After completing a PhD in 2013 I did post-doc research at Amsterdam University. In 2014-2017 I also worked as a project leader for the Swiss non-government organization Vivre Ensemble (www.asile.ch), which provides information and documentation on the right of asylum.
My PhD research focused on the regional institutionalization processes, taking the Alps as a case study. My thesis, published by Peter Lang in 2016, straddles the middle ground between political and cultural geography.
Since 2012 I have focused on the geographical, political and social issues relating to migration and borders. My research has also addressed media treatment of migratory issues and accommodation policy for asylum seekers in Switzerland.
In 2007-2016 I worked at the Geography and Environment Department of Geneva University, Switzerland: in 2007-2013 as a teaching and research assistant, then as a lecturer (2015-2016) and finally as a scientific collaborator, tasked with organizing a symposium on migration and asylum at Geneva University, in October 2016.
More recently, my research has focused on the reception of exilee people in mountain communities (see POPSU research project) and on the issues at stake in the crossing of Alpine borders by asylum seekers. In this context, I participated in the investigation "The death of Blessing Matthew – a counter-investigation on violence at the alpine frontier", conducted by Border Forensics in collaboration with Tous Migrants.