Andrea joined Processing Citizenship as postdoctoral Research Fellow. He studies multi-level arrangements and policies, changes and tensions triggered by informational infrastructures for migration management in the framework of the EU governance of migration.
Andrea is currently a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Bologna, and je has joined the Processing Citizenship Team in 2020. In the framework of the project, he is specifically studying multi-level arrangements and policies, changes and tensions triggered by informational infrastructures for migration management in the framework of the EU governance of migration.
Before joining Processing Citizenship, he worked as Research Associate at the Migration Policy Centre of the European University Institute, where he worked on the H2020 Project ASILE on global asylum governance and on the ERC Project MIGPROSP, exploring understandings of and approaches to international migration by key governance actors in Europe.
He holds a PhD in Politics awarded in early 2020 by the University of Sheffield (UK), supervised by Prof. Andrew Geddes. During his PhD he has conducted research on the governance of asylum-seeking migration in Italy during the “refugee crisis”, analysed with a specific focus on political actors’ framing and sensemaking processes in a multi-level governance scenario, policy networks and their impact on the outputs and outcomes produced by governance systems.
Overall, he is particularly interested in decision-making processes and in the interplays between migration governance, policy-making and politics. He has published articles on this topic in various international academic journals.
Before starting his PhD, during his previous studies, he conducted research on Internet governance and digital constitutionalism, and published an article on this topic in “International Communication Gazette” in 2018.
Also during his previous studies, he developed some practical experience in the field of asylum/migration, having worked as an intern for an NGO working with migrants in Ceuta, the Spanish enclave in Morocco, and as a trainee in the international press agency Inter Press Service.
You can read his publications on ResearchGate or follow him @andreapettrac.