has previously studied at Keele University. She has worked as an associate researcher for the Sussex Centre for Migration Research and with the UK based Runnymede Trust. She has gained teaching experience at Sussex University and has worked as a consultant for the Institute of Development Studies.