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Asya Pisarevskaya is Assistant Professor of Migration and Diversity Governance. Currently, she studies migration-related diversities and modes of governance in European cities. She is a lecturer and thesis supervisor in an international Master Programme "Governance of Migration and Diveristy".  She is lead-researcher and manager of 'Rotterdam Inclusivity Project' that explores patterns of discrimination in the city of Rotterdam. She also currently researches how mid-sized cities in the Netherlands deal with local migration realities.

In the past she was involved in Horizon-funded project SprINg 'Sustainable Practices for newly arrived migrants', in which knowledge on integration policies and practices is made more accessible for practitioners.she was a project manager of the international Horizon 2020-funded project “CrossMigration” which created a global online library of migration research. During this project she explored how migration studies have developed over time as a scientific field.

Her wider research interests lie in the realm of comparative migration and diversity studies, integration policies and labour market participation of refugees. Dr. Pisarevskaya has obtained her PhD in Sociology and Methodology of Social Research at the University of Milan and the University of Turin (Italy). Her dissertation explored the role of policies in labour market integration of humanitarian migrants through a comparative study of seven European countries in the period of 1990-2008.

Keywords: integration policies, labour market integration, comparative analysis, migration-related diversity, migration governance

Sleutelwoorden: integratiebeleid, arbeidsmarktintegratie, vergelijkende analyse, migratie gerelateerde diversiteit, bestuur van migratie

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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