Chiara Loschi is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Bologna, and she has joined the Processing Citizenship Team in September 2020.
Before joining Processing Citizenship, she has been postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna from 2018 to 2020, at the Centre for European Integration Research, IPW, in the frame of a project led by Dr. Peter Slominski and funded by the Austria Science Fund titled “The EU-Border Protection Regime: The Cooperation between EU Agencies and its Consequences for Fundamental Rights”. From 2017 to 2018, she has been based in Tunis as a CNRS postdoctoral researcher in the frame of an EU HORIZON2020 project led by Norwegian Institute for Foreign Affairs, and titled “EUNPACK. Good intention mixed results”, on EU crisis response in Libya.
Chiara holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and International Relations at the University of Turin. Her thesis focused on neoliberal local governance reforms and waste management introduced in Tunisia until 2011. Research had been possible thanks to grants from the French Institute de Recherche sur le Maghreb Contemporain and the Yale University program on Governance and Local Development (directed by Prof. Ellen Lust). She holds a MA in Cultural Anthropology at the University of Turin, with a thesis on memories of colonial and post-colonial history between Italy and Libya. She made extensive fieldwork in Tunisia (2013-2018) and Libya (2010).
She has experience as co-project manager and participant in EU Youth in Action programs (2007-2013) on migration and second generations with fieldworks in Senegal, Portugal and Italy.
Her research interests include: political participation and political processes in the MENA region, studies on memory (war, trauma, colonial post-colonial), EU external action, processes of securitization of migration, EU agencies, European integration and fundamental rights in the Justice and Home Affairs domain.
You can read his publications on ResearchGate or follow her @drkiarastorm.